Dining & Shopping

UPDATED INFO FOR APRIL 2020
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Some grocery stores offer delivery, which we encourage you to utilize whenever possible in an effort to uphold safe social distancing measures. Grocery pick-up (which involves ordering your items in advance, online) is another good alternative to in-store shopping, though risks of exposure must be considered when you determine appropriate means of transportation. To that end, approved EWC student drivers are eligible to check-out EWC vehicles to pick up pre-ordered groceries for fellow residents.

If you are on the approved driver’s list and are interested in making grocery pick-up runs for members of the community, please fill out this FORM. Education Program staff will follow up with you to reserve a vehicle and provide suggestions on how to organize your trip(s). One of our approved driver student participants, Billy Wolff, has already generously offered to schedule a couple of grocery runs per week to pick up food for other residents. Please contact him directly for scheduling information: wwolff@hawaii.edu.

Grocery delivery and pick-up resources

Here is information on two popular nearby stores that offer delivery or pick-up services. We encourage you to contact any other stores you may normally shop at to inquire about similar services. Note that all food/item deliveries are to be received outside of the EWC Housing Buildings.

· Safeway: Google and Apple both have apps; it is called “Safeway Delivery & Pick Up.”

Here are instructions for the desktop site, www.safeway.com:

1)      Create an account and sign in

2)      Change the store (put in 96817)

3)      Select Delivery or Pick up

4)      Select the 1234 Beretania Street option – it is the closest one

· Down to Earth: Offers curbside pick-up and delivery for their nearby location of 2525 S. King St. See their website for more info: https://www.downtoearth.org/

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Farmer’s Market pick-up resources

· MA‘O Organic Farms delivers to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscribers once a week on Thursday afternoons at Saunders Hall on the UH Manoa campus. This is close/within walking distance for EWC building residents. The boxes provide enough veggies for 2-3 students each week (students can self-organize and split boxes if interested). Boxes contain salad mixes, cooking greens, sometimes fruit and other interesting veggies. Proceeds help send students from the Wai‘anae Coast to college. Read more and sign up here: https://www.maoorganicfarms.org/csa_program

· Kahumana Organic Farm will deliver boxes to drop-off sites around town and source from a local farm. See:  https://csa.farmigo.com/join/kahumanaorganicfarm/csa?fbclid=IwAR0iH-WOlpkC6BCqbL8SA0onZUXQN6xOQeRcSCumFlArPZ4QeLEF6SjdFys

· Oahu Fresh delivers a bag of fresh fruits and veggies to you and has convenient drop-off locations.  http://www.oahufresh.com/about/

· Farmers Markets – check this site for farmers markets that are operating on a scaled back/drive-through basis: Your Farmers’ Market is now a drive-thru

· Keo and Alex (the farmers who sell their produce on UHM campus) are starting a delivery service: https://keoandalex.com/.

·Go Farm Hawai‘i is a resource site that includes information on the many local CSA and farmer’s markets in Hawai‘i (you can filter to just Oahu). Includes updated information regarding COVID-19. https://gofarmhawaii.org/find-your-farmer/

Restaurant takeout and delivery resources

· Support Local Restaurants through takeout and delivery. These links provide lists of restaurants providing “to go pick up” and/or “delivery”:  Food-a-Go-Go and Hawaii Grinds@Home

· Find out what’s open in Hawai‘i at Support808.com (https://ksskradio.iheart.com/featured/support-808/)

DINING

List of Places to Eat ON CAMPUS (Doc)
List of all restaurants, cafes and lunch wagons on campus (usually serving lunch only). Campus Center and Paradise Palms feature “food courts” which offer a variety of different foods or vendors. Also check out Mānoa Dining Services official site.

List of Restaurants to Eat OFF CAMPUS (Doc)
List of many restaurants and bars on the island of Oahu with different recipes from different countries.

Muslim Resource Guide for Honolulu (Doc)
This guide provides maps and information for local Halal restaurants and markets.

Restaurant Delivery Services
Ordering in? No car? Services that deliver food include:
Grub Hub
Bite Squad
Uber Eats

GROCERY SHOPPING

There are a number of groceries and drug stores near UH Mānoa, and several within walking distance. You should be able to find most of your household needs at these stores.

