A great way to find local food that is healthy and delicious in Waikiki is at the the Kapiolani Farmer’s Market (held at KCC). Visiting a farmer’s market is a great way to teach children about healthy eating and shopping. It is bustling with locals and tourists armed with reusable bags and stainless steel water bottles, all lining up for some of the freshest produce and food around.
Look for local produce and bring a cooler with ice if you plan to buy local eggs or meat. My favorite stop at our farmer’s market is Pacific Cool to buy ginger drinks. I like the ginger cooler which is ginger juice with agave syrup, seltzer water, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprig of basil.
My daughter loves Nalo Farm’s yummy herbs, Wow Tomatoes, and Ma’o Farms for healthy kale. Many farmer’s markets have local bee farms present that sell honey. At our market, they offer children bee life cycle coloring books and samples of their local honey. After our shopping we sometimes buy North Shore Cattle Co. grass fed burgers or some raw ‘Licious Dishes creations and relax for some lunch.
The Kapiolani Farmer’s Market is a wonderful way to start your Saturday off here in Hawaii! There are also great gifts to buy for your friends and family, such as Kula Lavender lotion. If you are staying at a time share or a hotel that has a kitchen, then you can get your weeks worth of groceries here. If you don’t want to cook, then just stop by for some ‘onolicious local food…the healthy way!
You can find one in your area here