Our Northshore Food Tour is a perfect way to eat your way around Oahu and have some fun and adventure! Our guides have carefully selected some of the best highlights the Northshore has to offer like “Coffee… a liquid hug for your brain.” We will take you to Waialua’s best-kept secret, home of the island’s best coffee and chocolate farm. Taste 100% cacao nibs all the way down to 38% chocolate along with flavored peanut butter coffee samples and much more.
You will visit Oahu’s only macadamia nut farm where you can freely sample many flavors and learn the industry in more detail by of course touch and taste.
For the adventure component, Waimea Falls, also known as Waihi Falls, is one of the more accessible falls on Oahu with an impressive 45-foot waterfall. Located within Waimea Valley, it is a unique Hawaiian botanical garden within a significant cultural and archaeological site. There is an optional shuttle service for the very young or elderly so they can also enjoy the falls. The ¾ mile hike is mostly flat and fully paved. A visit to Waimea Falls is very much a cultural experience if you take the time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or simply bathe in the falls and feel rejuvenated.
After working up an appetite our guide will take you to a collection of the island’s best food trucks and local eateries nestled in the historic surf and sugar plantation town in Haleiwa. Our guides will take the time to explain what each food truck or eatery is known for and their signature dish. Whether you are a fish, meat, vegetarian or vegan we have you covered. The food trucks we explore are known for the best butter garlic, spicy shrimp, ahi poke bowls, tacos, Thai flavors, kalbi beef, flatbreads, acai Bowls, and much more.
No food tour is complete without trying a little alcohol…So on our final stop, we will be showcasing one of the best rum distilleries in the world so you can learn how the native Hawaiian sugar cane is distilled into one of the finest agricole rums in the world. You will be comparing their white and aged rums side by side. Native Hawaiian sugarcane thrived 800 years before the plantations ever existed. Experience heirloom varieties again. Hand-harvested and pressed to juice. These heirloom canes are distilled to perfection. The result is one of the world’s finest pure cane rums.
We Start our Pickups from 8:00am - Estimated return is between 4:30pm - 5:30pm.
We Pickup from Waikiki area, Disney Aulani, Ko Olina area, and Kahala Resort.
Child car seats are available by request.
“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.” – John Walters
In my experience living in Hawai’i, I have found that the flavors from the food taste more intense and I think this is down to two factors — one being the island's sun and the other being the rich dark volcanic soil. I have always maintained that “less is more in life” and this is very true when you apply it to food. We will showcase and sample a wide variety of tasty traditional Hawaiian and ethnic foods, enjoy the stories the locals provide, and explore the unique culture of this beautiful Island.
Our journey begins at one of the most scenic locations on the Island, where we will have a picnic styled morning tea and taste the famous Leonard’s Bakery malasada, a fried pastry, slightly crispier and chewier than a doughnut and with no hole. The malasada is Portuguese influenced with the first immigrants bringing it to Hawaii at the turn of the 20th century. Leonard’s bakery which opened in 1952 with franchises located in Japan, is now one of our most famous bakeries on the island. You will also taste 100% chocolate nibs grown on Oahu and taste a variety of our very own macadamia nuts.
Our second stop brings us to The KoAloha Ukulele factory located in downtown Honolulu. The brand officially started in 1995 and are proud to be regarded as one of the premier ukulele manufacturers on the island. They have a reputation for sound and quality. KoAloha ukuleles are crafted by hand and you will experience how the ukulele is made and learn about our most valuable wood, Koa.
Our third stop visits Alicia’s, one of the most famous poke bars! Since its birth as a small wooden hut in 1949, started by Alicia and Raymond Kam, the menu mix has gradually grown to 30 varieties of seafood and salads, thanks to continual experimentation that yields poke delights such as smoked tako, spicy scallop, clam, and mussel. We will supply some of these samples so you can really taste the difference with our seafood and the Asian influence with the spices and sauces used to marinate the seafood.
‘Aina awakea (Hawaiian word for lunch). We will dine at the iconic Highway Inn were the menu hasn’t changed much since they opened in 1947. The reason is pretty simple. Generations have grown up eating, loving and coming back for more. We will try all the famous dishes like poi, (underground plant stem or corm of the taro plant) ‘uala (sweet potato) laulau (authentic Hawaiian entrée, pork, chicken, butterfish, or vegetables covered in taro leaves typically pressure cooked or steamed. In the old days the imu (underground oven) was used. These are just a few of the tasty treats you will try.
Our last stop brings us to the Honolulu Beerworks so we can enjoy samples of the island's best craft beers. The team at Honolulu Beerworks is fueled with passion to support the local beer loving community. My personal favorite is Pia Mahi’ai (Farmer's Beer). It is a tribute to the farmers of Hawai’i. It’s a classic Belgian farmhouse ale style, brewed with locally grown oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, lemongrass and Big Island Honey. Pia Mahi’ai explodes with fresh pungent citrus and spice aromas that follow through in the taste. The house saison yeast creates complex flavors of allspice, clove and a slight peppery finish.
"You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together." – Anthony Bourdain.
Half Day Tour
Tour leaves Waikiki at 9:30am; Estimated return to Waikiki 3:00pm
Includes: food and drink tastings and lunch
Hotel pick up available. Pickup locations must be within Waikiki - for locations outside Waikiki please contact us before making a booking.