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Honolulu, Hawaii

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Waiahole Poi Factory

Poi is hand-pounded on site. Also has a restaurant with traditional Hawaiian food.

https://www.waiaholepoifactory.com/

48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI

Mana Ai

Hand-pounded paiai only available on their website.

https://manaai.com/

Lonohana Estate Chocolate

Actual bean to bar chocolate; they grow their own cacao trees! Farm tours available by request.

http://lonohana.com/index.html

344 Coral Street, #104A, Honolulu, HI

Manoa Chocolate

Excellent chocolate sourced worldwide with emphasis on Hawaiian beans. $5 tasting is a great experience

https://manoachocolate.com/

Factory and tasting room: 315 Uluniu Street, Suite 203, Kailua, HI

Pop-up tasting room: Waikiki Beach Hotel - Hyatt Regency, 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI

Madre Chocolate

Award winning chocolatier.

http://madrechocolate.com/Madre_Chocolate_Hawaii/Home.html

Two locations:

8 North Pauahi St., Honolulu, HI

20-A Kainehe St, Kailua, HI

Downbeat Diner

Excellent food, especially for vegetarians. Lounge next door has live music and First Friday events.

http://downbeatdiner.com/home/

42 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI

The Dragon Upstairs

Chill bar often featuring live jazz.

1038 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu, HI

Bar 35

Part of the Chinatown renaissance on North Hotel. Tues.-Fri. Happy Hour, 4-9pm.

http://www.bar35hawaii.com/

35 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI

The Tchin! Tchin! Bar

Cool tapas spot in Chinatown.

http://www.thetchintchinbar.com/

39 North Hotel Street

Chinatown Marketplace

A dozen produce and meat vendors under one roof.

http://www.citysquarehawaii.com/chinatown-marketplace

City Square Shopping Center 1199 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu, HI

Ethiopian Love

Ethiopian restaurant on the edge of Chinatown

http://www.ethiopianlovehi.com/

1112 Smith Street, Honolulu, HI

Char Hung Sut

Dim Sum in Chinatown

http://www.charhungsutrestaurant.com/

64 N. Pauahi Street, Honolulu, HI

The Pig Lady

Lots of pork on the menu at this Vietnamese restaurant.

https://thepigandthelady.com/welcome/

83 North King Street, Honolulu, HI

Manifest

Excellent coffee in the morning, becomes a bar at night. Supports local artists and takes part in First Friday.

http://manifesthawaii.com/

32 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI

Water Drop

Vegetarian restaurant run by a Buddhist monastic sect. Lunch only.

http://www.fgshawaii.org/waterdrop

801 Alakea Street, Honolulu, HI

JJ Dolans

Some of the best pizza in Honolulu. Great place for a pint, too.

http://www.jjdolans.com/

1147 Bethel Street, Honolulu, HI

Baker Dudes

Terrific bread and croissants. Pizza, too.

http://www.bakerdudes.com/home.html

923 Alakea St, Honolulu, HI

Waikiki Brewing

Excellent beer brewed on site. Open early for brunch on the weekend during football season.

http://www.waikikibrewing.com/our-beer.html

Kaka’ako location: 831 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI

Waikiki location: 1945 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI

Aloha Beer Co.

Excellent beer, open evenings only.

https://www.alohabeer.com/

700 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI

Honolulu Beerworks

Several beers brewed on site, food menu, too.

http://www.honolulubeerworks.com/

328 Cooke Street, Honolulu, HI

Vino

Best wine bar in Honolulu

https://vinohawaii.com/

500 Ala Moana Blvd., #6f, Honolulu, HI

Merriman’s

Upscale eatery in Ward Village with an excellent bar

https://www.merrimanshawaii.com/honolulu/

1108 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI

Nobu

Lacking vegetarian options, but excellent cocktails

https://noburestaurants.com/honolulu/home/

1118 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI

Italica Bar Café

Italian café inside a car dealership? Yes, and it’s delicious.

http://www.italicabarcafe.com/

888 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI

Vegan Hills

Best vegetarian restaurant in Honolulu

http://veganhills-hi.com/

3585 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI

Leonard’s Bakery

Donut shop. Try the malasadas (Portuguese donuts)

https://www.leonardshawaii.com/home/

933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI

La Mariana

True throwback tiki bar on Sand Island.

https://www.lamarianasailingclub.com/

50 Sand Island Access Rd, Honolulu, HI

Peace Café

Excellent vegan food.

https://www.peacecafehawaii.com/

2239 S King St, Honolulu, HI

Honolulu Coffee Experience Center

Top-notch coffee shop with roaster in-house. Very good desserts as well.

https://www.honolulucoffee.com/pages/locations

1800 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI

Shirokiya Japan Village Walk

Food hall with dozens of bistros and food kiosks.

https://www.shirokiya.com/

1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1360, Honolulu, HI