There are a number of great grocery stores in Hilo, Hawaii. Some of my favorites include: KTA, Island Naturals and Safeway. Each have their own specialties, so you might have to visit all of them to get the most ono food.
Island Naturals Market & Deli
Island Naturals Hilo Store is located Kilauea Avenue at the Old Hilo Shopping Center. It is the place to go for what else but natural, organic food grown and made here in Hawaii. They are the best place to get organic and natural food on the Big Island. They are a great place if you are vegan or vegetarian
Island Naturals Hilo Store Location
1221 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 935-5533
Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Hilo Safeway Store
The Hilo Safeway Store is located on Maka’ala street right next to the Hilo Target. It is the place to go if you want one of the widest selections of mainland food.
Hilo Safeway Store Location
381 East Maka’ala St.
Hilo, HI 96720
Open every day from 6 AM to 12 midnight
Cost-U-Less is the place to go in Hilo if you want bulk amounts of food and groceries in Hilo without having to drive to Costco in Kona. It is located next to the Hilo Lanes Bowling alley on Kinoole Street.
715 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720
Cost-U-Less Store Hours
Monday to Friday: 9am to 7:30pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Sack N Save
Sack N Save of Hilo is where to go if you want to save money by bagging your own groceries. They are smaller than some of the other grocery stores in Hilo, but they have a good selection of food and produce. They also make great pokes.
Sack N Save Hilo Location
2100 Kanoelehua Ave, #A1, Hilo, HI 96720
Manono Mini Mart
The Manono Mini Mart of Hilo was also known as Freddies. They are smaller than the other hilo grocery stories, but a lot of us like them because they sell one of the best pastrami sandwiches in Hilo.
Manono Mini Mart Hilo Location
454 Manono St
Hilo, HI 96720
KTA Super Stores of Hilo
There are two KTA Stores in Hilo. The biggest is located on Puainako Street across from Firestone and the Prince Kuhio Plaza. KTA stocks the widest selection of local and Hawaiian food like poke, poi, sashimi, mochi, punaluu sweat bread, spam musubi and much more. KTA has an excellent seafood section with fresh poke made daily and great bakery section with a lot of local desserts like haupia, kulolo and various other tasty treats.
KTA Stores Location
50 E Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
Hilo Farmers Market
The Hilo Farmers Market is not a grocery store, per se, but it has a wide selection of food and produce and if you go near closing time, sometimes you can get a big discount when vendors want to unload their produce rather than haul it back to their farms. They may not be the biggest farmer’s market but they are one of the original farmers markets in Hawaii and they are one of the best according to a number of travel magazines and travel guides.
Hilo Farmers Market Location
Mamo St & Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720