We don't know about you, but every time we need it, we seem to have run out of freeze-dried poi.... And then what do you do? Neither supermarket in our little town carries it. Fortunately, we know about Hilo Hattie no, not the Hawaiian entertainer who was particularly popular in the 50s and 60s, but the store that bears her name.
In addition to Hawaiian clothing, jewelry, and videos, Hilo Hatties sells fresh tropical fruit, chocolates, coconut syrup, guava jam, papaya seed dressing, macadamia nut oil, haupia (coconut pudding) mix, dried fruits, dried seaweed, dried (but soft) cuttlefish, macadamia nuts (our particular weakness), kona coffee, the occasionally elusive freeze-dried poi, and many other island specialties some
products by themselves and others dressed up in gift baskets.
And remember, Ochef.com receives a commission on everything you purchase from Hilo Hatties (not just food, but muu muus, silk leis, place mats, etc.) through links on this page and elsewhere on our site. So not only can you stock up on Hawaiian essentials, you help keep our chefs fed, and happy, and eager to answer your cooking questions.