Waikiki Travel Guide Part 2 | Gluten-Free

Welcome back! In this blog I will continue to share our honeymoon to Hawaii along with all my gluten-free finds. If this is your first time here, welcome! Red Rose and Honey is a place where readers can find easy to follow gluten-free recipes and travel recommendations, along with other tidbits of my life, like wedding planning and our goldendoodle. Also, be sure to check out my previous blog posts on Hawaii {here and here}.

As I mentioned previous posts, we loved our trip to Hawaii. We felt like we were transported through time to a magical island. The weather was great and we enjoyed every second. There were plenty of gluten-free options in the areas we stayed, but not many of them were advertised on websites or online menus. Hopefully this post helps those of you looking for gluten-free while you plan a Hawaii trip!

When we go on vacation, we try to keep breakfast simple most days. If possible, we will stock up on milk, cereal and bananas if our room has a mini fridge. But, of course that can get a little dull and this was our honeymoon, so we were on the hunt for a good breakfast spot. A few of the mornings we spent in the Honolulu area we went to 24/7 Mac. It is located in the Hilton Hotel. They have a lot of gluten-free options including pancakes and english muffins. I tried their eggs, an english muffin and mochi pancakes. I recommend opting for the half stack of mochi pancakes because they’re huge and super filling!

Tiki’s Grill in Waikiki was a great casual and family friendly restaurant. It is on the larger side, so it can accommodate large groups and strollers. We chose to check out this restaurant for dinner because of the gluten-free menu options and view of Waikiki Beach. Anytime I can dine in a good outdoor seating venue, I’m in! As for the menu itself, not all choices can be prepared gluten-free, but I still felt there were plenty of options to choose from. I went with ribs, but was careful to ask about the side of fries. The fries are not gluten-free as they are cross-contaminated in the fryer. I have to give bonus points for Tiki’s because they offered my favorite prosecco, LaMarca. While we were waiting for our table we saw an actor from Breaking Bad, which quickly became a fun memory from this trip.

For my birthday dinner we made a reservation at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant. It has great rooftop seating with fire pits and a view of Kalakaua Avenue. This was probably one of my favorite meals of the entire trip. Tommy Bahama even offers a separate gluten-free menu. The staff was very aware of gluten-free options and they are able to change some of the meals to make them gluten-free. We started with {the best} guacamole and salsa. Instead of chips, it came with sliced cucumbers. I’m not kidding when I say that this was seriously the best guacamole I’ve ever had. For dinner I went with filet mignon and a mojito – my vacation drink of choice.

Check back soon for Part 3 and all about our time on Maui!
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