Hidden in Plain Sight at Kalapawai Market
Today we took an adventure to the windward side and stopped in Kailua to catch a few rays at the beach. Little did we know that our journey would take us to a successful small business that has been in operation since 1932!
Located just a few minutes from Kailua Beach is KALAPAWAI MARKET. This market has been around in Kailua for over 85 years. Families within the community have grown up around Kalapawai Market and continue to support this small, local business. Now, with all the social media, Kalapawai Market has grown to be a MUST-STOP at for tourists passing through.
WHAT DOES KALAPAWAI MARKET SHARE WITH SMALL BUSINESSES?
From just walking into this store, I'm immediately taken back by the amount of unique products that I see! Just walking down the aisle, I saw so many familiar brands and then a few that I've never heard of before!
(The bees are here! Big Island Bees that is!)
(Chamber of Commerce Hawaii member, Hawaiian Chip Company)
(Wash yourself clean with Indigenous Soap)
(A little spice makes everything nice! Right Ka'iulani Spices?)
(Small Business of the Month for May 2018, Lanikai Brewing Company)
(There's always time for for goodies especially from North Shore Goodies)
(These come in handy perfectly throughout the year, cool down with Ono Pops)
(Passion Orange Guava...oh my! Directly from Aloha Snacks and Gifts )
(Have you tried this "Poi Banana Bread" from HI PIE Hawaii yet?)
(We all got cravings, thank goodness Uncles Handmade Ice Cream is around)
So what does Kalapawai Market share with small businesses? A ROOF! They have a huge assortment of small local businesses that showcase their tastes within the store! It's so nice to see local businesses supporting other local businesses!
Be sure to stop in and explore KALAPAWAI MARKET when you get a chance!
306 South Kalaheo Ave.
Kailua, Hi 96734
Tel: (808) 262-4359
Hours of Operation:
DELI HOURS 6:30 AM - 7 PM
STORE HOURS 6 AM - 9 PM