Make the most of the local produce while in the Cook Islands. There's citrus and tropical fruits, island chestnuts and garden vegetables in abundance. Seafood features on many restaurant menus and so does coconut as the coconut palms produce a supply of fruit all year round.
Umukai, the national speciality, is a traditional Polynesian feast which involves baking food in an underground oven, and is usually accompanied with traditional entertainment by local people.
A few of the local specialities are:
You'll find all of the above at the market in Avarua.