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Tasting Kauai Food Tours

Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 888-431-6660
Review Highlights
Disappointing Selection of Food Choices

My girlfriend and I took the North Shore food tour with Tasting Kauai Food Tours last month. I had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gerald K
Irvine, California
A day well spent!

We did the North Shore tour with Katherine. We really enjoyed the experience, and we were surprised... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pleasant Hill, California
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Tasting Kauai invites residents and visitors on a culinary romp through paradise. Learn how to buy local through educational and fun events while connecting with Kauai’s culture, aloha, people and land. A portion of all book and tour sales are donated to the Hawaii Food Bank - Kauai Branch. North Shore Kauai Food Tour is a flavorful adventure to out-of-the way establishments and includes an organic tea farm tour, exotic fruit tasting, burgers made with North Shore grass fed beef, plates of traditional Hawaiian food, pupus, handcrafted desserts and Tiki cocktails. Guests meet farmers, chefs and food artisans on this exclusive food tour, which is centered on the regional cuisine of Hawaii, where the host community lives, eats and plays. The tour concludes at the Waipa farmers market and includes six stops. This tour runs every Tuesday. South Shore Kauai Food Tour invites guests to sample the sights, flavors and history of Kauai’s sunny South Shore. The stops are a celebration of street food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse cultures. Experience super fresh Japanese food, taste exotic fruit, sample tropical gelato while it’s being made, get a behind-the-scenes tour through a restaurant kitchen and enjoy a private tasting with the executive chef of Merriman’s Fish House. This unique food tour concludes at the Kauai Culinary Market and includes six stops. This tour runs every Wednesday. Royal Coconut Coast Kauai Food Tour begins at a family-owned farm with a short stroll down an old plantation road. Guests sample traditional Hawaiian food while learning about taro farming as well as the plantation history and culture of the Kealia area. Afterwards, guests sample paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) food, indulge in refreshing Hawaiian sweets, enjoy a private tasting with Jean Marie Josselin, one of Hawaii’s most influential chefs, and sample a handcrafted cocktail at a breezy seaside restaurant. The RCC food tour is centered around the beauty and creativity of the Royal Coconut Coast and spotlights a founding chef of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. This tour one Thursday a month and includes five stops. Farmers Market Kauai Food Tour is the foodie’s ideal way to start a vacation. Stock up on exotic fruit and vegetables and meet local farmers. Learn how to select perfect produce, sample what’s in season and get cooking tips during this one-hour farmers market class. After writing hundreds of articles and going to more than 90 farms, Marta Lane created this class to educate visitors and new residents while introducing them to Kauai’s farmers. This tour runs every Wednesday at the Kapaa farmers market. Tours are designed to create an intimate experience so we only accommodate up to 10 people. Tours are designed by Marta Lane, a certified personal chef, Kauai based food writer, founder of Tasting Kauai and author of “Tasting Kauai: An Insider’s Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island.” Michelle Lemay, Tasting Kauai’s culinary guide, has been a professional tour guide for 10 years and has led adventurous travelers on trips across the islands as well as around the world. Custom tours available. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #kauaifoodtours
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My girlfriend and I took the North Shore food tour with Tasting Kauai Food Tours last month. I had high hopes, as I was born and raised in Hawaii and wanted to share some of the local cuisine of my childhood with my girlfriend. To...More

Thank Gerald K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the North Shore tour with Katherine. We really enjoyed the experience, and we were surprised at how much food we got, do not arrive full! My favorite was the very first stop, where you meet up with Katherine. We had a layered bowl...More

Thank jlwarren63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the North Shore tour yesterday afternoon and had a wonderful experience. The tour involves some walking, but people in our party who were a tad less mobile were able to drive between the stops with no problem. In addition to finding out about...More

1  Thank prizepkg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took the South Shore Kauai tour with Katherine on our first full day in Kauai. Katherine was a great guide, very knowledgeable and informative, and we discovered a number of great local places to eat that we would not have normally...More

2  Thank Rob R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the South Side Kaua’i tasting tour, and it was excellent. This company has only one tour guide, Katherine, who does all three tours herself (North, East, South). She is very knowledgeable about the local food scenes, and has chosen some really great places...More

2  Thank suziwed
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Katherine is quite the foodie expert and happily shared her passion and knowledge with our group. Our tour started @ Haole Girl Island Sweets and a wonderful visit with Chef Judy. This gal is amazing and has quite the pedigree in the food world. After...More

2  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We enjoyed the Tasting Kauai Food Tour. It had some good points, but was not greatest we have been on. It started with a Food Truck that is recognized and recommended on the Kauai travel channel for its traditional Kauai dish based on Poi. It...More

2  Thank Don R
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Six unique East Side Kauai gourmet tastings in one afternoon! Great to meet the Chef at each location. Tasting all charming & lots of fun with the group. Happy Hour finish at Oasis on the Beach for grand finale cocktail. Would highly recommend this tour...More

1  Thank CaliforniaWaveSlave
Reviewed 17 November 2017

My wife and I did the north shore tour in October 2017 and it was great. We had an awesome time and the host, Katherine, was very knowledgeable and personable throughout the tour. All the food we ate was great, and the experience of getting...More

Thank ClintBobski
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

While the thought of a food tour is great many of the places you can find on your own if you do a little research. The guide was extremely friendly though and it was an informative tour.

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Kathy M
12 June 2016|
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Response from MLaneKauai | Property representative |
You can call 888-431-6660 or visit the website for more information, or to register. (Trip Advisor won't let me post a link). Tasting Kauai offers 5 food tours, a restaurant guidebook and an app. Each tour is different and... More