Best Food Tours on Kaua'i

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Kauai Food Tour

From $125.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket


An excellent way to start your time in Hawaii, this Kauai food tour offers three options: south, north, and west shores. With a local guide, sample artisan foods, meet chefs and farmers, and indulge in some of the best cuisine the island had to offer. Locations and dishes vary by season, and dietary preferences can be accommodated with advance notice.
  • All tastings and samples included
  • Walking or driving options
  • Small group tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

What's Included

  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions not included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting points

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End point

  • Kauai
    Kauai, Hawaii, USA

    Upon booking, please email us for any questions about meeting location. You can also contact our guides, Susan - +18086394952 with any questions.

What To Expect

Kauai (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with food allergies
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
We have done several food tours in the past and this one tops the list. Susan was an excellent guide who provided us with more than enough delicious, locally sourced food. We couldn’t finish the last sushi roll so Susan brought us boxes to take it home. She sprinkled the experience with interesting stories about Hawaiian history, culture and mythology. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and highlighted the culinary diversity of Kauai. We would highly recommend this tour.


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Lots of delicious food
Tahlya_V, Sep 2023
Susan was our guide and did great job sharing Kauai legends and overview of the vendors. We thought we signed up for Kapa’a but ended up in Koloa. Food was delicious but large portions. We had Kickshaw (delicious burger); monster sushi (best sushi I’ve ever eaten); Porky’s Kalua Pork Sandwich with pineapple and finally dessert. Save room if you do this! It’s worth it.
Absolutely worth it!
Robert_B, Jun 2023
We were in Kilauea, north shore. My family has been coming to Kauai for about a decade. We have been all over the island but never stopped in Kilauea. The food was amazing! Two items I would have never ordered but would absolutely go back for. There were five stops, one was a juice and one a dessert. We had two food allergies that were easily worked around without sacrificing the quality. All of the food locations had GF multiple GF options. This location had very little walking. Our guide Susan lived up to the hype! She is very knowledgeable, attentive and conversational. They do different locales each day. We will be joining another tour on our next visit.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Aloha Robert! So stoked that you had a great time and after 10 years of visiting Kauaʻi, we love that you discovered new places. So happy to have you on tour again as well. You are a true foodie <3
Fun Slow Pace Food Tour
Hamilton_Y, Jun 2023
The food tour was great way to see the town from a bit less Touristy perspective! About 5-6 stops in total! Susan Schwartz was great tour guide and was ver kind / patient with our 5 and 7 year old! Be prepared for a 4 hr tour as this is a casual pace tour The tour may change dates and location during slower times so if you book a day and location have a plan B in mind if your tour gets reschuffled.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Mahalo for joining us on our food tour! We're glad you learned so much and that your children enjoyed their time as well. Can't wait for you to join us again.
Directions were wrong!
Scott_R, May 2023
We could not go because the directions were wrong! We spent two hours trying to find a place to meet. We tried everything. We called several times but no one picked up the phone. I am now going to my citi card and rejecting the charging.
Response from Host, May 2023
Aloha Scott - I'm sorry you could not join us for our food tour. As part of our protocol for confirming our guests on our tour we contact you via email, phone, and text. you are emailed the directions upon booking the tour. In addition, we email you a reminder the day before the tour. Lastly, our tour guide reaches out to you 3 days and 1 day before the tour. We're noticing that three things happen when people can not find their tour: 1. sometimes guest accidentally incorrectly input their contact information and they do not receive the information 2. they don't read the instructions fully 3. something comes up and they can't attend the tour. Regardless, we hope that you had a great time on Kaua'i.
Food for Thought
Thomas_F, Apr 2023
Conversation with other participants and the guide. There is so much more to this island than initially thought.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Aloha! So glad you learned as much as we hope you would. Kauai is a beautiful and amazing place.
Good food
Justyn_D, Apr 2023
The 808 grill was the best place we stopped. The fish we had was so delicious and by far the best we have had. Being from Washington the new food we experienced was really cool. Susan, our tour guide, was super knowledgeable about the island and the history. This was one of the best experiences we had.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Aloha! So glad you enjoyed our food tour and had a wonderful time. Excited to have you on our tour again in the future.
Delicious Local North Shore Experince
Stephanie_M, Mar 2023
The North Shore food tour with Susan was AMAZING! We loved all of the delicious food and drinks, especially from Kauai Juice Co, and Susan shared a lot of great history about Kauai. We also really appreciated that the tour highlighted local places we could go back and visit later on the trip. Would absolutely recommend!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Wow, love that you loved the North shore food tour. So much to learn, eat, and connect with. Thank you for recommending and going back to our local businesses!
Fun tour with neat places we wouldn’t have found on our own!
Kenneth_M, Mar 2023
