These 14 Iconic Foods In Hawaii Will Have Your Mouth Watering
The Aloha State is the most isolated population center on earth, and as a result, our food preferences and culinary styles are unique from those you will find on the mainland. While some of these Hawaiian food dishes have roots in other cultures or have since made their way to the continental United States, these 14 uniquely Hawaiian dishes are simply mouthwatering — and you absolutely can’t leave the islands without trying them.
Which restaurants serve the foods Hawaii is known for?
From mouth-watering loco mocos and traditional plate lunches to kalua pork, lau lau, and poi, Hawaiian food is as unique as the islands themselves and there’s nowhere better to taste these mouthwatering dishes than at Da Poke Shack, Rainbow Drive-In, Ono Hawaiian Foods, and these other classic restaurants found across the state.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.