Explore Kauai Made while learning about local culture

By Hawaii.com Team

Passion Fruit Wasabi Mustard from Aunty Lilikoi. Photo: Kauai Made®

Looking for Hawaiian made products? Look no further than Kauaʻi Made for authentic items made by local artisans. With a wide variety of unique items made on Kaua’i, you’ll find the perfect memento or gift to take home all the while supporting the Kaua’i local economy. The County of Kauaʻi has made finding quality Hawaiian products easy by connecting visitors with artisans and businesses located on the Garden Isle.

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Hawaiian Sea Salt from Salty Wahine. Photo: Kauai Made®

Explore Kauaʻi Made products from small businesses and artists around the island while learning more about local culture. Speak with artists who represent Kauaʻi, not a corporate brand, and get a feel for the local culture while supporting the local economy. Here’s a taste of three local small businesses and the products they create for Kauaʻi Made.

Tropical Flowers Express

The Poipu from Tropical Flowers Express. Photo: Kauai Made®

Say it with flowers from the Garden Island. Kauaʻi is the oldest and most remote island in the Hawaiian island chain, with record amounts of rainfall. Located upcountry, Tropical Flowers Express grows flowers as unique as the island itself. Over 25 years ago, Johnny and Theresa Gordines were inspired by a neighbor to raise tropical flowers, and today they ship beautiful tropical bouquets straight to your front door.

“Tropical Flowers Express is unique in that we are not a store front,” said owner John Gordines. “All our flowers are harvested fresh from our farm to your door. We ship to the United States in two business days, so our flowers couldn’t be fresher than if you picked them yourself!”


Salsa from Verde. Photo: Kauai Made®

Verde Restaurant celebrates the essence of local food and vibrant community by supporting local farmers and food producers.

“Verde Restaurant is a New Mexican restaurant using red and green chilies and incorporating local flavors for an island-flare,” said owner Maris Manzano. “We aim to provide a healthier Mexican food by using 100% grass-fed Makaweli Kauaʻi beef, antibiotic-free and hormone-free chicken and pork. A local favorite is the Seared Rare Ahi Tacos. It’s just one of a kind – once you try it, you’ll agree!”

Aloha Fresh Macadamias

Rosemary Garlic Salt macadamias from Aloha Fresh Macadamias. Photo: Kauai Made®

Aloha Fresh Macadamias began in 2011 with a vision of sustainability for Hawaiʻi. Their macadamias are prepared by hand in small batches on the island of Kauaʻi, and seasoned with natural ingredients from local and/or certified organic sources. They are grown on Hawaiʻi Island using sustainable energy and no pesticides.

“We love utilizing the natural abundance of the Hawaiian Islands, and feel blessed to support our family in this way. “We use as much local and organic that we can, and I roast every batch myself in a small commercial kitchen in Kapaa. My husband and our friends help us deliver to stores all over Kapaa, and we also ship to other islands and the mainland. We aim to have the most delicious and highest quality flavored mac nut on the market!”” said owner Katie Young.

Find all these products and more at Kauaimade.net.

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