Foodies, Rejoice! Two Events in August that you won’t want to miss!

Hawaii is a foodie’s paradise. From food trucks by the beach to world-class restaurants, Hawaii has it all. You’ll find Hawaiian favorites like poke and plate lunches, but you will also have the chance to try all different kinds of cuisine from around the world. And,  Eat the Street is one of the best ways to experience some of the best food in Hawaii — all at once!

Last month, I posted all of my best tips for going to Eat the Street, a monthly event hosted by Street Grindz. This family-friendly night of local food and entertainment is a must-do in Hawaii if you want to experience local food in Hawaii. It takes place on the last Friday of the Month.

Well, I’m back to tell you that there are two upcoming events that no foodie in Hawaii will want to miss. If you love food, read on!

Eat the Street to Host “Bacon” themed event on August 25

On the last Friday of every month, over 40 food trucks and 7,000 people gather for a night of local food and live entertainment. This event is free and open to the public and showcases the best that Hawaii has to offer in local food and international cuisine. You’ll find pizza and burgers alongside cuisine you may never have even heard of from around the world.

Each month, there is a different theme. This month’s theme is an old favorite, Bacon! Vendors will showcase their most creative ways of cooking bacon.

If you don’t like bacon, don’t worry! Most likely, not all vendors will be able to participate in the theme. And those that do will also be selling their usual food as well. So, while they will offer their usual food, the bacon theme will be their inspiration for the “special” that they will be cooking up that evening.

Date: Friday, August 25

Location:  Kaka’ako Park, located at 747 Ala Moana Boulevard.

Time: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cost: Free! Many vendors accept credit cards, but some only accept cash, so come prepared.

Find Eat the Street on Instagram @eatthestreet, Twitter, @eatthestreethi and to find out about their upcoming events. Read all of our tips for attending Eat the Street here.

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Cactus & Kebabs: A Food+Art Pop-Up on August 19 and September 9

Hosted by The Art Loft, Kan Zaman, and Street Grindz, Cactus & Kebabs is the first Food+Art Pop-Up Series. You will spend the afternoon crafting felt succulents and eating a delicious kebab lunch at Kan Zaman in Chinatown.

In this DIY succulent class, in-house crafter and felt master, Jen McCloud, will walk you through the process of creating your own felt succulent masterpiece. You will receive all of the materials needed to create your own little mason jar garden.

Relax, craft and then enjoy a flavorful lunch bursting with flavors from North Africa and the Middle East as Kan Zaman serves up their famous pita sandwiches and salad.

Each person will leave with their own felt succulent in a mason jar. The price inclusive of materials, lunch, and one soft drink. Lunch options are Chicken Kebab Sandwich with Salad, Lamb Kebab Sandwich with Salad, or Vegetarian Pita with Salad.

Dates: Saturday, August 19, 2017, and Saturday, September 9, 2017

Location: Kan Zaman Chinatown, 1028 Nuuanu Ave

Time: 12:30 pm -2:00 pm

Cost: $63.00 (+tax) per person

For more information and to register, contact

All Inclusive Hawaii Culture and Food Lovers Package

If this post has your mouth watering, you definitely should give us a call today to book Hawaii Aloha Travel’s Hawaii Culture and Food Lovers All Inclusive Package. This package is the ultimate way to experience the culture, history and eclectic flavors of the islands. Enjoy an exciting blend of activities and tastes, all centered around the foods of Hawaii and the culture behind it all.

This package includes five nights at the Outrigger Reef, all breakfasts, dinners and food sampling, daily excursions and private tours, transportation and meal gratuities, Hawaii Aloha Travel Survival Kit, and personal local guides.

Aloha Plate Hawaii Food Tour — Led by Celebrity Chef Lanai Tabura

Hawaii Aloha Travel also offers a one-day Jeep Tour, our signature Aloha Plate Hawaii Food Tour. This tour is included in our All Inclusive Hawaii Culture and Food Lovers Package, and it is also offered on its own.

Your guide for this food tour will be celebrity Lanai Tabura. Lanai was born and raised on the island of Lanai and was the winner of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.” Lanai loves taking visitors to his favorite spots and sharing his knowledge of Hawaiian food and culture.

During this tour, you will learn about the food and culture of Hawaii and have the chance to try some local food.

Lanai customizes each food tour based on what’s fresh that day. Lanai also takes your preferences into consideration. Frequent stops include poke, seafood, food trucks, and local favorites like chicken katsu, lau lau, mac salad, and sticky rice. If there is any food you want to try, just let us know!

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to savor the flavors of Hawaii with a celebrity chef! Lanai loves meeting visitors and years of insider knowledge to share with you.  Call us today to get started!