In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Get a taste of what the locals eat with Tasting Kauai food tours

Skip Yelp and go on a guided food tour with those in the know

Sponsored by Kauai Visitors Bureau

When you’re traveling, food is everything — and you want to eat where the locals eat! With Tasting Kauai’s food tours, you can follow a professional guide on a tasting adventure through the island’s vibrant neighborhoods, sampling everything from food trucks to fine dining.

Today, HI Now host Jobeth Devera is checking out the flavors on the east side of the Garden Isle starting with Kauai Juice Company and then Saimin Dojo.

Tasting Kauai focuses on all things local, and the tours offer a personal and unique experience guests wouldn’t normally find on their own. Visitors and locals alike can experience these food tours while also learning about the island’s wonderful community. On each tour, guests get to meet and interact with local business owners and chefs, and of course, try a ton of delicious foods and drinks!

With Tasting Kauai, you can choose from five tours featuring all sides of the island. The tours aim to connect visitors and local businesses daily and try to educate guests on how they can help support the local community even in the brief time they visit the island. By helping locally-owned businesses succeed, the tour company tries to insure that the unique food culture remains intact and that island farmers continue to have successful relationships with chefs and business owners for many years to come.

Tasting Kauai has been operating since 2012 and is a business focused on sustainability and education. Its mission is to help empower local Kauai restaurants, farmers, ranchers, foodies, and everyone who is part of the food chain to be able to utilize fresh, local ingredients and help secure food sustainability on the island of Kauai.

From educational food tours to tastings and festivals, Tasting Kauai engages the community by helping others experience the island’s food and culture. A portion of all ticket proceeds even supports the Hawaii Foodbank!

Tours run Tuesday – Saturday. To book your next foodie adventure, just visit

For more information:, Instagram: @TastingKauai, and Facebook: Tasting Kauai