I've been reading through the boards here in preparation for an upcoming trip to Kauai later this month, but feel like I could still use some help. I would love the opinions of some locals or Kauai frequenters on low key, cheaper eats to try. I'm sure there must been some great off the beaten path options! Found lots of info for some nicer dinner recs, but still looking for more on local dines.
We will be spending 5 days each in Poipu and Hanalei, so not as interested in the Kapaa/Lihui areas. Any input would be welcome, including specific dish recommendations if you have a favorite. Also, we will have the option to cook where we are staying and will probably do that several times since it is something we love to do, so recs on shopping are also a plus!
Here are some things already on my radar to avoid repetition:
Koloa fish and farmers markets
Duanes Ono Char Burger
Kiluea Fish market
Red Hot Mamas
Thanks in advance for any recommendations!