Farmer’s Markets/Mom and Pop Stores on Kauai


Many Hotels and Resorts provide food service and there are many restaurants nearby, however you don’t want to blow your whole budget on just food especially when prices are pretty steep. When visiting Kauai, many people are not familiar with the island, it’s culture, it’s people and where people shop for food. Whether you are visiting or a L.O.C.A.L on Kauai, eating out can be quite costly.  Therefore, many opt to cook their own meals and find ways to manage their budget by looking for cheap eats. Kauai has Supermarkets such as Safeway, Foodland, Big Save and Costco.  But what other options are there that many of the Locals choose besides these big box stores? What can you do for food options that support L.O.C.A.L farmers and families? Where can you go to find unique Local cuisine, tropical fruits of the island and fresh vegetables?   The answer is Farmer’s Markets and Local Mom and Pop Stores. On Kauai, you can find a Farmer’s Market  everyday of the week. In addition, you can find many of the Local Favorites at Mom and Pop Stores across the island.  Checking these places out and choosing to Eat L.O.C.A.L will definitely enhance your experience while visiting Kauai!

Farmer’s Markets on Kauai

Hanapepe Park (Hanapepe) Westside

> Thursday at 3:00 pm

Kekaha Neighborhood Center (Kekaha) Westside

> Saturday at 9:00 am

Koloa/ Knudsen Ball Park (Koloa) Southside

> Mondays at Noon-1:30 pm

Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (Kalaheo) Southside

> Tuesday at 3:00 pm

Southside Visitors Center,Poipu (NTBG)

>Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm

The Shops at Kukuiula (Poipu) Southside

> Wednesday at 3:30 pm

Kauai Community College Farmers Market (Lihue) Eastside

> Saturdays from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lihue Historic County Building (Front Lawn Area off Rice Street)

> 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kukui Grove Shopping Center Farmers Market (Lihue) Eastside

> Monday at 3:00 pm

Vidhina Stadium (Lihue) Eastside

> Friday at 3:00 pm

Kapaa New Town Park (Kapaa) Eastside

> Wednesday at 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Kealia Farmers Market (Kapaa) Eastside

> Monday from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Kilauea Neighborhood Center (Kilauea) Northside

>Thursday at 3:30 pm

Kilauea Agricultural Center (Lighthouse Road) Northside

>Thursday at 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Hanalei Farmers Market (Hanalei)Northside

>Saturday at 9:30 am

Waipa Farmers Market

>Tuesday at 1:30 pm

Mom and Pop Stores

The list of stores are places where many Locals can find quick snacks such as musubi, plate lunches and refreshments. We like to stop at these places before heading to the beach or when cruising around these parts of the island.  Some of these places are favorites for Locals to get specialty items such as raw fish (poke) as well as poi, taro or island grown beef, pork and chicken as well as fresh fish.  

Ishihara Market (Waimea) Westside

> Local Favorite

Thrifty Mart (Kekaha) Westside

Thrifty Mart (Kaumakani) Westside

Menehune Food Mart (Kekaha) Westside

Whalers General Store (Poipu) Southside

Koloa Fish Market (Koloa) Southside

> Local Favorite

Sueoka Market (Koloa) Southside

> Local Favorite

Kukuiula Market (Poipu) Southside

> Local Favorite

Pono Market (Kapaa) Eastside

> Local Favorite

Whalers General Store (Anahola) Northside

Whole Food Stores and Natural Markets

Organic and Whole Foods Stores (LOCAL grown products)

Living Foods (Koloa) Southside

Hoku Food Natural Market (Kapaa) Eastside

Papaya’s Natural Foods (Kapaa) Eastside

Healthy Hut Market (Kilauea) Northside

Harvest Market Hanalei (Hanalei) Northside




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