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 7 Best Pizzas on O‘ahu

No matter how you slice it, there’s a pie for everyone. Here are our team’s favorite dine-in and takeout pizza options on O‘ahu.
2020.09.24 02:21 PM

Rethinking Hawai‘i: Continuing Momentum for Local Agriculture

Experts tell us how to bolster our food security and commit to locally grown for our future.
2020.09.24 07:00 AM

Best of Honolulu 2020

We sought out the best of everything—from local sake to seafood boil, bank to barbershop—and expanded our list with a finalist in every category chosen by our readers.
2020.09.23 06:30 PM

A Flight of Hawai‘i-Grown Chocolate, Mililani Cacao, a Honolulu Cookie Co. Collab and More

But you missed the camel milk chocolate.
2020.09.23 07:00 AM

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Food and Drinks on O‘ahu

47 editorial and reader picks for the tastiest food and beverage in town.
2020.09.16 04:35 PM

Launching During Lockdown

When the emergency order shut down dining rooms, these new restaurants—months in the planning—decided to open anyway.
2020.09.15 07:00 AM

Order through Pono Provisions for Local Pork, Goat, Lamb, Venison and Chicken

Pono Provisions’ “Hawaiian Meats CSA” offers an exciting variety of local meats, plus pork cheeks, lard and guava smoked barbacoa.
2020.09.14 01:19 PM

HONOLULU Wins 13 Awards This Year

The magazine earned kudos locally and nationally for our writing and design. So, if you’re looking for some great reads, we have a few suggestions.
2020.09.11 07:00 AM

The 8 Best Hot Dogs on O‘ahu

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with our team’s top dogs, from the local beef variety ready for end of summer grilling to a hot dog stand in Waimānalo to an easy takeout meal with extravagant toppings and fillings.
2020.09.03 04:00 PM

Nam Fong, Home of Chinatown’s Best Roast Duck and Pork Spareribs

Glistening roast ducks and spareribs like pork candy.
2020.09.02 07:00 AM

Order Pastry Boxes from MW and Senia to Lift Your Weekend Spirits

The art of the pastry box drop, from soothing to sophisticated.
2020.08.26 11:38 AM

Best of Honolulu 2020: The Best Shopping on O‘ahu

The 22 editorial and reader picks for the chic-est shopping in the city.
2020.08.26 10:37 AM
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