Midnight Bear Breads – Hanapepe

These folks make nice bread with local and organic ingredients .  The bakery is on the dry side of the island in the artsy town of Hanapepe.

Pick up a loaf or two and a slice of pizza at the cafe or while exploring Hanapepe Art Night (every Friday).

The breads are also available for purchase at many Art Events and Farmer’s Markets around the island too.

Our favorite so far is the cinnamon bread.

Midnight Bear Breads

Bike in Paradise – Princeville

Cruise around on an e-bike.  This rental company will deliver to you.

Bike in Paradise

Orchid Alley – Old Town Kapaa

It may be a little hard to find, but is well worth the stop.  Orchid Alley is nestled between a couple of stores not too far north past the ABC store mauka “mountain side” of the street.

They have a tremendous selection of orchids and many other nice surprises too.

If you love orchids and flowers, it is well worth stopping  by – and if you find something you like, they can ship it back to you.

They also participate in the Kauai Orchid Show – Hanapepe every April too!

Orchid Alley

Princeville Center – Princeville

Princeville is the “everyday” shopping venue on the North Shore.

It is the place to pick up groceries, gas up the car or fill the propane tank, find needed hardware items, get the mail, stop by the bank, eat or have some ice cream, pick up art supplies, take a Bikram yoga or pilates class, pick up some flowers or a bottle of wine, see a real estate agent or shop for clothing, jewelry, gifts and shoes.

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Princeville Center

Kong Lung Historic Market Center – Kilauea

Stop by the Kong Lung Historic Market Center to find charming ceramics, home goods, jewelry, soap and clothing shops. Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza is a great place to stop in for a delicious latte, healthy lunch or pizza dinner.

This great little shopping village is a particularly good diversion when there is a bit of rain.  The stores are close together and you can sit under an umbrella or the front porch at the Kilauea Bakery and perhaps surf the net with a warm cup o’ jo and some crusty bread.

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Kong Lung Historic Market Center

Ching Young Village – Hanalei

This is a great place for

  • a nice stroll
  • souvenirs, local art, momentos
  • fashionable beach wear
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner, groceries
  • beach gear, surf boards, etc.
  • picking up a ukulele or yarn

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Ching Young Village

Hawaiian Fabrics – Kauai

The best place to find Hawaiian fabric and inspiration for a Hawaiian quilt is in Hawaii.  For sewing enthusiasts or a special souvenir for someone, check out these great sewing shops.  Each place offers a little something different.  Walmart in Lihue also offers a selection of Hawaiian fabrics in the craft department too, but make sure to explore the specialty shops.  The specialty shops tend to have a different fabric grade and more options.

Kapaia Stitchery – Lihue

Discount Fabric Warehouse – Lihue

Vicky’s Fabrics – Kapaa