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Honolulu, Hawaii


Waiahole Poi Factory

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

48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI

Mana Ai

Hand-pounded paiai only available on their website.

Lonohana Estate Chocolate

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

344 Coral Street, #104A, Honolulu, HI

Manoa Chocolate

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

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.

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.

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.

35 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI

The Tchin! Tchin! Bar

Cool tapas spot in Chinatown.

39 North Hotel Street

Chinatown Marketplace

A dozen produce and meat vendors under one roof.

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

Ethiopian Love

Ethiopian restaurant on the edge of Chinatown

1112 Smith Street, Honolulu, HI

Char Hung Sut

Dim Sum in Chinatown

64 N. Pauahi Street, Honolulu, HI

The Pig Lady

Lots of pork on the menu at this Vietnamese restaurant.

83 North King Street, Honolulu, HI


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

32 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI

Water Drop

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

801 Alakea Street, Honolulu, HI

JJ Dolans

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

1147 Bethel Street, Honolulu, HI

Baker Dudes

Terrific bread and croissants. Pizza, too.

923 Alakea St, Honolulu, HI

Waikiki Brewing

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

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

Waikiki location: 1945 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI

Aloha Beer Co.

Excellent beer, open evenings only.

700 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI

Honolulu Beerworks

Several beers brewed on site, food menu, too.

328 Cooke Street, Honolulu, HI


Best wine bar in Honolulu

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


Upscale eatery in Ward Village with an excellent bar

1108 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI


Lacking vegetarian options, but excellent cocktails

1118 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI

Italica Bar Café

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

888 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI

Vegan Hills

Best vegetarian restaurant in Honolulu

3585 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI

Leonard’s Bakery

Donut shop. Try the malasadas (Portuguese donuts)

933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI

La Mariana

True throwback tiki bar on Sand Island.

50 Sand Island Access Rd, Honolulu, HI

Peace Café

Excellent vegan food.

2239 S King St, Honolulu, HI

Honolulu Coffee Experience Center

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

1800 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI

Shirokiya Japan Village Walk

Food hall with dozens of bistros and food kiosks.

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