10 Best Restaurants for Take Out Food on Kauai

Kauai is the ideal place to eat take out food. Why? There's so much natural beauty and gorgeous beaches to enjoy food, that take out on the beach can be better than an oceanfront high end eatery. There are a ton of awesome restaurants on Kauai, and most allow take out to be taken nearby and enjoyed on a beach, in a park, or under a tree in the grass. Maximize your time experiencing Kauai's beauty, and enjoy great food to go.

Over on the east side, Papaya's Natural Foods is a local favorite for healthy food on the go. Offering salads, entrees, fresh juices and smoothies, the food is perfect to take down the street to Lydgate Beach Park or Kealia Beach. Sit by the ocean and watch surfers catch waves while enjoying your meal.

On the beach laden West Side in Waimea, Island Taco and The Shrimp Station offer hefty meals to take to go. Bring a heaping taco plate or a pile of shrimp to Polihale State Beach Park or up the road to Koke'e State Park

Healthy delicious food to go is easy to find on the lush North Shore. Red Hot Mama's is located in the heart of the beach area by beautiful Ha'ena Beach Park. Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. in Hanalei serves to go food out of a lunch wagon to be taken to Hanalei Bay where perfect surf and majestic cliffs are a gorgeous backdrop for a meal.

This is a local style spot that serves up fresh fish and seafood to take home and cook as well as eat there and take out dishes. Very local and Hawaiian food like lau lau, kalua pig, and other local favorites that can be pretty darn good....  Read More

The Shrimp Station
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To peel or not to peel, that is the question at the Shrimp Station. Some dishes come with peeled shrimp, while others, like the coconut shrimp come peeled. Either way, all of the food is great and worth getting your hands a little messy...  Read More

Papaya's Natural Food Market
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Known for its selection of organic, vegetarian, and health-food fare, this market and gourmet deli is as good for eating as it is for shopping. Dining is available inside, but the best tables are outdoors, shaded by market umbrellas. Salads and...  Read More

Owned and operated by two local friends who have a knack for making a great steak, Killah Steaks quickly became a local favorite as soon as the road side steak wagon opened. Very casual, and pretty quick, this eatery is a low key, low priced...  Read More

Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza

Renowned for its baked goods, this enterprise crafts top-quality ingredients into an array of sweet and savory temptations. If you're going for a cup of espresso or chai tea, combine it with a scone, macadamia nut cookie, or danish. If you're...  Read More

Harvest Market Natural Foods and Cafe
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Find healthy food in Hanalei at Harvest Market Natural Foods and Cafe. If you're looking for healthy groceries, this is the spot. And, if you're looking for a healthy deli and salad bar, this is also the place to go. It's a great resource...  Read More

Kilauea Fish Market
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There's a whole lot more than fish in store is the market's motto, and they're right! In addition to fresh local fish, they have an ahi fajita burrito, fish tacos, salads, plate lunches and great specials, along with grass fed beef. Seating...  Read More

A hit with locals and visitors, the Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. is a spot that all visitors need to stop at and enjoy. Very local style, the restaurant is a local style lunch wagon resting roadside in Hanalei. Serving traditional Hawaiian food,...  Read More

Island Taco
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Big portions of tasty food is what you'll get at Island Taco. The roadside eatery is simple, and resembles a Mexico taco stand, but totally clean, safe and awesome! It's order at the counter, where you can get a tiny peak into the kitchen, and...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade

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