Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Honokaʻa

Tex Drive-In

A malasada is just a doughnut, but Tex is famous for serving them hot and fresh. They come plain or filled; either way, folks drive across the island to devour them. Tex also serves decent plate lunches and loco moc…
Top Choice Market in Laupahoehoe

Papa‘aloa Country Store & Cafe

In the 'middle of nowhere,' this neat little market-cafe serves delicious meals, plus pastries baked in house. Try the fresh fish tacos, hand-tossed pizzas and eclairs. The market sells locally grown produce and loc…
Top Choice Health Food in Pepe‘ekeo to Papaikou

What's Shakin'

Your fondest memory of the Pepeʻekeo 4-Mile Scenic Drive might be this roadside eatery. On the northern end of the drive, look for the cheerful yellow cottage, which pumps out killer smoothies (all fruit, no filler)…
Top Choice American in Honokaʻa

Gramma's Kitchen

The restaurant's storefront sign states 'Very homestyle cooking.' And it's true. Gramma's is your ticket for local dishes, such as hearty Portuguese bean soup, teriyaki cheeseburgers (with pineapple and bacon) and a…
Top Choice Market in Honokaʻa

Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market

Featuring over 35 vendors, live music and talks, this market is worth checking out. Everything is locally grown or made, including produce, honey, goat cheese, coconut-milk gelato, smoked fish and much more. To get …
Top Choice Cafe in Honomu

Woodshop Gallery & Cafe

From burgers and lemonade to homemade ice cream and espresso, it's all good Americana served with a side of aloha here. Following lunch, browse or splurge on the extraordinary collection of handcrafted koa pieces, f…
Top Choice Bakery in Honomu

Mr Ed's Bakery

Check out the staggering selection of homemade preserves featuring local fruit ($7.50 per jar). Liliko‘i (passion fruit) is a classic. Low-sugar and sugar-free varieties too. Pastries are hit or miss, but the Portug…
Local in Pepe‘ekeo to Papaikou

Low Store

Tropical fruit stand. General store. Patio cafe. And oh so picturesque! The Low Store, on the northern end of the Pepe‘ekeo 4-Mile Scenic Drive, serves tasty, inexpensive wraps, burgers and their signature 'island n…
Local in Waipiʻo Valley

Waipi‘o Cookhouse

The walk-up counter and patio seating are reminiscent of a drive-in, but this farm-to-table restaurant serves healthy food, locally sourced and all made to order. The smoky kalua loco moco gives you two local dishes…
Italian in Honokaʻa

Cafe il Mondo

Honoka‘a's fanciest restaurant is this longtime Italian spot, specializing in thin-crust pizzas, pastas and enormous calzones packed to bursting point. With a grand stone-tiled patio, gleaming wood furnishings, slee…