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webazoid Dec 17th, 2008 12:00 AM

grocery stores in honolulu?
what's a cheap/large grocery store in honolulu? i.e. the equivalent of vons/krogers/ralphs/etc?

bradinhawaii Dec 17th, 2008 01:08 AM

I don't know if there are any "cheap" stores in Hawaii given that everything costs a little more here, but Safeway (national) and Foodland (local chain) are the two big players. Their locations tend to be in the residential shopping centers. In Waikiki and the resort areas, ABC stores are everywhere. They are much smaller and carry basic foods, snacks, sun tan lotions, beach towels, gifts, etc. Enjoy your stay!

suze Dec 17th, 2008 07:07 AM

Are you really in downtown Honolulu or central Waikiki?

In Waikiki, I always use Food Pantry on Kuhio plus the ABC Stores (because I'm on foot and they are close).

chepar Dec 17th, 2008 08:29 AM

If you are located in Waikiki and need something quick and/or are without a car, the ABC stores and Food Pantry will be most convenient. The prices will however, be a bit higher than if you went to a larger grocery store.

The closest regular size supermarket to Waikiki is the Safeway on Kapahulu Avenue, I believe.

Many of the larger supermarkets - Safeway, Times, Foodland - have free "club" cards that you can sign up for to receive sale prices on certain items. Go to the customer service counter and sign up for one when you get to the store.

CHOCOLATE_WATER_ICE Dec 17th, 2008 09:28 AM

I'm terrible with directions.

However, if you have a vehicle there is a big Walmart not too far from Waikiki.

750 Keeaumoku St
Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 942-4089ý

Google it for directions.

It does have lower costs on cosmetics, SPF, etc. I don't remember if it has groceries (meat, veg, eggs). It did have snacks, chocolate macadamias, etc.

The ABC stores have lots of things (at a high cost). And there are a lot of them. Some are a lot larger and nicer than others (and have more things and better variety).

Have a great time in Hawaii.

Marginal Dec 17th, 2008 09:42 AM

costco, walmart

TxTravelPro Dec 17th, 2008 10:13 AM

If you are military/ex-military or have DOD Commissary benefits, head to Hickam. From what I recall, the commissary is outside the installation and much cheaper than anywhere else.

dusty56438 Dec 17th, 2008 01:02 PM

There is a Sam's Club on top of the WalMart mentioned.

There is a second Food Pantry on Hobron Lane if you are staying on the Ala Moana end of Waikiki.

There is a Foodland in Ala Moana Shopping Center if you are staying on the Ala Moana end of Waikiki.

suze Dec 18th, 2008 08:34 AM

I disagree that everything at the ABC Stores has a high cost. I have found them quite reasonable on many items, some items cheaper than the cost at the grocery store.

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