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Hawaii Has a “Sweet-Tooth”
Hawaii Has a “Sweet-Tooth”
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Hawaii Has a “Sweet-Tooth”

As diverse as Hawaii’s food is, local desserts are no different. On every island and in every neighborhood, you can find the most unique and delicious sweets that have residents and visitors coming back to their favorite dessert spots time and time again.


Ted’s Bakery: Known for its Original Chocolate Haupia Pie, which is well worth the drive to Sunset Beach on the North Shore.

Liliha Bakery: A favorite of late-night diners and fans of its famous Coco Puffs, this Kalihi bakery is open 24-hours, six days a week.

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts: Come for the ice cream and sorbet, stay for the mochi ice cream. This gourmet ice cream wrapped in sweetened rice confection is available in 20 flavors and a special flavor of the month.


Tasaka Guri Guri: The strawberry and pineapple guri guri ice cream to die for. This hole-in-the-wall institution is a “must stop” for visitors and locals in Kahului.

Home Maid Bakery: “Home of the Crispy Manju” and a whole lot more from pastries to doughnuts and turnovers. Its second location, Home Maid Bakery & Deli is conveniently located up the road from Kahului Airport.


Kauai Bakery: Located in Lihue, drop by for the guava chiffon cake, regular or cream-filled malasadas, cinnamon rolls, and “killer” apple turnovers.

Hanalima Baking: Specialty items include its famous Butter Cookies, banana bread and pumpkin crunch. The daily menu boasts breads made fresh daily with no preservatives, as well as the delicious Crab and Pizza rolls.

Hawaii’s Big Island

Tex Drive-In: This landmark on the Honokaa-Hamakua coastline quickly became famous for its malasadas, selling nearly 70,000 a month. Aside from the regular malasadas, they offer some filled with a variety of fruit, Bavarian cream or chocolate delight.

Two Ladies’ Kitchen: A visit to Hilo would not be complete without stopping for Two Ladies’ strawberry mochi, consisting of a huge strawberry and azuki bean filling in soft mochi rice. They also offer 20 different assortments of mochi in various shapes, colors, and flavors. 808-961-4766

Hilo Bay Fudge & Gifts: In the mood for homemade fudge and ice cream? You can’t go wrong here, where ice cream flavors come in mango-lychee, macadamia nut, and Hilo coffee to name a few. 808-961-1600

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