Affectionately referred to as “The Garden Isle” of Hawaii, the island of Kauai is a bit of an emerald anomaly. Although it may not be as popular as its sister islands Oahu and Maui, Kauai is the oldest geologically and famed for its breathtaking scenic wonders such as Waimea Canyon as well as the rugged 3,000-foot-high mountain cliffs that rise from the ocean bed to form the Napali Coast.
With an abundance of navigable hiking trails, golden sandy beaches and rivers to kayak on, you’ll need some sustenance and Hawaiians know where to get good food.
Whether you’re a tourist or a local, these are the best food experiences and dishes the island has to offer.
Tiffany Leigh is a Toronto-based food, travel and science writer.