My Favorite Food Stops on Oahu

Okay duh I have to share my favorite food spots because you all know ya girl loves to eat!
My first favorite is Cinnamon’s in Kailua. I recommend the guava chiffon pancakes and a side of Portuguese sausage. Another amazing breakfast spot in Kailua is Crepes No Ka ‘Oi. Both the sweet and savory options are unbelievably good(my favorite is the “We’re Jammin’” with guava jelly and added bananas). Be sure to grab a pineapple or mango mimosa with your breakfast! Next up is HI-BBQ, a food truck situated near the Kahuku sugar mill. After my time in Virginia I became slightly addicted to barbecue, specifically brisket. I thought it would be impossible to find such a delicacy here and I DID. I love the brisket plate with a sweet tea. So worth the drive especially if you’re like me and know that barbecue is a craving that cannot be denied. While you’re at HI-BBQ, head to the lower lot and visit Lani’s Yummy Yum for a fully loaded funnel cake. Not a funnel cake fan?(Okay first of all I’m offended), head back into town for a yummy malasada from Leonard’s. You’ll want a full dozen, just trust me. These are great for breakfast with coffee or just as a mid-day sugar fix. I love the Haupia(coconut) and custard! Lastly, one of the first stops Jesse and I made(thanks to his careful research on Pinterest- you go babe) was Hula Dog in Waikiki. If you eye rolled at the thought of driving into Waikiki, I know we just became best friends but this place is so worth it! I am not a hot dog lovin’ gal but OMFG this place has easily become a date night favorite. We also like to finish our days with a shave ice from Island Snow. We visit the Kailua location but I believe there are multiple locations island-wide. Try out our favorite: Large size shave ice with ice cream in the bottom, topped with “sex wax” and “tiger’s blood”, with a snowcap. You will not be sorry that you did.

HawaiiMadison Dickson