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No time to plan? No worries, Foodland Farms has your back.

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Holidays in Hawaii are filled with potlucks galore. With invites flooding in on all your devices, who even has time to plan for it all? No worry beef curry when you forget your cousin Mary’s boyfriend’s great uncle’s hanai sister’s holiday party: Foodland Farms Ala Moana has your back.

Foodland Farms has one of the largest selections of freshly prepared and ready-to-eat grinds under one roof. The best part? You don’t even need to call ahead to pre-order. Just walk in and pick up what you need before heading off to the gathering. Before you consider bringing yet another veggie platter, hit up this list for ideas to wow your friends.

Freshly made pork rinds, $6.99

bag of pork rinds

bag and bowl of pork rinds

Chicharrones or fried pork rinds make for an excellent potluck appetizer because they’re light, loaded with crunch and are perfectly snackable. We go for the salt and vinegar variety, which are made fresh in-store every day, to whet the appetite with a little zing – plus, it keeps things interesting.

Garlic fried chicken, $7.99 per pound

plate of garlic fried chicken

Foodland’s fried chicken is excellent on its own; when it gets tossed it in that sweet, sticky garlic glaze, it’s total flavor overload. The bits of crispy skin on the glistening morsels of chicken are our favorite parts and will leave your friends scraping the container.

Maikai dips ($6.49) with La Tour lavosh ($6.49)

Maikai dips

dip with lavosh bread

What do kim chee, salmon chazuke, spinach, caramelized onion and kamaboko all have in common? They’re all onolicious creamy dips perfect for loading up on just about anything. For serious potluck cache, pair your dips with a box of La Tour’s crispy sesame lavosh flatbread. Our picks include the smoky, sweet caramelized onion and bacon dip and the slightly spicy kim chee dip.

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