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Gearing up for a Thankful Holiday on Honolulu: Popular Eats and Treats for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and as we’re always into November, we know you’ll be dreaming of a turkey-filled meal with your family. If you happen to be away during the holidays this year, we’re hoping you can at least join us at one of our fabulous Honolulu hotels, Prince Waikiki. When you vacation at Prince Waikiki, you’ll love all the fabulous meals making your time spent here full of cherished memories.

As we indulge on plates of bread stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, and the rest of the usual Thanksgiving menu flare, make sure to make some room in your stomach for these popular favorites in Hawaii!

Loco Moco

You’ll want to make sure you dine on this fantastic local favorite. You can find variations of the Loco Moco dish at just about every cafe or restaurant in Honolulu. Typically, this meal is served on a bed of rice, with a hamburger patty, fried eggs, then smothered in a creamy gravy sauce. Sounds wonderful, right? Mainly eaten as a breakfast meal you can grab one of these yummy dishes any time of the day to satisfy your hunger. If you want a more upscale version of this delicious meal, head to Moena Café for a fresh take on this favorite.

Hawaiian Plate

The ultimate comfort food in Hawaii has to be the Hawaiian Plate. Whether you enjoy it with one scoop of rice or two, macaroni salad, and your choice of meat, you’ll love dining on this delicious specialty. While you can find this meal just about anywhere on the island, you’ll want to try some at Helena’s Hawaiian Food which is a James Beard Award-winning location or at the Rainbow Drive-in!

Haupia Cream Pies

Move over pumpkin there is a new pie in town that’s coming for the Thanksgiving crown, and it’s the Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie. Haupia is a coconut cream pudding that is infused with other flavors to create some delicious pies. This festive favorite found throughout many bakeries on the island, and you’ll be able to dine on this sweet treat at Ted’s Bakery. Located just a short hour drive to the North Shore of Oahu, you’ll find some of the best pies! If you’re not in the mood for chocolate and want to keep with tradition you’ll love the Pumpkin Haupia Cream Pie at Ted’s Bakery. Plus, if you just can’t get over the fantastic sweets in Honolulu, try a popular Malasada, a delicious island delicacy at Leonards Bakery.

You’ll find that the melting pot of cultures throughout the years has shaped and defined the Hawaiian food scene. Make sure you have enough room this season when dining on Thanksgiving favorites while also incorporating the taste of Hawaii into your trip. Plus, don’t forget to eat with us at one of the stunning Honolulu Hotels, Prince Waikiki. This Thanksgiving, gorge yourself on our fantastic resort buffets with all your favorites foods and then some!

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