Martha Cheng

Martha Cheng is the Food and Dining editor for Honolulu Magazine. She also writes for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Food and Wine, and Eater. In past lives, she was a line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer, Google techie and has degrees in Computer Science and English from Wellesley College. She really likes listing things. More than a decade ago, she came to Honolulu for a boy and stayed for the people and ocean. She was born in San Francisco, but prefers surfing in Hawai‘i. 

  

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Stories by Martha

The Owner of Anyplace Cocktail Lounge Tells Us What Her Business is Like During COVID-19

“This is when you really realize how much people care about you and how much you care about them.”
2020.04.06 10:52 AM

Mālama Meals Wants to Feed 10% of O‘ahu During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new group formed by Da Spot and other partners currently serves more than 8,000 free meals a day to food-insecure groups, and hopes to ramp up to 100,000.
2020.04.03 07:00 AM

Lee Anne Wong: What it’s Like to Close a Restaurant During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“We’re closing down now so we don’t end up closing down for good.”
2020.03.30 05:15 PM

Central Pacific Bank Wants to Split the Bill for Your Takeout Order

Get delivery or takeout from participating restaurants including Gochi Grill, Barrio Café in Wahiawā, AnyPlace Cocktail Lounge, Popeye’s and even Sushi Sasabune until 3 p.m. on April 1.
2020.03.30 04:00 PM

Support Hawai‘i’s Farmers and Get Produce Delivered to Your Door

These CSAs and veggie subscription boxes offer everything from papayas to bok choy, local steaks to Portuguese sausage with locally made pork.
2020.03.24 06:00 AM

I’m Finally Stocking Up Because of COVID-19. Here’s What’s In My Pantry.

Food that brings comfort, joy and local produce to my door.
2020.03.13 02:05 PM

Kōkua Kalihi Valley’s Roots Café Introduces Honolulu’s First CSA Box Focused on Cultural Starches

Calling all kalo.
2020.03.10 10:00 AM

Mother Bake Shop: The Bakery That Doesn’t Want You To Know It’s Vegan

A new spot in Kailua offers work-of-art toasts, rose lattes and sourdough loaves.
2020.03.09 09:51 AM

Faria, a Portuguese Pop-Up, Makes Us Wonder: Why Aren’t There Any Portuguese Restaurants in Hawai‘i?

The new pop-up, by the chefs and partners in Hukilau restaurant, goes beyond bean soup and malassadas.
2020.03.04 08:00 AM

9 New Restaurant Openings and 6 Closings on O‘ahu

Plus one ramen pop-up with vegan ramen offerings.
2020.02.28 07:00 AM

Islander Sake Brewery, Hawai‘i’s Only Sake Brewery, Opens in March in Kaka‘ako

For the first time in three decades, since Hawai‘i’s last sake brewery shut down, sake is being brewed commercially in the Islands once again.
2020.02.26 03:00 PM

6 Hawai‘i Chefs and Restaurants Announced as Semifinalists for the 2020 James Beard Awards

Bar Leather Apron, Mimi Mendoza, Chris Kajioka, Anthony Rush, Keiji Nakazawa and Sheldon Simeon make the first cut.
2020.02.26 10:51 AM
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