Kauai Business Spotlight: Tasting Kauai

Tasting Kauai is the Garden Isle’s #1 food tour operator, founded by foodie duo Marta and Dan Lane. The pair couldn’t be a more perfect match: Marta is a food writer and Dan is a food photographer. After moving to Kauai they shared many experiences and roles in the food system, and finally found their passion in sharing our food scene with visitors and started Tasting Kauai.

Their Kauai Food Tours offer the opportunity to explore three different areas of the island through food: the north shore, south shore, and east side. From their website:

  • Kauai Food Tour – North Shore  is a flavorful adventure that explores a diverse selection of handmade made food including North Shore grass-fed beef, traditional Hawaiian food, pupus, tiki cocktails and handcrafted desserts. This culinary romp through paradise introduces guests to farmers, chefs and food artisans during an exclusive, guided tour, which is centered around the regional cuisine of Hawaii, where the host community lives, eats and plays.


  • Kauai Food Tour – South Shore invites guests to sample the sights, flavors and history of Kauai’s sunny South Shore. The stops are a celebration of street food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse cultures. Experience super fresh Japanese food, local food, sample tropical gelato while it’s being made and enjoy a private tasting at a fine dining restaurant. This intimate food tour runs every Wednesday, includes six stops and features the culinary diversity of the Garden Island’s South Shore.


  • Kauai Food Tour – East Side begins at a family-owned farm with a short stroll down an old plantation road. Guests sample traditional Hawaiian food while learning about taro farming as well as the plantation history and culture of the Kealia area. Afterwards, guests sample paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) food, indulge in refreshing Hawaiian sweets and sample a handcrafted cocktail at a breezy seaside restaurant. The RCC food tour is centered around the beauty and creativity of the Royal Coconut Coast and spotlights the farm-to-table food on Kauai’s East Side. This tour runs alternating Thursdays and includes five stops.

If you’re a foodie looking for some pre-vacation reading, their Kauai Restaurant Guide is also an excellent source for planning out your culinary adventures here in paradise. Visit TastingKauai.com for more info!

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