Farmers markets are popular in Hawaii, and there are many great farmers markets to attend throughout the week. Of these great varieties, KCC Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday from 7:30am to 11:00am in the Kapiolani Community College parking lot. You will find a wide range of local specialties that are too good to be missed.
Let’s go to Kapiolani Community College on Saturday
KCC Farmers Market is held every Saturday in the Kapiolani Community College parking lot, which is located by the entrance of Diamond Head. It is a Saturday morning farmers market, so if you are not up late on Friday night, start your Saturday off right by heading to Diamond Head to see the sunrise and then have a breakfast of fresh local goodies at KCC Farmers Market. Compared to many other farmers markets happening in Honolulu, this is a large scale farmer’s market where every member of family can find something to eat and drink here. There are also great local specialties to take home with you, making it possible to get your souvenir shopping done as well.
Have some local specialties right on the spot
When you walk around KCC Farmers Market, you run into a lot of fresh local specialties that you cannot resist. The great thing is, aside from taking home all these goodies, many of the vendors can cook and prepare something right in front of you. These fresh pineapples can be brought home, or to your hotel room, but if you like they can make fresh smoothies on the spot! As well as these gorgeous pineapples, there are fresh sweet bananas that you can mix with other fruits and veggies in order to create your own fresh smoothie; starting your Saturday off with a healthy kick start!
Healthy choices for healthy people
KCC Farmers Market happens on Saturdays in a large parking lot, so the scale of this farmers market is quite larger than other farmers market in Honolulu. This means there are a lot more options to choose from. Because of large population of Asian Hawaiian people, as well as Japanese tourists, you see many items like organic natto and organic kimchi there. These would be great choices for those who are looking for vegan food choices, and those who are simply health conscious. Because Kapiolani Community College is not located too far from from Waikiki, this farmers market also attracts a lot of Japanese tourists who are staying in Waikiki; so you’ll see signs and staff who are bilingual in Japanese and English here as well.
Sit down and enjoy a local favorite, The Pig Lady
At KCC Farmers Market, there are a few food trucks with long lines forming with those who are hungry for their Saturday brunch. One of those food trucks is The Pig Lady, which is a popular local Vietnamese restaurant’s food truck. From pho to Vietnamese sandwiches, you can get a quick yummy bite right next to the foot truck at the seating area, or you might want to take it home with you to enjoy eating on the grass, or even take it to the beach. People coming to farmers markets are often very friendly and approachable, so even if you go alone or with a group, you will quickly find yourself eating and chatting with others at this joyful local Vietnamese hang out spot.
Flowers for your life in Hawaii
Something else you see around the farmers market are the colorful flowers. If you are on vacation in Hawaii for a week or so, you probably do not want to get a lot of flowers, but there is no reason for you not to enjoy looking at them. Of course, if you happen to be visiting a friend in Hawaii, this would be a nice gift to take to their home, since all the flowers you see here are fresh and delightful. In addition, some people take a long vacation, staying in condominiums in Hawaii, so for those people it would be a nice addition to your home away from home in Hawaii. These colorful flowers will be an excellent choice to decorate your room with.
Healthy, happy Saturdays at KCC Farmers Market
KCC Farmers Market is a weekly market that attracts a lot of locals as well as tourists. It is located right by Diamond Head, so if you are staying in Waikiki you could take a quick jog or even walk to the farmers market to get a fresh breakfast to start your day with! You can even opt to go hike Diamond Head, then stop by afterwards for a yummy brunch. The location of this farmers market allows people to enjoy a few activities together making it a great place to visit for those staying in Waikiki all throughout the year. If you decide to drive to this location with a rental car, the parking is free.
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