Best values are something most of us are always on the lookout for, and it's no different while on vacation. After you've most likely spent a pretty penny on airfare getting to the Big Island, it's a help to find some good deals when it comes to eating and drinking. A broad spectrum of cuisines can be enjoyed all over the Big Island for great deals, so wherever you are you can find affordable places to eat and drink.
For a homes style breakfast with great views of the ocean and lava fields, the Kalapana Village Cafe along the Puna Coast is an affordable morning eatery that delivers satisfying standard fare. Fill up and then take a leisurely hike out to the ocean and see the steam from the lava running into the ocean, an awesome attraction on its own.
In Hilo, Cafe 100 serves up true local food that's served up fast food style, but it's made on the spot. With order at the counter service and outdoor seating, you can take it on the go or eat it there. Local dishes like loco mocos, spam musubi, and mix plates, it's a good venture into local food - at an affordable price.
While wandering Hawaii's biggest island (the rest of the islands scan fit into it, twice), remember that good affordable food isn't hard to find.