Tasting Kauai offers farm to fork food tours designed to connect people with the farmers and chefs of Kauai. The Garden Island offers an abundance of delicious food and produce, grown and made by people who infuse their creations with the spirit aloha.
Marta Lane is Kauai’s only full-time food writer and her husband Daniel is a professional photographer whose images accompany her articles. Marta wanted to share the best with visitors and residents, so she created three exclusive tours in partnership with farmers, chefs and artisans she has come to trust.
These tours are a playful, educational edible experiences that are based on the seasons. Yes, Kauai has seasons! As a small, family owned business, Tasting Kauai is able to add a personal touch to create memorable experiences infused with aloha. These unique tours can’t be experienced anywhere else on Kauai.
Tasting Kauai offers three tours a week, two food tours and a farmers market class. For information about custom tours for large groups and private tours for small groups, contact us.
Tour offered weekly on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hop in your car and follow our guide on a tasting adventure through Kauai’s lush North Shore. We’ll experience out-of-the way establishments, taste products made with exotic fruit, sample Hawaiian food, learn about Tiki cocktail culture, meet farmers and food artisans and more. It’s a fun tour the you won’t want to miss.
Tour offered weekly on Wednesdays, 1:15 to 5 p.m.
Follow our culinary guide in the comfort of your own car and sample the sights, flavors and history of Kauai’s sunny South Shore. The stops on our South Shore food tour are a celebration of street food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse cultures. Experience Japanese food, taste street tacos, sample tropical gelato, learn about Hawaiian staple foods, meet farmers and food artisans and more. This unique food tour concludes at the Kauai Culinary Market, Kauai’s premiere gourmet market.
Tour offered weekly on Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m.
Marta makes sure you’re not fooled by produce that’s grown in Mexico and sold as “Kauai-grown”. Meet local farmers and learn how to select perfect produce, when it’s in season and how to cook with it during Tasting Kauai’s one-hour farmers market class.
- Marta Lane
Tour offered monthly on a Thursday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hop in your car and follow our guide on a tasting adventure through Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast. Take a short stroll down an old plantation road and learn about taro farming; sample Hawaiian street food and enjoy tastings at some of the East Side’s best farm-to-table restaurants. This food tour is centered around the beauty and creativity of the Royal Coconut Coast and spotlights a founding chef of Hawaii Regional Cuisine.