Big Bites and Sweet Snacks at the 2nd Annual Best of Honolulu Festival

(Sponsored) Get excited for some seriously ‘ono treats on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Chasing our keiki around at the first-ever HONOLULU Family Fun Run is going to work up an appetite, so we’re glad there’ll be plenty of ‘ono grinds and cool drinks available afterward at the Best of Honolulu Festival. We’ve got our eye on newcomer Ice HNL, which will be serving up smokin’-cold drinks worthy of Instagram. Honest, these sweet drinks smoke!


Ice HNLShaka Tea
Photo: Courtesy of ice hnl (left) and Shaka Tea (right)


Cool down with giant, J-shaped Dragon Cones filled with Hokkaido soft serve, or treat yourself to one of Il Gelato’s many local flavors made right here on O‘ahu. Shaka Tea will offer free samples of its māmaki tea concoctions and announce the winners of its recent “Vote for the Next Flavor” contest. Need to fuel up and cool off? Look for Jamba Juice’s iconic smoothies.


Da Hawaiian Poke Co.


Bao Tao’n will be serving gourmet, bite-size bao to satisfy foodie cravings, while Da Hawaiian Poke Co. will serve “Da Works” poke bowls and ‘ahi katsu okonomiyaki. If you’re craving something a little more portable, head to Inferno’s Pizza for pies straight out of the brick oven, or Crepes No Ka ‘Oi for sweet or savory crepes. Of course, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned burger, and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, with some of the best in town, will keep those cravings in check.

Nosh HawaiiThe Stick & The Ball
PHOTOs: COURTESY OF NOSH HAWAI‘I (left) and the stick & The ball (right)


Looking for new snacks? Try the signature pão de queijo (gluten-free Brazilian cheese rolls) from Nosh Hawai‘i, or buy a bag of ready-to-munch, handcrafted granola from The Stick & The Ball.

Hawaiian Pie Co.


Save room for dessert with a slice of pie, whether it’s one of Grandpa Yoshio’s classics from the Hawaiian Pie Co. or Sweet Revenge’s new gelato pie. You could even take a sweet treat home for later—nobody needs to know who it’s for!


The Best of Honolulu Festival takes place Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds. Admission is free. Learn more here.