Walking Food Tours on Kauai

12 Reviews | Kauai, USA

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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 beaches, 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.

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



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 12 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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628sheria, Jan 2022 Verified
Our guide Max was amazing. Loved all the local history and background that he could share as a local. The food choices were delicious and he wove lots of fun facts about some of the local vendors, restaurants and Hawaiian history while we walked the town. We definitely got a taste of local cuisine—fish tacos, chicken and, of course, ice cream. He was in no hurry and even fielded unrelated questions about life in Hawaii. Max was very personable and a great guide!
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Mark_B, Dec 2021 Verified
Guide was amazing and food was fantastic especially the chili pepper chicken. Local knowledge was also great for a little extra flavor
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Boat1948, Dec 2021 Verified
We had an interesting afternoon with Max. Although we have been to Hanalei many times we thought we might discover something new, and we did. We had to reschedule due to bad weather but we watched the weather forecast and the day we went was fine. Since this includes walking outdoors it is a good idea to keep weather in mind. We had the best poke ever and fish tacos to die for. The most interesting thing for us was learning about fresh fish versus frozen. Max explained how the freezing process affects the fish, and you can really taste the difference when fish is fresh. Enjoy Hanalei, which is a really special place, and your tour with Max. By the way, just wait for him at the tables by the Taro food truck, we were a little unsure of exactly where to wait. Have fun!
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Breton S, Nov 2021 Verified
We have always enjoyed food tours because we learn about the food and the culture of an area. This tour did the same thing. Max shares good food and fun info with you. We learned about the small, local restaurants run by locals. The kind of places we want to see instead of the bigger shops. We like to take a tour like this early in our visit to get the feel of the area.
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clareawong, Nov 2021 Verified
Max was our awesome guide tour who showed us some of his Hanalei local favorites. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on our tour, so we got to hang out with Max for the afternoon. During our tour, he shared some of the town’s history, culture, interesting folklore, and food. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, some of the restaurants Max wanted to share with us had closed. However, he did point out several different stores and shops that we checked out after the tour.The food that we enjoyed during the tour included poke, the original chili pepper chicken, fresh fruit smoothies, dried local fruit, assortment of handmade chocolates, and chocolate haupia pie. The portions were the actual size of the dishes from each restaurant - they weren’t reduced for the food tour. We came hungry and left super full. Everything we ate was delicious and we especially appreciated Max taking us to a hole in the wall that we would probably not have otherwise tried - we had both the chicken and haupia from there, which were probably the best things we ate on the tour.Visiting the cute town of Hanalei was definitely one of the highlights during our trip to Kauai. Even though the food tour was only scheduled to be 1.5 hours, Max spent 2.5+ hours with us. It was great spending time and learning from a local. Max also had several great recommendations for additional things to do and places to eat - we ended up doing most of them and even spent our last morning on the island driving 1.5 hours back to Hanalei to cross off a few more food trucks that were closed during our food tour. Also, without Max’s recommendation, we never would have guessed that Safeway would have fresh, never frozen poke (which might have the best poke we had on the island).
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Danning C, Nov 2021 Verified
The food tour with Max in Hanalei was probably one of the best decisions I made for my solo trip to Kauai! Not only the food was super delicious with so many local elements but also Max being an experienced, friendly and passionate guide made it information and laughter packed 2 hours. This is the perfect experience no matter what stage you’re in for your trip, you’re in for a treat (pun intended!)
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U9045GRmichelef, Oct 2021 Verified
Best food tour we have taken. Great information about the area and the food. Take this tour immediately when you get in the area so you have insights on the area. We took another tour in Kauai and this surpassed is! Food choices were amazing and portions were large. Poi was great….loved the experience. And dessert was so yummy!
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KSGShell, Oct 2021 Verified
Max was an excellent guide for this walkabout food tour in Hanalei. His ability in sharing his knowledge of Hawaiian history and culture was so informative. We became familiar with this unique town’s shops, restaurants and food trucks. The excellent food choices were large portions…not just tastings…enough for leftovers. We especially appreciated the opportunity to try authentic Poi and Taro burger. All delicious!We highly recommend this adventure!
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808craign, Jul 2021 Verified
Max is a wonderful guide. We really enjoyed his tour and felt that it gave us a great sense of the food, culture, history and lifestyle in Hanalei. I highly recommend his tour!
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LoisM831, Mar 2020 Verified
Max was such a great tour guide! He knew the owners of the establishments we visited and our walking tour did not disappoint. My husband and I never thought we would eat raw fish, but we both really loved the poke bowls!!!!!! The fish tacos were so fresh and delicious, the layered pudding dessert with coconut milk was delightful and the chocolates were the perfect end to our introduction to foods in Kaanapali. We recommend letting Max show visitors around to get a taste of the region.

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