Trying to find the best Oahu grocery stores? No matter if you’re visiting the island or planning a move, finding the best place to buy groceries is a must.
It took me a solid three years to find my footing when it comes to Oahu grocery stores. Though it’s an island, there are quite a few places to buy groceries. I certainly have my favorite spots (hello Costco!), but I know that buying in bulk just isn’t a reality for people with limited storage space or those who won’t be on island for an extended time. In today’s post I’m sharing all the best Oahu grocery stores.
My Favorite Oahu Grocery Stores
6 Best Oahu Grocery Stores
Whole Foods – Whole Foods locations on Oahu are similar to Whole Foods locations on the mainland and have all the usual items you might anticipate or need. We like to buy our seafood here, but it’s definitely not cheap. Amazon Prime membership helps a little bit with the cost sometimes, but it’s a treat to shop here for us.
Down To Earth – The best place to go for a specialty diet item is Down to Earth. There are several locations on Oahu including Pearl City and Kapolei. The workers are always friendly and can usually help you find specific items and honestly, I never leave here empty handed. There is always something delicious to try.
Costco – On Oahu, there are four Costco locations: Kapolei, Honolulu, Hawaii Kai and Waipio. In my personal opinion, Hawaii Kai has the best selection (but the worst parking) and you can buy local goods, as well as fresh, not farmed, seafood. We do most of our shopping at Costco and my favorite Costco hacks help me stay within budget.
H Mart – I love H Mart for so many different reasons, but mostly to buy items I’ve seen during our travels. For those unfamiliar, H Mart is a Korean grocery store. I buy sticky rice, sesame oil, snack items (they sell a delicious sweet potato chip? cracker? It’s divine!) and fresh fruit. Sometimes you can even find kaffir limes!
Foodland Farms – This is another grocery store “treat”. Located below the Ala Moana hotel, the selection of ready-to-eat items and produce. They also have great meat choices. If you’re really looking to treat yo’self, go to the Foodland Kahala Market location and….enjoy! Snag a drink at their built-in bar (yes, you read correctly) Et Al, before you go.
Foodland – While I don’t normally breeze through Foodland, if you’re on the hunt for poké, Foodland is where to go. It’s one of Dane’s very favorite places to get it and many locals would tell you the same.
And while not a grocery store, I feel it necessary to plug the amazing farmer’s markets on Oahu that support local farmers. They are the freshest and best ways to get local food and support the community.
Don’t miss my full Insider’s Guide to Oahu!