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Eating Island Cuisine from the Grocery Stores in Hawaii

Hawaii is one of our favorite vacation destinations. It's only a 5 or 6 hour flight from the West Coast and we've been to Oahu, Maui, and Kauai countless times. My husband and I also lived on the Big Island for a brief time 20 years ago. In fact, that was where we both worked and met.

We just came back from a week of vacation in Kauai. Since we've done this so many times, I thought it might be useful to talk about some of the foods we shopped for and show how a family of four can still eat very well on a food budget.


One of the first places we visited once we checked into our resort was a grocery store. It was late so we went to Safeway. Safeway was open 24 hours and had all the food we needed but most of the stuff was expensive. Then again, it's Hawaii and food is pretty much expensive everywhere. Except for Costco. If you need fresh food, shop at Costco, Times Supermarket, Foodland, then Safeway. If you are looking for small quantities of dried food like imperial mix…

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