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Local Supermarkets

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Local Supermarkets

Where would be the best places to stock up on food, outside of Waikiki?

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Newcastle, Australia
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1. Re: Local Supermarkets

Outside of Waikiki where? Honolulu?

You need to give more information if you want assistance.

There are a number of grocery places - Safeway, Foodland, Costco, Sam’s Club, Don Quixote - even Target and Walmart have groceries. Plus Down to Earth and Wholefoods.

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2. Re: Local Supermarkets

Most likely Honolulu. We are staying in Waikiki but want to shop where locals shop

Oahu, Hawaii
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3. Re: Local Supermarkets

The places hqsmumma mentions are pretty much 'where locals shop'.

I personally go to a Foodland near me for most of my grocery shopping, sometimes Wal-Mart if I happen to be there for other stuff and just want to pick up a couple food things since I'm already out shopping there.

Northern California...
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4. Re: Local Supermarkets

@hqsmumma basically named them all. If you want something in particular you'll have to post more details.

Kapaa, Hawaii
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5. Re: Local Supermarkets

When I lived on Oahu I shopped at the Safeway on Kapahulu. It was the closest grocery store from where I lived.

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6. Re: Local Supermarkets

Locals shop where the food is. Mumma's list is a good one.

Maui, Hawaii
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7. Re: Local Supermarkets

Locals shop at all those places, but Don Quixote is probably the most local from that list. It's kind of an experience in and of itself, it is right next to Waikiki, and they have a legit little hawker market with some really good food.There are other choices, but they are farther away.

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Agree with Kaeleku....

If you want a great selection of standard American and Asian (primarily Japanese) goods within a huge, recently-renovated store, loved by locals, go to Don Quijote (with a J not X).

A fun experience for a visitor.

Alternatively, for a standard store the Safeways on Kapahulu or Beretania are great choices.

If you want to go upscale, the new Whole Foods in Ward Village is fantastic in every way.

Vancouver, BC
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I too shop at Safeway on Kapahulu

Lagrangeville, NY
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I like going to Don Quijote at least once per trip.

Good list of supermarkets above. I just want to add Times on Beretania. It is next door to Safeway. I feel Times carrys more local ethnic food than Safeway.

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