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Budget Meals Abound in Hawaii
While vacationing in Hawaii, you’ll save some money by venturing out and dining at Hawaii’s great haunts – some even recognized by the renowned James Beard Foundation. Here’s a list of some “foodie” areas to venture to while in Hawaii:
- While driving north along the main stretch on Kauai, look for roadside stands with long lines. The lines are an indication of delicious food at a reasonable price. From hamburgers to saimin to plate lunches, you’ll be able to indulge in some of the local favorites.
- On the outskirt of Waikiki on Oahu, the Kapahulu area has some great plate lunch joints and bakeries to fulfill that sweet tooth. On Saturdays, check out the Farmers’ Market at the nearby Kapiolani Community College for fresh locally grown, locally raised, and locally made items.
- Kihei and Kahului on Maui are two great towns to find bargain eats due to their proximity to residential areas. While driving along the main roadways, family-owned restaurants are dotted along the street fronts. Grab something for the road on the way to many of the islands’ favorite tourist attractions.
- After browsing the stands at the Hilo Farmers’ Market on Hawaii's Big Island, take a stroll in the surrounding areas to find some places for lunch or dinner. This small community provides a gamut of ethnic cuisine from a bistro-style café to Thai to Hawaii Regional Cuisine.