7 Food Events Worth Checking Out This Month in Honolulu

July is almost over! Wrap up your month with these fun foodie events.


All About Sweets 

Saturday, July 25

Got a sweet tooth? Indulge in desserts from Aloha Pops, Choco le‘a, JJ Bistro & French Pastry, La Tour Café, Let Them Eat Cupcakes, Tea on Fleek and more. Try Choco le‘a’s newest matcha hand-rolled truffles at this first-ever event hosted at Kaka‘ako Agora.

7 to 10 p.m., 441 Cooke St., allaboutsweets.events



National Hot Dog Day 

Thursday, July 23 

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day at Hank’s Haute Dogs! Hank’s moves to a new location next month, so savor Hank’s franks for $2 (normally $3.95) in Kaka‘ako on this special day.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 324 Coral St., hankshautedogs.com



Tea & Baker Faire 

Sunday, July 26

Expect long lines at this popular gourmet bake sale at MW Restaurant. There’ll be sweet and savory pastries from Breadshop, Cake Works, Koko Head Café, The Pig and the Lady, Pili Group & The Mission House, the Tea Chest and MW Restaurant. If you’re craving sweets, order the collab cupcakes to taste six different cupcakes made by six local bakers and chefs. 

Prices vary, $20 a box, 10 a.m. to noon, MW Restaurant, 1538 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 106, 955-6505, mkarrueoka@mwrestaurant.com 



12th Ave Grill’s Maui Brewing Co. Dinner 

Tuesday, July 28 

Chef Jason Schoonover will whip up a four-course meal inspired by ballpark favorites, including items like Shinto Farm rabbit “nacho” on a stick and kaffir lime Kona cold lobster dog. This tasty dinner comes with limited-edition craft brews from Maui Brewing Co.

$95 per ticket, 6 to 9 p.m., 12th Ave Grill, 1120 12th Ave., eventbrite.com



Indian Home Cooking 

Thursday, July 30

Love Indian food? Learn how to roast exotic Indian spices and incorporate them into your everyday cooking. CHAI Studio owner Amerjit Ghag will teach you how to make three flavors of chutney: Bombay coconut, fresh dhania chutney and roasted green mango. You’ll also learn to make naan flatbread to pair with your chutney.  

$65 per ticket, 6 to 8 p.m., Cookspace, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 2360, 695-2205, cookspacehawaii.com



Eat The Street: Middle East 

Friday, July 31 

This popular food truck rally has a new home in Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park! Find out what type of Middle Eastern delicacies 32 vendors will be dishing at the event. 

4 to 9 p.m.,102 Ohe St., eatthestreethawaii.com



Joy of Sake Honolulu Festival 

Friday, July 31 

Here’s your chance to taste 391 premium sakes in one spot. Sample appetizers from 20 local chefs and snap your photo with Japan’s reigning Miss Sake. Want a one-hour head-start on the festivities? Pay $50 more for an early access ticket to beat the long lines. 

$95 per person general admission, $105 at the door, $145 early access, Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave., 943-3500, joyofsake.com


Join us for Cirque du Cuisine! Dine on circus-inspired dishes from 13 award-winning restaurants under the stars in Waikīkī at the 2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards Celebration. Get your tickets to the event now