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Foodie Friday: Travel Edition 5!

Before all of the travel restrictions and quarantine measures, I traveled to Florida for my cousin’s wedding. The first thing my dad said to me when he was done giving me a welcome-home-hug was “I’ve got a place we’ve got to try for your food blog.” I was beyond excited to know that not only […]

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Closed Temporarily

At the Marine Gift Shop, keeping our customers, vendors, volunteers, & staff safe is always top priority. We understand this is a situation none of us could have prepared for. At this time the MGS has made the important decision to close its doors temporarily until it is safe to reopen. As uncertain as these […]

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Foodie Friday: Taco Maria

Piled high, street tacos on homemade corn tortillas?? Yes please! The Taco Maria menu is short and specialized. Street tacos, quesadillas, and some classic Mexican sides and desserts are all you’ll find it. They pay close attention to the flavor profiles and preparation styles so the Mexican inspiration is honored and shines on each plate. […]

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Foodie Friday: Mermaid Bakery

This is so much more than a bakery! In fact, we went because we heard that their fried chicken would make my southern grandmother proud. Goodness did it ever. The treat that truly put them on the map is their Hawaiian Donuts (aka Malasada). They have a variety of flavors: plain, caramel, beni imo, cinnamon, […]

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Food Drive

Have you seen on Facebook that the Marine Gift Shop is working together with other sister organizations on island to help AWWA’s support of a food drive on island.  All organizations are working together to help connect and contribute to those in need on island during this time. While local schools are closed there is […]

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Foodie Friday: Acaiya

I was sad to learn that this adorable gem had closed last year…but then ecstatic to when I learned new management had opened it up again! It’s location is perfect for summer time at Araha Beach. Go catch some rays in the morning then drop by here for cool, refreshing flavors at lunch before calling […]

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Hai Sai by the Marine Gift Shop

Have you heard about the Hai Sai box?! The Marine Gift Shop started this fun program last year- and it’s been a HUGE hit!! We are excited to have it back again – Currently you can purchase a small or large Hai Sai box online: http://store.marinegiftshop.org  There are limited quantities – so act fast, if you’re […]

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March Vendors at the Marine Gift Shop

We’re excited to announce that the following vendors will be hosting a pop-up at The Marine Gift Shop in March, stay tuned to Facebook and the Vendor’s pages for highlighted items while in the shop. Kyoko Art: March 5-7 Kyoko’s  paintings feature bright contrasting colors and precise animator’s lines. Each of her paintings reveals bright and […]

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Foodie Friday: BB Coffee

Some days are made for tasty food and sweet tea served at island pace so you can soak in the sea-side serenity. The day we went to BB was one of those days. Pale blue skies for as far as our eyes could see and every song they played in the background relaxed us more […]

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Foodie Friday: Hanahou

Hanahou was not my original intended destination on this particular Foodie Friday adventure. I was to meet a friend at another nearby cafe for lunch but the island life caught us. We arrived at the original destination 30 minutes before their posted midday closing and they had already closed! We laughed it off because this […]

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