Hawaii Mom Blog: Foodland Farms Pearl City - Grand Opening Today!




October 30, 2019

Foodland Farms Pearl City - Grand Opening Today!

I grew up in Pearl City, and Foodland was one of the grocery stories I frequented with my family.   It was bittersweet when news of the closure was announced, but the opening of Foodland Farms Pearl City at the Pearl City Gateway Center today at 10am is sure to please the community.

The poke station will offer Foodland Farms Pearl City-exclusive pokes!
I had a chance to preview the new 45,000-square-foot store, which offers not only groceries, but also an okazuya, a burrito station, exclusive poke selections, and even a bar so you can hang out with pals and watch the game!

The Pau Hana Bar is complete with TVs and specialty cocktails, and is poised to become a gathering spot for the local community to eat great food, have a beer, or catch up with friends. In other words "eat, drink, talk story" as the Pau Hana employees' t-shirts say.
Bumper-to-Bumper Bloody Mary

Monkey Bar '54

The Class Reunion

Spicy Sambal Manila Clams

Chicken Skin

Korean Chicken Sandwich

"Bi Bim Bap" Fried Rice

Smoked meat Pizza

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Malaysian Sticky Short Ribs

A few of the other new offerings from a press release:
• Oh, for the love of okazuya! The bygone, beloved takeout lunch shops you remember from small kid time – complete with all of their tasty local-style grinds you miss and still crave – return to your life again exclusively at our in-store okazuya. Pack your takeout box lunch with delicious a la carte favorites like nori chicken, shoyu pork, corned beef hash patties, shrimp or vegetable tempura, chicken nishime, goya chanpuru, assorted musubi, inari sushi, chow funn, Japanese hamburger steak and lots more. 
• Wrapped-with-everything-you-want burritos. Chicken al pastor with cilantro lime rice, kimchee, salsa verde and kochujang aioli. Pork adobo with stewed black beans, fresh jalapeno, pickled red onion, salsa roja and – because there’s no such thing as too much adobo flavor – adobo aioli. Our burrito station team will wrap everything you want in a warm tortilla and send you off satisfied. And trust us, with over 30 burrito-ready ingredients to select from, you WILL be satisfied! 
• Self-serve hot and cold local favorites and international eats. Love the hot and cold self-serve options at Foodland Farms Ala Moana? We’re debuting a similar spread in Pearl City with an exclusive menu of daily-changing take-home-and-eat eats. Grab a takeout box and fill it with everything from kalua pig and cabbage, pastele and Hawaiian poi stew, pineapple Brussels sprouts, and new fall items, including cranberry forbidden rice. At the cold bar you’ll find taegu-kimchee somen salad, Puerto Rican-style quinoa and gandules rice, and more. If you’re craving it, we’ve got it.
• Fresh-baked pizza. We’ll be serving up mouthwatering handmade, oven-baked, Naples-style thin-crust pizza all day. Go for a slice or take home the whole pie. Try the Margherita, Truffle Mushroom, Five Cheese or Farmer’s Favorite, to name just a few of the signature pizzas on our menu! 
• HI Steaks. You read that right. Pearl City finally gets its very-own HI Steaks location, open all day, every day, with local-style sirloin plates, ginger shoyu barbecue chicken, garlic shrimp, sirloin burgers, steak saimin, steak sandwiches and salads, ‘ono sides and more. Plus, all the varieties of smoked meat you want, served up by the pound or on a loaded plate lunch. Yay, meat. 
• Got your eats? Now grab a seat. Because at some point you may need to just sit down, relax and get to devouring everything you bought that you were ‘ono for, your new Pearl City store has a sizable seating and dining area to spread out your eats and get to the grinds. 
• Calabash Meal Kits. Foodland’s popular collection of easy-to-cook, mix-and-match meal kits with all the fresh ingredients – from meats and vegetables, to noodles, rice, sauces and more – and step-by-step guidance you need to cook a tasty restaurant-quality meal at home in a half-hour or less makes its Pearl City debut.   
• Catering to you. Our culinary team will assure you’re the hero of your next get together, first birthday lū‘au, after-soccer picnic, yakudoshi, family reunion, office gathering or any event, with a full menu of chef-prepared dishes spanning the gamut of Hawaii-favorite grinds and more. 
• Foodland to You. Anything and everything you want from Foodland Farms Pearl City is just a click away with our exclusive online shopping service. Ordering is simple at www.shop.foodland.com. Shop from any device for all your groceries and catering, then we’ll shop for you!  Our team grabs everything you want and readies your selections. Then you choose either curbside pickup from the store (we’ve got convenient quick-pickup parking stalls right in front of the store) or delivery to your home. 

The new store will also offer include complimentary Wi-Fi and one-hour storefront parking.

You can even purchase exclusive totes!

As a former Pearl City resident, I absolutely love this new Foodland Farms and how much it has been tailored to the community!

Foodland Farms Pearl City welcomes customers to its grand opening belssing at 9:45am today, with doors opening at 10am.

Opening festivities and special offers include:
  • Free samples, giveaways, special in-store savings and more on opening day, October 30.
  • A free, limited-edition Foodland Farms Pearl City “Eat Your Heart Out Pearl City” canvas bag with any purchase of $100 or more, while supplies last, October 30 - November 5.
  • Enter to win a $500 Foodland gift card, October 30 - November 5.
  • Receive 10 HawaiianMiles for every $1 spent on a Hawaiian Airlines gift card, November 2.
  • Receive 200 bonus HawaiianMiles when redeeming one Maika‘i My Rewards certificate, November 2.
  • Enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles when redeeming one Maika‘i My Rewards certificate, or purchasing a Hawaiian Airlines gift card, or entering online at Foodland.com/pearlcity-hawaiian, November 2.
Foodland Farms Pearl City
Pearl City Gateway Center
1150 Kuala Street
5 a.m. to 12 midnight daily
(808) 453-4509.

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