Frequently Asked Questions

A recipe for success.


Question: Wait, what is this?
Answer: Great question! Calabash is a meal kit designed to make dinnertime simpler, quicker and easier. After a long day of work, it’s often a challenge to decide what to eat, how to make it and where to get it. Calabash offers all the items you need for delicious dinners with pre-prepped and pre-measured ingredients for an at-home meal that’s easy and fun to prepare and can be made in under 30 minutes. If you can cook rice, you can Calabash.

Question: Where can I get Calabash meal kits?
Answer: We’re launching our meal kits at Foodland Farms Ala Moana and can be found in the cold case in the produce section. Depending on customer interest, we’ll consider trying Calabash at other locations.

Question: Do I need to buy a main and a side together? Can I just buy one?
Answer: Buy whatever you’d like! That’s the genius of Calabash (if we do say so ourselves). If you have salad fixings at home, you may just grab a main. If you have leftover steak, grab a side or two to complement. Mix and match your meal kits to serve your needs.

Question: How many people does each kit feed?
Answer: Two adults. If you’re seriously kanacking, you may need more. If you eat like a bird, you’ll have leftovers.

Question: What is a calabash?
Answer: In Hawaii, a calabash refers to a carved wooden bowl or gourd used to store or serve food. The simple calabash bowl, sitting on Hawai‘i dinner tables for centuries, is a symbol of nourishment and bringing people and cultures together.

Question: Are ingredients in the kit from Hawaii?
Answer: We source fresh, locally grown products whenever possible to support our local farmers and producers here in Hawaii. All sauces and prepped goods are created by the in-house team of chefs at Foodland. By supporting Calabash, you’re supporting local farms and Hawaii’s economy.

Question: How long does a kit last once I take it home?
Answer: Each kit has a “use-by” date on it, so be sure to keep track of that information. Most kits will stay fresh in your refrigerator for about 5 days.

Question: Do kits come with a side of rice?
Answer: Most kits don’t include rice (though some sides are rice based). So if you want a scoop or two on the side, we recommend starting the rice cooker before you start your Calabash kit.

Question: Can I get my Calabash meal kit delivered to my house?
Answer: Yes you can! Using our signature Foodland To You service you can order all the Calabash meal kits you’d like delivered to your door in the metro Honolulu area.