10 Best Restaurants for Take Out Food in Honolulu

The Hawaiian Islands are 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 in Honolulu, 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 Hawaii's beauty, and enjoy great food to go.

With two locations, one in Honolulu and one in Kapolei, Down to Earth 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 Ala Moana Beach Park or Queen's in Waikiki. Sit by the ocean and watch surfers catch waves while enjoying your meal.

Also in the heart of Honolulu is Bogart's Cafe. Offering a huge menu of great food, Bogart's is a true hole-in-the-wall famous for their breakfast bagel sandwich. Coffees and smoothies are also on the menu. 

Healthy delicious food to go is easy to find on the lush east side where Heeia Pier & General Store serves fresh local fish on a dock, right on the water. Putting a gourmet twist on traditional local foods, this casual eatery has become a renowned place to dine. 

Utilize Honolulu's best to go food for oceanfront meals and romantic dinners alone.

Ba-Le French Sandwich & Bakery


Chain though it may be, Ba-Le is head and shoulders above typical sandwich shops. Known for its French-bread concoctions, the eatery fills tasty rolls with all sorts of yummy ingredients, including pork, tofu, vegetables, chicken satay, and...  Read More

Mocha Java Café


At this fantastic caf�, you can either step in for a smoothie or a full-bodied cup or coffee, or you can stay awhile and have a light meal as well. Cr�pes are a specialty, both savory and sweet, and you can also pick up an omelet,...  Read More



The Heeia Pier General Store and Deli is a classic Kaneohe eatery enjoyed by dedicated locals for three decades as it served up local classic like plate lunches and loco mocos (beef patty, egg and gravy over rice). But recently top chef Mark...  Read More



Honest, authentic, simply-prepared Hawaiian food is what you'll discover at this fine eatery, a throwback to former days. It boasts island cuisine par excellence, created with love and prepared in the old way. Such attention isn't lost on eager...  Read More



A terrific alternative to fast food and a favorite with locals, Andy's has built its reputation on affordable, healthy fare. Since 1977, the casual place has served up vegetarian-oriented food that's not only good for the body but tastes great...  Read More

Surfer, the Bar
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Surfer, the Bar is Turtle Bay Resorts new endeavor into into a farm to table restaurants that also offers nighttime entertainment. Opening at 6 p.m. daily, Surfer is part bar, part restaurant and part night club. Great happy hour cocktails are...  Read More



Hawaii's only all vegetarian natural food store has three locations around the island of Oahu. In addition to a thorough array of grocery shopping, each Down to Earth has a well thought out salad bar as well as a hot food bar open from early...  Read More

Diamond Head


Bogart's is one of those hole-in-the-wall places that is a tried and true reliable joint for locals in search of that perfect breakfast. Whether taken to eat on the go or eaten at one of their small sidewalk or indoor tables, Bogart's is a not...  Read More



Pupukea Grill is a favorite for lunch spot for regular pro surfers, locals, and visitors (check out the array of signed surf photos under the tent). Farm fresh island produce and local fish help to inspire a seasonal menu that caters to both...  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