Don Quijote (Website)
801 Kaheka St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 973-4800
Specializes in Asian food. In-store bank and pharmacy.

Asian Grocery
1319 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 593-8440
Asian and Southeast Asian product. Closed Sundays.

Down to Earth Natural Foods & Lifestyle (Website)
2525 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 947-7678
Organic produce and vegetarian/vegan products.

Foodland
2939 Harding Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-6303
Groceries

Longs Drugs (Website)
2750 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 988-2151
Groceries and in-store pharmacy

Kapahulu Shopping Center (website)
830-900 Kapahulu Avenue,
Honolulu, HI 96816
Easily accessible by bus 13 from University of Hawaiʻi

Mānoa Marketplace (website)
2851 East Mānoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Within walking distance of the East-West Center, this complex includes grocery stores (Safeway), pharmacies (Longs Drug), banks, post office, dry cleaning, workout facilities, and gift shops as well as medical and dental offices and financial services. There is also a wide array of restaurants and food establishments, from quick service to sit-down. A farmers market, selling fresh produce and other local products, is located across from the post office. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 7am-11am. Cash only.

Market City Shopping Center (website)
2919 Kapiʻolani Blvd,
Honolulu, HI 96826
Restaurants, groceries, drug store, and more.
Easily accessible by bus 13 from University of Hawaiʻi

Nijiya Market
1009 University Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 979-8977
Groceries and Japanese products

Safeway (Website)
2855 E. Mānoa Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 988-2058
Safeway is one of the main grocery store chains on the island and there are two locations that are close to the East-West Center.

Safeway Club Card Members receive considerable discounts on certain weekly sale items. In order to take advantage of this program, you will need to enter your club card number at checkout. The membership number is the same as the Lincoln Hall main number: 808-944-7816.


Times
 
(Website)
3221 Wai‘alae Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-5050
Groceries

Wal-Mart (Website)
700 Ke‘eaumoku St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 955-8441
Groceries, household needs, and in-store pharmacy

Whole Foods Kakaʻako
388 Kamakee Street
HonoluluHI 96814
(808) 379-1800
Organic produce and more. Discount for Amazon Prime members

Farmers Markets

Campus Farmers Market (website)
Located on the first floor of the UH Campus Center, this farmers market sells produce from local growers every Tuesday & Friday, from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC) Farmers Market (website)
4303 Diamond Head Road
Parking Lot C
Bus ] Routes #3, 22, 58
Large and very popular outdoor farmers market featuring produce, flower and food vendors. Open on Saturdays from 7:30-11am (tip:  go early to beat the crowds) and on Tuesdays from 4-7pm.

Blaisdell Farmers Market
777 Ward Avenue
Located on concert hall lawn (King & Ward) unless event happening, where it moves to the arena parking lot (Kapiʻolani & Ward)
Wednesdays, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Shopping Malls & Other

Ala Moana Shopping Center (Website)
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 955-9517
Ala Moana Shopping Center is one of the biggest shopping centers on Oahu. For more information and a directory visit the website. You can reach the shopping center by taking TheBus route A.

Kahala Mall (Website)
4211 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96816
(808) 732-7736
Kahala Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Kāhala, Honolulu on the East Side of the island of Oahu. In addition to its service as a major shopping center, Kahala Mall also serves as a key stop on a number of TheBus routes.

Waikele Premium Outlets (Website)
94-790 Lumiaina Street
Waipahu, Hawaiʻi 96797
(808) 676-5656
Waikele Premium Outlets is located 30 minutes from Honolulu and is the only outlet center on the island. Features 50 designer and brand name outlet stores including Calvin Klein, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and more.

Ward Village
An up and coming modern Kakaʻako development with over 150 shops for dining, entertainment, community events, parks, and local vendors and products. Click here for an interactive map.

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (Website)
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 486-6704
It is an outdoor market, featuring hundreds of vendors, crafters,  artists from all over the world, a true melting pot of Aloha.  At the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, you can find discounts on a wide selection of high-quality products from clothing, accessories, Hawaiian souvenirs, pre-packaged ethnic foods, fine jewelry and vintage antiques.

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