The Local's Kilauea, Kauai: Fresh Poké, Handmade Ceramics & Tropical Candles

  • The Fish Market patio. Photo: Jordan Theodore.
  • The Ahi Shoyu Poké at Fish Market. Photo: Stacy S.
  • A fresh tuna makes it way into Fish Market. Photo: Edie Rindal.
  • Silk kimono and origami swans. Photo: Kong Lung Trading.
  • The classic Hawaiian tile. Photo: Banana Patch Studio.
  • Blue plumeria pottery made here on Kauai. Photo: Banana Patch Studio.
  • Macadamia nut sticky buns at Kilauea Bakery. Photo: Lulu Belle.
  • Mango strudel, banana bread pudding and macadamia nut sticky bun with coffee. Photo: Miranda Tze.
  • A rainbow above the shop. Photo: Island Soap Co.
  • A selection of candles to smell and enjoy. Photo: Island Soap Co.
  • A cheese plate, flatbread, salad and glass of chardonnay. Photo: Palate Wine Bar and Market.
  • The charcuterie board at Palate. Photo: Hungry on Kauai.

1 hour and 15 minutes
0.3 mi
Guided by Colleen
Colleen Smith


Whether you are en route to the Kilauea lighthouse, the Queen's Bath in Princeville, or the Na Pali coast line, the town of Kilauea is the perfect stop. The former plantation town features the best handicrafts, local food spots and sophisticated souvenirs on the North Shore. As a native to these islands, let me take you to my favorite spots for local fashion, artisanal ceramics, and handmade botanic candles. We'll also try some of the best poké on the island, some tropical pastries and end with some vino. This is where the locals go in Kauai.

About Your Guide

Born and raised in Hawaii. Moved with my husband Gordon and two sons from the Island of Oahu to Kauai. Always loved Kauai and now we're living the dream. We want to share this wonderful place with visitors who wish to experience the true Kauai Aloha! 🌈🌺

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Guide Points

  1. Kilauea Fish Market

    This cute stone cottage house might be the best casual lunch or dinner spot in all of Kauai.

  2. Cake

    If you were expecting baked goods, pies and sweets, I hate to disappoint. Cake is not a dessert shop, but there is plenty of eye candy none…

  3. Banana Patch Studio

    In 1991, Kauai artist Joanna Carolan started a one-woman shop to sell handmade ceramics. It has grown _a little_ since then. Banana Patch S…

  4. Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza

    Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza is buzzing with activity any time of day, any day of the week.

  5. Island Soap & Candle Works

    It doesn't get more Hawaiian than coconut soap scented with locally-grown essential oils. Island Soap & Candle Works makes soaps, lotions, …

  6. Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant

    Wine bar. Tapas-style small plates. Imported cheese. Flatbreads. Nothing about Palate Wine Bar sounds Hawaiian, and it isn't. But I love th…

Sidewalk Reviews

  1. 2 Reviews

    1. Anonymous

    Tks Colleen! We are coming to Kauai and staying very near here in January. We’ll be sure to check out all of your recommendations! JZ

    Dec 24, 2019

    1. Jason

    Feb 21, 2018

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