– if you’ve been hearing that food in Hawaii is more expensive than the mainland, you’re hearing correctly. In general food is about 20% more than on the mainland. The reason for this is because mostly everything is imported. Today we offer you some tips about how to save money on meals when you come to the islands. We also cover where to find the best seashells, offer tips on taking a dinner cruise and what to do if you can’t get Hawaii off your mind.