One of the cool things about being at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki is being able to enjoy the Farmers Market they hold every Tuesday and Thursday nights from 4-8 pm. We hit it right after watching the amazing Hula Show on Kuhio Beach. We should have gone earlier, as we only had an hour after the show. It still worked out well though. I was happy that they not only have great food, they also have craft tables.
Vegetables were in abundance, but what I enjoyed the most was the fresh fruit. Love it all, especially the pineapple. They even had papaya salad for sale, tapioca pudding, guava bread, taro bread, pastries, Masaladas and big cinnamon buns.
Like I said earlier, there were even stands with jewelry, jams, butter, nuts (another one of my favorites) candles and soaps. Since I have a ton of candles still, I refrained from buying more, but lost the battle with the bath salts and soaps. They all smelled so good, especially all of the ones that smelled fruity.
The one thing that was a little bit of a disappointment was no hot food to buy (unless they had stopped by the time we got there). We hadn’t had dinner yet and I was hoping to grab something while we were walking around and shopping. The silver lining in Farmers Market was that many of the food vendors gave out samples. It wasn’t a lot, obviously, but it helped 🙂 I really enjoyed trying many different flavored macadamia nuts from the vendor below. I didn’t even know they had flavored ones. Yummy.
One last thing you have to do while at the Farmers Market at the Hyatt is to visit the Lucky Cat exhibit on the ground floor Ewa Tower. This fun interactive display distributes clever sayings and fortunes throughout the day. Here is a picture of Gene with the huge kitty. Looks like it’s petting him instead of him petting it, lol. Too funny.
We had a nice time walking around and talking to the many vendors. It was very interesting finding out about their food and products. I liked how proud they were in the fact that their products were grown or made using local ingredients found in Hawaii. Truly authentic and well appreciated. You should definitely check it out when you are in Waikiki.
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