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Check out convenient shopping and more, all within walking distance at Midtown Ala Moana

Sponsored by Azure Ala Moana Condominiums, in the heart of Midtown

Located between Honolulu’s Waikiki and downtown districts, Midtown Ala Moana is not only near restaurants and major shopping centers, but also within walking distance to many convenient shops. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson went around the neighborhood to check out some of the neighborhood’s local grocers.

First stop: 88 Pal Pal Supermarket. This is where you’ll find all your favorite local ingredients in the heart of midtown on Keeaumoku Street. Specializing in fresh seafood, the supermarket is one of the only places you’ll be able to get live halibut and abalone for the freshest sashimi. It also offers a variety of kim chee made in-house.

88 Pal Pal Supermarket
835 Keeaumoku St I-102
Honolulu, HI 96814

Next up: Don Quijote on Kaheka Street, your one stop shop for almost anything! Whether you’re looking for small appliances, groceries or fresh produce in its newly renovated department, or even beauty and health products, you’ll most likely find it here. Don Quijote also boasts a large newly renovated liquor department and an okazuya where you can get hot and cold ready-made dishes.

Don Quijote
801 Kaheka St.
Honolulu, HI 96814

The last stop of the day took Gibson to Foodland Farms Ala Moana for a reinvented shopping experience. In addition to a full-service supermarket, Foodland’s flagship store provides the following exclusive offerings:

– Large, central poke bar with new and traditional flavors, new poke rolls and bowls
– Hot Bar and Cold Bar for fresh, ready to eat prepared foods that have a local flair
– Fresh grab-and-go, cold-pressed juices and smoothies, plus kombucha on tap
– Chicken shack and rotisserie – Foodland’s beloved fried chicken including its popular salt and vinegar wings and rotisserie chicken
– Donut station with made-fresh-daily donuts tossed in liliko’i sugar or Kona coffee sugar
– The Bar at R. Field Wine Company featuring wine-by-the-glass and on-tap craft beer selections, with a perfectly paired food menu

You can also find a variety of poke at Foodland Farms Ala Moana, or opt for a poke bowl or a poke bento! Favorites include spicy ahi poke, Hawaiian style poke, California roll poke, or Foodland Chef Keoni’s own creation, exclusive to the store: Ahi Jalapeno Ponzu poke.

Foodland Farms Ala Moana
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

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