13 Strange Local Eats You’ll Only Understand If You’re From Hawaii

As the most isolated population center on earth – located more than 2,000 miles from the closest continent – the Hawaiian Islands are unique. Everything from our culture to the food we eat is a bit different than the mainland. From sweet treats and unique pastries to savory dishes and popular snacks, many of our favorite local foods might seem odd to anyone who hasn’t called the islands home.

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