Paradise Multimedia's Hawaiian Food & 1st Luau Since 1996, we ship freshly made Hawaiian Food from Hawaii to the mainland.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the food fresh?

As fresh as can be! The reason to choose 1stluau is because we cook the food AFTER you order. Unlike our competition, our delicious food products are never sitting in the freezer awaiting purchase.

Can I make substitutions for package deal items?

Absolutely! Substitutions are commonly made for poi, as some people do not require the amount included in the Package Deals. Feel free to interchange the following items: Poi, any of our Kalua Meats and Lomi Salmon. Please note that our Kalua Meats and Lomi Salmon are available in 14 oz. or 5 lb. increments. Choose any combinations of Lau Lau variation. For example: 10 Chicken Lau Lau can be changed to 4 Pork Lau Lau and 6 Vegetable Lau Lau. When ordering, simply pick the luau package deal that suits your needs and in the COMMENTS section include something like:

Instead of 11 lb. of Poi please send:
1 lb. of Poi
5 lb. of Kalua Turkey
5 lb. of Lomi Salmon

How do I prepare the food I have ordered?

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Can I pay by check or money order?

No... However we do accept any major credit or debit card. You may also pay via your PayPal account.

When should I place my order?

Now! It is not uncommon for orders to be placed months in advanced. The earlier you place an order, the better.

When will I receive my order?

Today's Hawaiian food orders ship Tuesday 12/07/21 or any later available ship date. Frozen food ships via UPS Tuesdays and arrives chilled [no longer frozen] on Thursdays. We require 5 days to prepare your order, so please order by Wednesday for orders to ship out the following Tuesday.

You may enter later shipping dates. Due to our production schedule, we only ship on Mondays or Tuesdays.

What is the lead time required to place an order?

First, give us as much notice as possible. It is not uncommon for orders to be placed months in advance. Our cooking and shipping department requires four working days' notice from shipping date. Due to our production schedule, we only ship on Tuesday.

How do I know the shipping cost?

Use the web site and add products to your shopping cart. Click View Shipping Charges link in the shopping cart.

Will UPS leave my package if I am not home?

Whether or not UPS will leave your package, is solely up to the discretion of the UPS driver. If the drop off location is in a 'safe' area, then the UPS driver will leave at your doorstep. However, if the UPS driver has had any issues in the past regarding stolen or missing packages, he/she probably will not take the chance and leave your package. You can safely assume if other packages have been left for you in the past, that this one will also be left for you. Please note that we do not issue credits for packages that had an attempted delivery on the expected delivery date.

Why is the shipping cost so high?

Shipping costs are not marked up. We use the UPS internet shipping calculator to calculate freight costs. Costs of shipping are determined by: charges by UPS, foam insulated cooler at $35 each (some orders require several) and market cost of gel pack ice.

I live on the East Coast - can I buy a luau?

We ship anywhere in the US. Wherever you are, we can send our food to your doorstep!

Do you offer bulk rates to distributors or restaurants?

Yes, distributors, hotels and restaurants, please contact us via email or phone for bulk order rates.

Frequently asked questions about ordering Hawaiian food.

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