Interesting and fun stops. Especially liked the Ginger Beer samples and the Ahi Nachos which were to die for!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Love that you got to enjoy some of our favorite places. Yes, love that you were able to enjoy those Ahi Nachos. See you soon!
This was gift for my...
MAUDIE_E, Mar 2023
This was gift for my daughter & husband, there was mix up in directions on the address of where to meet, but Susan called me as contact on form & she made arrangement with daughter to meet next day, they enjoyed food experience, people, atmosphere, all in all a good time.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Aloha! So glad that you had a wonderful time and that we were able to accommodate your family. Excited to have you again.
Great experience!
Alenka_H, Mar 2023
It was a great experience to get to know the local community, taste great food and learn a lot about the history of the island. The biggest credit for the great tour goes to our guide Susan, she told us a lot about the history of the island and gave us great tips on where to go out to eat. I highly recommend it.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Alenka - mahalo for sharing your experience with us! Love that you enjoyed our tour guide and ate yummy food. Hope you can join us on future tours.
Not worth the price
Janet_M, Mar 2023
Did the Hanalei tour with a extended family of 9, 7 of whom had food intolerances/preferences that made eating any of the interesting food impossible…not sure why you want do do a good tour of you can’t eat the food…the food consisted of two small items from food trucks, a shared appetizer and a piece of cheesecake and was nowhere close to $125 in value, $60 would have been more like it. And it didn’t include the mai tai. The guide was very nice and shared some interesting Kauai history but again, not enough to pay $125. Do not recommend. You can order a few small items from the food trucks all by yourself and Google Kauai history while you eat. Betting my dinner at Bar Acuda will cost about that and be 100 times better and worth the price.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Janet - mahalo for sharing your experience. It's unfortunate that you did not experience the value of our food tour and we understand that we did not meet your expectations. We do our best to try accommodate all guests with their food preferences/intolerances and I apologize that we weren't able to accommodate your family apporpriately.
Good tates
Tracy_J, Feb 2023
Our guide Susan was great. The portions were huge. The stops were n8ce but only four and spread out.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Tracy - So glad you enjoyed our tour guide Susan and the huge portions of food. Our stops are based on availability and seasonality, hope you can join us on more tours in the future.
💯 recommend!!
Rebecca_S, Jan 2023
Susan was our guide, and I LOVED listening to her knowledge of the island. She is a great storyteller with some very interesting historical myths and facts about how this island came to be.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha! Love that you learned so much and enjoyed everything. Susan is amazing and we love her. Hope you can join us on future tours.
Hana Hou for Susan…🤙🏼
Cinda, Jan 2023
Susan our guide was so fantastic with the quality of her “talk story time” to the food we tasted. I’m a local that was born and raised on these islands and the story’s she told was what I remembered. We felt comfortable and relaxed with the ambiance and company we shared. Susan was the star in this tour!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Cinda - so glad you had a wonderful time. We love that you were able to hear the stories that brought you back home.
Fun way to explore Lihue
Michelle_P, Dec 2022
So fun! We got to learn history and sample local, delicious food. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. We’re looking forward to doing this again next year.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Michelle! So glad you had an amazing time - excited to have you back next year :)
Great food tour
Judi_D, Dec 2022
Susan was a wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable guide. She took care that all parties in the group were treated personally including food sensitivities and health issues, while also being thoughtful to the businesses we visited. All the food was DELICIOUS.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Judi - so honored to have you with us and that you enjoyed our tour guide, food, and the local businesses you supported.
Susan is an awesome...
Paul_K, Nov 2022
Susan is an awesome guide. We heard a lot of interesting history while we ate amazing food. By the end of the tour we felt like Susan was family! Skipped dinner since we were stuffed after sampling the food!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Paul - thank you for joining us and I'm glad you felt like family. We love hearing that you left full and happy.
Do it, it’s a lot of fun!
gtv, Oct 2022
Susan was great 😊! She explained everything to us, told great stories about the island, this company and history of the island which made the tour come alive for us. The food was great too! Thank you for introducing us to wonderful Hawaiian food! 🌺
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha! So stoked you got to enjoy our tour and the food. Excited to have you back soon -
highly recommend south shore tour
Lynne_R, Sep 2022
Susan our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the islands, she took us to many wonderful local places to eat where the food was absolutely delish and plentiful and she was fun! Highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Amazing! So glad you had a wonderful time on our food tour. Thank you for recommending!
Really Nice Food Tour
MDevins, Aug 2022
Alexis was really nice and explained the foods and the history of the locations really well. It was good to hear that the locations were farm to table type of businesses. The kickshaws Wagua burger and Kukuiula Market juice bar was 2 of my favorites of the south tour. My husband and I went back the next day.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Yay! We're so stoked that you had a great time. Love that you got to eat all the amazing food and went back to support again. See you on another tour!

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