The Garden Isle’s lush landscape and regular rainfall make the island a natural fi t for harvesting exotic fruits, produce, chocolate and coff ee. With a statewide movement toward sustainability through farming and local production of meats, dairy and other goodies, Kaua‘i satisfi es traveling foodies.
FOOD TOURS , found around the island, are a great way for epicurean eaters to experience the fi nest cuisine in the islands, talk with chefs and learn about HAWAI‘I REGIONAL CUISINE . Consult with your concierge and restaurateurs to fi nd the best fi t, but to keep hunger pangs at bay, below are a few great options from TASTING KAUA‘I to tantalize your taste buds:
SOUTH SHORE TOUR : A taste through the sunny South Shore, stops along the way celebrate diverse ethnic fl avors and street food specialties. The four-hour tour encompasses the following: experiences with out-of-the-way restaurants; Japanese cuisine; tacos; tropical gelato; meet-and-greet with farmers and food leaders; a stop at Kaua‘i’s premiere gourmet market.
EAST SIDE TOUR : An educational (and edible) excursion fi t for landlubbers, hop in a car, and follow a guide through a three- to four-hour tour of the Coconut Coast. High points include: a stop at a family-owned farm, sampling of Hawaiian fl avors, 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.
Hungry? Get the skinny on Tasting Kaua‘i food tours at tastingkauai.com.