What to eat when you travel to Hawaii? Travel to Hawaii in addition to the mountains and water there is food you can not miss.
From Kailua Old Town and Holualoa to Kealakekua, these Hawaiian towns are always covered by continuous clouds and the soil is rich in minerals, which is the ideal growing environment for coffee. The freshly ripened coffee beans are cherry red in color and are dried and roasted before becoming the dark brown coffee beans they are known for. Thunder Mountain Coffee Plantation is the largest organic coffee estate in the United States and a must-see when visiting the old town of Kailua. At the 120-year-old orchard of Greenwell Farm in Kealakekwa, people pick coffee cherries either with their bare hands or in the traditional way, then spread them out on the roof to dry, and when it rains, people also need to make sure the fruit does not get wet.
2、Local Hawaiian chocolate
Although some chocolate companies also produce cacao beans, most of them focus only on making them into sweet candies. Original Hawaiian Chocolate (meaning Original Hawaiian Chocolate), located on the leeward slopes of Konahualei Volcano, is a full-service company that not only picks cacao beans, but also serves chocolate to bars. The farm and factory are planted with 1,350 cacao trees covered with pods of varying shades of red, orange, yellow and green. The cocoa beans are picked, placed in wooden boxes to ferment, and then exposed to the hot sun. Finally, the liquid is blended and shelled and transformed into the smooth substance that people know and love. Some chocolates are heat-treated into the shape of an egg flower, which you can try.
Unlike the common amber colored solution honey, Rare Hawaiian Honey Company produces a pearly white, creamy honey. This single-flower honey, sourced only from the kiawe woods, is 100% organic and has a smooth and delicious taste. At the same time, it is not heat-treated and retains beneficial yeasts as well as some pollen and propolis, which are beneficial to the body. Inside the factory, you will see workers working as hard as bees to taste the various flavors of honey, some mixed with passion fruit jam, some containing ginger, and some made from myrtle and macadamia flowers for a unique taste.
Vanilla orchids bloom only once a day a year and produce long, thin pods, so just calling them rare is not enough to describe their preciousness. Located on 20 acres in the rainforest of Paolo, Hawaii Vanilla Company is a factory, production facility and cafe all in one. You can enjoy a variety of vanilla blended foods at the factory or at the restaurant, including vanilla tea, vanilla lemon, vanilla pod ice cream and passion fruit jam tarts.
5、Hilo Farmers Market
The Hilo Farmers Market, located between the bay and the Mauna Kea volcano, is the place to go if you're looking for a centralized location to buy a variety of Hawaii's exotic fruits. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, nearly 200 farmers sell their fruits, from vegetables (red woad, collard greens and taro) to tropical fruits (spiny red danishes, strawberry guavas, dragon fruit and, of course, pineapples) to semi-finished foods like Portuguese malasadas and mashed taro.
Other islands have a slow food movement that focuses on the quality of food and the environment. Local favorites such as Holuakoa Garden and Cafe in Holualoa embrace this philosophy. The garden is equipped with a koi pond where you can enjoy your avocado, bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich while listening to the soft guitar sounds from a nearby cafe.