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Kauai Farmacy – Keeping Kaua’i self-care herbal + fun

Kaua’i Farmacy is one of our North Shore Tour stops where you get to learn all about growing and utilizing medicinal plants here on our beautiful island. We love to share new projects and fun facts about our vendors – here is what Kauai Farmacy has going on this season: Kauai Farmacy’s signature Kauai herbal tea…

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November 5, 2019

Tropical Dreaming on Kauai

Author: Tour Guide Sabrina Petrov Tropical Dreams on Kauai Welcome to Tropical Dreams, an establishment with a name that lives up to the experience! As soon as you enter you’re greeted by friendly faces and an expansive, colorful array of ice cream flavors. Good vibes only in here, and of course everyone gets extra feels when ice cream is involved. Located in the heart of Kapaa, next to Safeway, Tropical Dreams is known for its high quality and expansive array of unique ice cream flavors. This hidden gem of a shop has been in operation close to 8 years. Currently run by Erik, it is a family owned and operated local style spot with its own flavor and style. Locally Sourced Every week Erik picks up the freshly made to order ice cream from The Big Island for Tropical Dreams….

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February 7, 2019

Bone To Be Wild – Kauai's new Bone Broth Company

  Last month I was able to visit Bone To Be Wild’s new location in Kapa’a right on the main road. When you are in traffic it’s the yellow building with this awesome sign. Kristal (the owner) took me on a quick tour and we talked about her new endeavor into the Bone broth world. Have you heard of the benefits of bone broth? You can read all of this on their website www.bonetobewildkauai.com but let me quote it for you here: “Bone broth is an ancient, healing tradition that has been used across nearly all cultures for thousands of years. Animal or fish bones are simmered slowly with vegetables, herbs, and spices for several days, until the bones become soft. As these bones break-down,important nutrients and minerals are released. Bones are rich in calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also contain…

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January 2, 2019

Hale Puna Farm fresh Market

The home & Farm Passionflower The Market Our foodie staff at Tasting Kauai loves to check out new restaurants and stay up to date on new chef innovations & creations  here on island, and while there are few things that excite us more than the search for a heavenly meal, they do exist! I recently had the pleasure of visiting Hale Puna in the town of Waimea. Hale Puna, or the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House, is a burgeoning small scale food forest. This community focused farm is a project we can really get behind. Every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Hale Puna, 9567 Huakai Road you can stop by and visit their farm market and purchase your produce for a good cause. (If this time doesn’t work for you, you can also reach out to set up pickup…

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November 28, 2018

Hualani’s at Timbers Kauai – A Multi Sensory Experience

The Spot We here at Tasting Kauai are always delighted when a new spot opens up for us to explore and taste test. This is especially true when it is a breathtaking oceanfront dining location with fabulous food. I have been hearing from friends all over the island for weeks, that we must go and…

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November 4, 2018

Will Drive for Pastry – Midnight Bear Breads Perfects Artisan Baking

Hanapepe Town Walking down the quiet, dusty main street of Hanapepe town can take you back in time. You could just as easily be sauntering through 1926 as 2018, simply ignore the few modern cars that dot the lane. Visitors and island locals alike often fall in love with the town for the feelings of…

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October 26, 2018

Hanapepe Walking Tour Launching In October!

The Tour We here at Tasting Kauai are excited to share with you that our newest tour of Hanapepe town will be launching officially Friday, October 19th.  Come join us for an afternoon strolling the quiet streets of historic Hanapepe to learn about the town’s past, present and future through its food. We have curated…

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September 21, 2018

Kiawe Roots – The Sunny South Shore's New Favorite Eatery

Clearly, this is a restaurant we at Tasting Kauai are very excited about. We had already ramped you up for the opening, see earlier post for some information about Chef Mark Ruiz and wife Tricia, founders of Kiawe Roots here. This  new local’s favorite hangout is located in the Shops at Kukui’ula above Tortilla Republic. This will be your new favorite place for local food in Poipu. Head over on a Wednesday afternoon to do your shopping at the culinary farmers market, then wander upstairs to try out some of their delicious happy hour cocktails and treats. A personal favorite – Coconut luau dip honoring the most iconic plant on Kauai, taro. Their dip is made with sauteed taro leaf and coconut milk, then  served up with fresh taro chips. Yum! Beer + Pupus = A great afternoon A quick side…

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July 17, 2018

Tasting Kauai – The Vision

Aloha Tasting Kauai Family! I’m Dr. Addison Bulosan, the new owner of Tasting Kauai. It’s been quite a journey with Tasting Kauai the last 4 years since meeting Marta and Dan. I moved back home to Kauai in 2014 and I’ve been following @TastingKauai since 2013 on Instagram in awe of all the amazing food and collaboration happening. I made it a point to go out of my way to try and meet the person behind it all as I wanted to eat tasty food and learn more about how our food is made here on Kauai. My dear cousin, Wes Perreira is good friends with Marta and setup a lunch with us so we could meet. Since day one I have been in awe of all the things Marta and Dan does for our island, Kauai.  As the Tasting…

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July 17, 2018

Kauai Life – Heaven

Tide pools at dawn by Daniel Lane. On Dec. 15, I met with the editor of The Garden Island newspaper because he was unhappy with my work. From the start, it was not a good fit. He wanted me to focus on advertisers, I wanted to focus on good food. Management at MidWeek Kauai knew…

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February 12, 2015

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