Last Updated on January 29, 2023 by Maria Kennedy
Hawaii is one of the loveliest places on Earth, almost paradisiacal. With its impressive beaches, never-ending sea, majestic volcanoes and tropical weather, a Hawaiian trip is an experience worth living. Hawaii it’s a known dream destination for honeymooners or surfers. However, it is also a fantastic place for foodies. The exotic cuisine of this archipelago is an excellent reason to visit it. Some of the local staple foods to try in Hawaii are Poi, Lau Lau or Poke. In fact, you shouldn’t leave Hawaii without trying them all, as you will discover an impressive assortment of flavors with each of them.
TAKEAWAY: Several cultures have influenced Hawaiian cuisine during its history. During the 19th and 20th centuries, pineapple and sugarcane plantations in Hawaii kept expanding. As they grew, plantation owners needed more workers. Therefore, many immigrants came from China, Korea, Japan and Portugal to work on the islands. Their presence, as well as the natives’, made Hawaiian cuisine the unique fusion cuisine that it’s nowadays.
To learn more about the best local foods to try in Hawaii, and especially in Waikiki, check the infographic below created by Go Hawaii Tours. It includes interesting facts about the most iconic islander dishes and a wide selection of restaurants so you can be sure to enjoy every meal. Follow these recommendations during your next vacation to Hawaii. You’ll have a great foodie adventure to tell all your family and friends at your return!
About the Author: Eddie Keliinohomoku is the Director of sales and marketing and co-founder of Go Hawaii Tours and Aloha Trikke. With direct ties to the Hawaiian islands, Eddie’s passion is sharing the islands and spirit of aloha with the world. E Komo Mai!