Updated June 24, 2020.
It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This week it’s coming to you from the most remote inhabited island in the world: Easter Island! What does one eat on this remote, South Pacific island? Find out today!
On the Plane
I was so excited to be heading to Easter Island, I didn’t even mind the kind of unappetizing eggs on the flight! It served its purpose and got us through the 5 hour flight.
And I went back to ask the flight attendants for water so often, one of them offered me little chocolate-covered cookies!
My new favorite food! Empanadas are like a savory turnover or hand pie. They can come with any number of fillings–mostly with queso, which is cheese!
Fresh juice is everywhere on the island! Nothing says “island life” quite like a fresh fruit juice in every color!
Snacks and Desserts
I just can’t help myself–mostly because I don’t want to! I can always have a sweet, no matter where I am. And with all the walking and hiking we did on the island, my body was craving them. And my husband indulged with me!
Breakfast Buffet at Hotel Puku Vai
Our amazing hotel had a fabulous breakfast buffet each morning. Eggs made to order, breads, spreads, avocado, yogurt, coffee, etc.!
They’re not just in Scandanavia! Chileans and Rapa Nui people alike are kind of crazy about huge sandwiches. Take a look!
It would be a trip to the seaside without a whole fish or two, right?
The Flight to the Mainland
And just like that, it was time to begin our journey homeward! Our Latam flight left around 12:30pm, so it was lunch time! There were two options, so Steve and I each got one so you could see both!
The airplane food was decent, but not as good as a fresh empanada! Are you ready for your own food adventure through Easter Island? I encourage it!
For more on planning your own trip, check out What to Know Before You Visit Easter Island! And check out all my posts from this trip on my Chile Page, too!
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3 thoughts on “What to Eat on Easter Island”
Thank you so much for sharing all these! My husband and I will be visiting Easter Island this coming September 2018
You will have so much fun! I hope all my Easter Island posts are helpful for you! The empanadas are definitely the BEST I ever had! 🙌🗿
I cannot wait to try all those Empanadas!!!