7 Things the HONOLULU Staff is Craving Now

Seven dishes and snacks we can’t seem to get enough of.


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1. Mochi doughnuts, MoDo Hawai‘i

Photo: Nicole Oka

 

“If the Japanese doughnut chain Mister Donut and our local fruits had a baby, the result would be MoDo. The lilikoʻi and strawberry doughnuts taste like there’s real fruit in them!”—Nicole Oka, account executive

 

$1.50 to $1.95 each, Mitsukawa Marketplace, 2330 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 799-7678

 

2. Baked tofu bars, Go Umami

Photo: Courtesy of House Foods

 

“I don’t usually buy store-bought tofu unless I’m making miso soup (or recovering from a Totino’s pizza roll OD). But these baked tofu bars are pretty darn delicious—and a great on-the-go protein snack. My favorite flavor is hickory smoke.”Marisa Heung, special projects editor

 

Available at various locations, house-foods.com

 

3. Kunoa Beef Bars, Kunoa Cattle Co.

Photo: Courtesy of Kunoa Cattle Co.

 

“On long hikes, these beef bars, made with 100 percent Hawai‘i-raised beef, have saved me. They’re compact (fit in your pocket) and easy to eat (tender and not chewy)—perfect for trails. Each bar has 9 grams of protein and only 50 calories, so you get the fuel without the fat. Unless you eat 10.”Catherine Toth Fox, food and dining editor

 

$25 for a box of 12, avialable at various locations, kunoacattle.com

 

4. Avocado toast, Artizen by MW

Photo: Courtesy of Artizen by MW

 

“It’s warm, fresh-made to order and local! It’s also a good healthy serving of avocado goodness; you won’t leave there hungry. The housemade toast and Ho Farms tomato jam is what sets it over the top! Yummm!”Kristin Lipman, senior art director

 

$10, only during breakfast service, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, 250 S. Hotel St., (808) 524-0499, artizenbymw.com

 

5. Strawberry-glazed and cinnamon crumble cake doughnuts, Donut King Hawai‘i

Photo: Catherine Toth Fox

 

“I love the strawberry-glazed doughnut because cake doughnuts are definitely better than yeast, and the glaze is just the right amount of sweet. I also love that I can see little strawberry speckles in it. Makes it seem healthy-ish. And I love the cinnamon crumble donut because it’s basically coffee cake in doughnut form! No fork needed.”Louis Scheer, art director

 

$1.25 each, 2919 Kapi‘olani Blvd., (808) 258-4119, donutkinghawaii.com

 

6. Jerky Chips, All-In Beef Jerky

Photo: Courtesy of All-In Beef Jerky

 

“All-In’s beef jerky chips have been around since 2012, but I hadn’t heard of them until my boyfriend’s mom gave us a bag. I ended up eating all of it that day. (He got a couple of bites, too—I’m not a monster.) It’s basically beef jerky in chip form, with that same addicting, crispy crunch. Actually, it’s better than a chip because it’s beef.”Marisa Heung, special projects editor

 

$11, allinbeefjerky.com

 

7. Scratch Special Loco Moco, Scratch Kitchen & Meatery

Photo: Nicole Oka

 

“It’s the richest loco moco I’ve ever had—with foie gras—and one that I’ll never forget. It’s definitely meant to be shared, but there’s something special about eating like a queen first thing in the morning.”Nicole Oka, account coordinator

 

$28, South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St., (808) 589-1669, scratch-hawaii.com

 

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