Go on a Foodie TourKaua‘i
The Garden Isle’s lush landscape and regular rainfall make the island a natural fit for harvesting exotic fruits, produce, chocolate and coffee. With a Hawaiian Islands-wide movement toward sustainability through farming and local production of meats, dairy and other goodies, Kaua‘i satisfies traveling foodies.
FOOD TOURS, found around the island, are a great way for epicurean eaters to experience the finest cuisine in the islands, talk with chefs and learn about HAWAI‘I REGIONAL CUISINE. Consult with your concierge and restaurateurs to find the best fit, but to keep hunger pangs at bay, below are a few great options from Tasting Kaua‘i to tantalize your taste buds:
KAUA‘I NORTH SHORE FOOD TOUR: A flavorful, five-stop experience spotlighting locally grown and seasonal products, tour takers graze through diverse cuisine, including North Shore grass-fed beef, Hawaiian specialties, cocktails and hand-crafted desserts. A new partnership with THE ST. REGIS PRINCEVILLE, one of the stops along the tour, en route, guests will meet farmers, food artisans and talk with top chefs. Highlights at The St. Regis include: Mediterranean tapas at KG Beach-side Tapas; afternoon tea at the St. Regis Bar; a Champagne ceremony with canapes; poolside tasting at Nalu Kai; Makana Terrace tasting; Aloha Mary, the resort’s twist on the bloody beverage classic.
KAUA‘I SOUTH SHORE FOOD TOUR: A taste through the sunny South Shore, stops along the way celebrate diverse ethnic flavors and street food specialties. The six-stop trip encompasses the following: a cooking demo; Hawaiian staple foods; Japanese cuisine; tacos; tropical gelato; meet and greet with farmers and food leaders; a stop at Kaua‘i’s premiere gourmet market.
KAUA‘I FARMERS’ MARKET FOOD TOUR: Taste through a farmers’ market, and learn about Kaua‘i’s products and produce on a one-hour market tour. Along the way, learn how to pick the best produce, meet local farmers, get schooled about seasonal fruits and vegetables, and then get the 411 on cooking with island-fresh fare.
KAUA‘I ROYAL COCONUT COAST FOOD TOUR: An educational (and edible) excursion fit for landlubbers, hop in a car, and follow a guide through a five-stop tasting tour of the Coconut Coast. High points include: a stop at a family-owned farm, sampling of Hawaiian flavors, street food nibbles, education about plantation culture and history, a stroll down a plantation roadway, taro farming, culture and history lectures, seaside pit stops, farm-to-table restaurant fare, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the coast’s top eateries.
KAUA‘I SHORT ORDER TOUR: This quick tour is perfect for those with smaller appetites. The three-stop tour allows folks to try everything from food trucks to fine dining. During the two-hour tour guests will receive personal introductions to some of Kauai‘s top cooks, stop by out-of-the-way establishments and sample beloved spots along the coast.
Hungry? Get the skinny on Tasting Kaua‘i food tours at tastingkauai.com.