The Off-The-Beaten-Path Bakery In Hawaii Where You’ll Find The Most Mouthwatering Malasadas
Malasadas — fluffy Portuguese doughnuts without a hole — are wildly popular throughout the Hawaiian Islands. A crispy golden brown exterior gives way to a soft and chewy inside in flavors like cinnamon sugar; some malasadas are even filled with custard, haupia, lilikoi, and guava. And while many argue that Leonard’s Bakery — the shop that made us fall in love with malasadas — is the best, there are countless other bakeries across the islands that do this magnificent treat justice, including this off-the-beaten-path bakery housed in a food truck.
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55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI 96762
Kahuku Address: 56-565 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI 96731
Penny’s Malasadas is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. They are closed Sunday. For more information, visit their website or follow them on Facebook. Then, in the comments below, tell us about your favorite underrated bakeries found across the Hawaiian Islands.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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