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Tasting Kauai Food Tours

Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Food Tour to Find the Hidden Gems

If you are really into food and want to find the hidden gems, Tasting Kauai is the place to go. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clifford B
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Ubeda, Spain
Interesting and delicious!

We had a great time visiting the various (5) locations and taste the foods offered at each... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ro W
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Salinas, California
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Tasting Kauai invites residents and visitors on a culinary romp through paradise. Learn how to buy local through educational and fun events while connecting with Kauai’s culture, aloha, people and land. A portion of all book and tour sales are donated to the Hawaii Food Bank - Kauai Branch. North Shore Kauai Food Tour is a flavorful adventure to out-of-the way establishments and includes an organic tea farm tour, exotic fruit tasting, burgers made with North Shore grass fed beef, plates of traditional Hawaiian food, pupus, handcrafted desserts and Tiki cocktails. Guests meet farmers, chefs and food artisans on this exclusive food tour, which is centered on the regional cuisine of Hawaii, where the host community lives, eats and plays. The tour concludes at the Waipa farmers market and includes six stops. This tour runs every Tuesday. South Shore Kauai Food Tour invites guests to sample the sights, flavors and history of Kauai’s sunny South Shore. The stops are a celebration of street food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse cultures. Experience super fresh Japanese food, taste exotic fruit, sample tropical gelato while it’s being made, get a behind-the-scenes tour through a restaurant kitchen and enjoy a private tasting with the executive chef of Merriman’s Fish House. This unique food tour concludes at the Kauai Culinary Market and includes six stops. This tour runs every Wednesday. Royal Coconut Coast Kauai Food Tour begins at a family-owned farm with a short stroll down an old plantation road. Guests sample traditional Hawaiian food while learning about taro farming as well as the plantation history and culture of the Kealia area. Afterwards, guests sample paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) food, indulge in refreshing Hawaiian sweets, enjoy a private tasting with Jean Marie Josselin, one of Hawaii’s most influential chefs, and sample a handcrafted cocktail at a breezy seaside restaurant. The RCC food tour is centered around the beauty and creativity of the Royal Coconut Coast and spotlights a founding chef of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. This tour one Thursday a month and includes five stops. Farmers Market Kauai Food Tour is the foodie’s ideal way to start a vacation. Stock up on exotic fruit and vegetables and meet local farmers. Learn how to select perfect produce, sample what’s in season and get cooking tips during this one-hour farmers market class. After writing hundreds of articles and going to more than 90 farms, Marta Lane created this class to educate visitors and new residents while introducing them to Kauai’s farmers. This tour runs every Wednesday at the Kapaa farmers market. Tours are designed to create an intimate experience so we only accommodate up to 10 people. Tours are designed by Marta Lane, a certified personal chef, Kauai based food writer, founder of Tasting Kauai and author of “Tasting Kauai: An Insider’s Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island.” Michelle Lemay, Tasting Kauai’s culinary guide, has been a professional tour guide for 10 years and has led adventurous travelers on trips across the islands as well as around the world. Custom tours available. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #kauaifoodtours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are really into food and want to find the hidden gems, Tasting Kauai is the place to go. We made 6 stops and all were great from baked goods, juice, saimin, Japanese American fusion, poke, and fine dinning appetizers and deserts were all...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time visiting the various (5) locations and taste the foods offered at each establishment. It was very interesting to have the chefs talk to us, and show pride in the food they cook. We really enjoyed meeting all the other people...More

1  Thank Ro W
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We went on the 1st day the Hanalei food truck was open. What a great experience and the food tasting was phenomenal. We went to several places and given a lot of information at each stop. My husband and I are look forward to trying...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This was really cool to meet the owners of the food stops and learn the history of them and the place. The food itself was also really good at each place. If you don't go on it, go to the North Shore General Store and...More

1  Thank Josh F
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the South Shore tour! We learned a lot about food sources on Kauai and visited unique places you might not find on your own. The samples were very generous! Meeting the owners at each stop was a wonderful way...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

This was one of the best things we did on our vacation. We have visited Kauai four times and were unaware of the good tours. Our leader was wonderful, informative and well organized. We began at Monkeypod Jam, then went to a food truck at...More

1  Thank Ann P
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We visit Kauai every year. Last year we took the south shore food tour and enjoyed it very much. The quality and variety of the of the food was very good-one item was so good I couldn't wait to get back here to have it...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

We did the South Side tour last year, with Marta & Dan, and this year decided the place to be was the East Side, largely Kapa'a, and it was led by Katherine. She did a fine job as leader, and the stops were all good...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

My husband and I took this tour I On February 28 with our tour guide Kathrine. It was the best, so much so we booked the tour on the East side for March 8th as well! The food was so, so delicious we will go...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We had planned to go on the tour and it was during a time of intense rainfall and flooding in Kauai. We had inquired about cancelling within the 7 days but were told this could not happen (even though they could have tried to see...More

1  Thank hova9
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MLaneKauai, Owner at Tasting Kauai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Manjit, I’m not sure how to help you. We communicated extensively through email. Yes, there was a big storm two days before the tour. We told you we don’t cancel tours because of rain, but if the flooding continued we wold cancel and notify you...More

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Kathy M
June 11, 2016|
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Response from MLaneKauai | Property representative |
You can call 888-431-6660 or visit the website for more information, or to register. (Trip Advisor won't let me post a link). Tasting Kauai offers 5 food tours, a restaurant guidebook and an app. Each tour is different and... More
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