Specialty shops and farmers markets throughout the Pacific region of the USA offer an enticing selection of locally made artisanal products.
Purchase the items to go, or look for them featured on menus in Oregon, California and Hawaii.
Start Your Day with Coffee
Start with coffee, locally roasted throughout the region. Small-batch roasters such as Coava in Portland, Oregon, operate coffee bars and retail boutiques where guests can purchase coffee by the cup or bag. On Hawaii’s Big Island, farmers grow Kona coffee plants in rich volcanic soil. Hand-picked Kona beans and aromatic cups of brew are available from roadside stands and in restaurants.
Bags of the freshest coffee beans in the Pacific
Locally Made Specialty Items
For snacking, specialty shops sell oil pressed from California olives, locally made salumi and cheeses crafted at local farmsteads. These pair well with crusty sourdough bread, made from scratch at San Francisco bakeries.
Don’t Forget Dessert
For a sweet ending, nibble macadamia nut shortbread in Hawaii and then buy more to take away as a vacation gift. Or, look for artisan chocolatiers throughout the region. Some of the fare will include craft truffles and other candies with unexpected add-ins, such as bacon bits and chilies.
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