Foodie Exploration in Hanalei: A Walking Tour of Best North Shore Eateries in Kauai
192 Ratings
Join us on a foodie exploration in Hanalei, Kauai's North Shore. Sample the best local dishes, learn about the culinary history, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this beautiful community.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
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    What we’ll be doing:
    Enjoy culinary delight’s while we sample the best of the north shore restaurants. Join us on Kauai as we explore Hanalei, known for it’s cascading waterfall’s, breath taking beache’s, and rich culinary history. The last commercial town before the legendary Napali coast, Hanalei a beautifully small and prosperous community. Our group will meet up at a local spot, where we’ll get to know each other and begin sampling delicious food. We will be walking to select local favorites to try signature dishes. No better way to learn about the local foods than trying for yourself. Each of our vendors has selected and prepared special sevings for you. Come Hungry and leave full! We feature an original selection of Hanalei restaurants. Avoid the waiting, or second guessing whats best on the menu! Book today for a fun afternoon of delicious Hawaiian foods and laughter.

Hanalei, a jewel among the islands, and a hub to countless activities. Two life guarded beaches, river’s, kayaking, hiking, shoping, tatoos, boating, farmers markets, yoga, massage, spas, music and much much more. Tons of activities for before or after our food tour. I would suggest possibly matching a food tour with a morning surf lesson, Napali boat ride, hike, sunset on the beach, ukulele lesson, possibly all followed by live music at Tahiti Nui. An easy trick to keeping the fun going, our many stops will satisfy all your food cravings, while you explore the spots. The food tour will be a fun part of an unforgettable day!

Hele Mai (Come join us) while we share food, absorb scenic Kauai, and learn some of the history of Hanalei!

What is provided:
Signature entre and dessert tastings. Walking tour makes stops at local restaurants as we explore the town and learn it’s history.

What to bring
Bring your comfortable walking shoes, personal travel comforts(jackets, insect reppelent, sunscreen, etc.) positive vibes, and an appetite!

Where you’ll be:
We will be walking the scenic kalo farming town of Hanalei. This historic town is found on the north shore of Kauai. Past a one lane bridge, this local community is the final commercial center with restaurants before the end of the road. We’ll be stopping at some of the local favorites, while getting to know the town.

What else you should know:
The Hanalei bridge does close rarely during the winter months due to flooding. Tours will be canceled and refunded if there is a possibility of road closures from flooding.

What's Included
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Indulge in gastronomic wonders as we experience the cream of North Shore eateries. Embark on a journey with us in Kauai as we navigate through Hanalei, celebrated for its stunning waterfalls, jaw-dropping beaches, and a deep-rooted affinity for food culture. Representing the last commercial hub before the enigmatic Napali coast unfurls, Hanalei is a charmingly compact yet flourishing community. Our cohort will assemble at a local joint, a space for breaking the ice and commencing our delectable food voyage. We’ll meander to select local spots renowned for their distinguished creations. The perfect way to familiarize yourself with local cuisines is by experiencing them firsthand. Our handpicked providers have curated and readied unique offerings just for you. Arrive with an appetite and leave satiated! Our itinerary incorporates an eclectic mix of Hanalei’s food establishments. Sidestep queues and the indecision of choosing from menus! Reserve your spot today for a delightful afternoon filled with mouth-watering Hawaiian delicacies and jovial banter.

Hele Mai (Join us) as we partake in food sharing, soak in the picturesque landscapes of Kauai, and delve into the annals of Hanalei’s history!

  • Call tour opporator if you have an infant(s) accompanying.
  • Dietary requests and allergies need to be made over the phone. Please call us to do so. Confirmation will need to be made prior to the start with the tour provider. We give no warranty to booking that have been made within 48 hours of the starting time, or have not confirmed by phone 48 hours before.
Hanalei Center
We will be meeting at one of three restaurant locations, depending on the day of the week. -Mondays and Fridays at Aloha Juice Bar. -Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Tropical Taco -Saturday and Sunday Hanalei Taro and Juice Co.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Mar 29, 2024
Awesome - I learned so much about Kauai on this tour and had some really delicious food. I definitely recommend doing this
Review provided by Viator
Mar 1, 2024
Great tour & guide. Highly recommended. - All the food was great! Got to see some parts of Kaua’i that we probably wouldn’t have otherwise toured.
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Feb 11, 2024
Great food tour - Jedi was a great tour guide, he provided the group with a lot of information and the food was uniquely Hawaiian. It was a nice day for walk around the town as well.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Feb 4, 2024
Awesome tour- worth the money! - We loved our tour & guide! He was very knowledgeable as far as history and the go-to eating spots. The amount of food we got was PERFECT!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 31, 2024
The beauty of how the land provides for the people. - Amazing food and tour of local owned businesses. Our tour guide, Jedi was terrific. He has a big heart for the island and all the beauty it holds. He shared valuable information on the plantation , how the land blesses the people. Truly special experience to have had.
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Jan 29, 2024
Must do when you come to Kauai - We loved the this food tour. Our tour lady was amazing. So sweet! She took us to dine on food the modern Kauai locals eat and love. What a treat! She was delightful and full of great facts. We lived speaking with her and the other 2 guests. Just a wonderful day in lovely Hanalei
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Jan 28, 2024
Great food, beautiful town, lovely people, wonderful experience. - We really enjoyed our guide Jedi’s love for Hawaii, and taking time to talk about where the food we were enjoying comes from, the history of the area, and the importance of honoring and respecting the land and the people who work the land. The food was on the tour was great, and Jedi talked about other family owned businesses, their history, and gave some tips about where to make early reservations or good times to be able to get in. The day was beautiful and we were really glad to have the chance to walk through areas we probably wouldn’t have thought to explore.
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Jan 26, 2024
Discovery some unexpected places. - Discovered some cool places (food vendors) and shops that I would not have found on my own. For example, there was a cool vintage shop that was off the beaten path. The food part of it was great as there was a variety of food to try and it was very small establishments that we normally would not have known about. The tour guide was great!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 26, 2024
Delicious and Informative! - Our guide Jedediah for the food tour was very informative and shared an insider’s POV on the history and food culture of old and new Hawaii! I would book this tour again! Mahalo!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Feb 11, 2024
Food highlight in Kauai - Fun walking tour of Hanalei foodie spots showcasing Hawaiian native foods. The guide (Jedi) was fun and informative.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024