20 cheap eats for under $20 on Oahu
Finding authentic food at cheap prices in Oahu requires a little exploration and a touch of daring.
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Meals( Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times / December 5, 2013 )
Diamond Head Market & Grill
Price: Sandwiches about $6
Five minutes from Waikiki, you'll find one-stop shopping at Kelvin Ro's Diamond Head Market & Grill. It's a great place to pick up a picnic lunch. Choose among gourmet takeout, healthful plate lunches, deli foods or fresh-from-the-oven blueberry and cream-cheese scones ($2.40). Among the terrific sandwiches are grilled portabello ($5.25) and turkey with cranberry chutney ($6.50). Ro says, "My real job is as an instructor at a culinary college," but part of his job is making some of Hawaii's traditional foods more healthful.
We loved . . . the scones, the portabellos, the gourmet boxed sandwiches and salads.
We didn't love. . . that the only seating available was in the sun, so eating on-site wasn't very pleasant.
Diamond Head Market & Grill: 3158 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu; (808) 732-0077, www.diamondheadmarket.com.