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6 Hawaii bakeries you haven't visited yet but should



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A box of cream puffs and long johns from T. Komoda Store & Bakery in Makawao, on Maui

There’s no shortage of bakeries across Hawaii, serving everything from exotic Japanese cake rolls to old-fashioned apple pies to extravagant modern desserts.

There are old-time neighborhood bakeries like Kamehameha Bakery in Kalihi on Oahu that sells some of the best—and inexpensive—glazed donuts around. Or donut shops like Regal Bakery—three locations on Oahu—with its creative donuts, including a popular maple-bacon yeast donut and its version of the layered (and trademarked) Cronuts invented by James Beard-nominated pastry chef Dominique Ansel in New York City. There are ethnic bakeries, French patisseries and the hole-in-the-wall shops that sell their own unique desserts.

There really is something for everyone with a sweet tooth.

So much so, in fact, that we decided to pull together a list of our 6 Favorite Hawaii Bakeries You Might Not Have Visited Yet But Should. Our list spans the Islands from downtown Hilo to Lihue, Kauai, and points in between.

Haven’t had dessert yet today? Get that sweet tooth sated with these 6 great Hawaii bakeries.


• Deluxe Pastry Shop
45-1042 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu, (808) 247-4235

Deluxe Pastry has an unusual assortment of pies—and we mean that in a good way—and, arguably, the best cream-filled Long Johns on Oahu. Custard pie lovers will also be in heaven here, as the bakery makes several different versions of the pie including apple, coconut and a unique lemon custard with a spongy cake and a tart lemon cream. Check out next-door neighbor Kaneohe Bakery, too, which also has a solid collection of pies and pastries.


• T. Komoda Store & Bakery
3674 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, Maui, (808) 572-7261

This old-time bakery in Upcountry Maui first opened as a neighborhood general store in 1916. When it moved to its current location across the avenue in the ‘40s, it began selling baked goods, too.  Though still a general store, T. Komoda is more famous these days for those baked goods and pastries—in particular, its cream puffs, long johns and glazed donut sticks—and popular with residents and visitors.

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