Best Places to Eat in Honolulu: Kaimuki Edition

Kaimuki! This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Honolulu. My mom’s office used to be in Kaimuki so I’d take the bus from Punahou to Kaimuki after school, and get off at the 12th Avenue stop…

…I’d check out new comic books at Gecko’s and buy one Archie Comic each week (ideally a Betty & Veronica Double Digest), swing by Crack Seed Store for li hing mui Coke Icee, and then walk to mom’s office. Pretty fun for a kid…

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Best Places to Eat in Honolulu: Monsarrat Avenue Edition

I started exercising a year ago (story for another day!), and a studio I visit regularly is on Monsarrat Avenue.
It’s is one of the few areas in Honolulu that’s very walkable (which I mentioned in this post) and has a good mix of that local/tourist vibe. Monsarrat feels authentic (my mom often gets lunch on Monsarrat) and real (my cousin lives two blocks away). But it also has a nice sprinkle of tourist energy, which makes it feel special…

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This Week in Hawaii II

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These are so many new places opening in Honolulu…and quickly, too! It was definitely not like this when I was growing up. While I love old favorites (special hello to Fook Yuen, Helena’s, and Legend’s), it’s exciting to see new spots join the community.

Yesterday we visited PURVÉ Donut Stop, a new doughnut place opened by two former bartenders. Drive up the ramp off Kona Street (the rainbow color ramp that says ‘Made in Hawaii‘)…

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