7 Best Doughnut Shops in Hawaii!

Whether it’s for breakfast with a steaming hot cup of coffee or as a mid-day sugary pick-me-up, doughnuts always hit the spot. And in Hawaii, you can taste doughnuts unlike any that you’ll find elsewhere in the world as the flavors draw influences from the foods on the island as well as the islands’ history. In Hawaii’s doughnut shops, you’ll find doughnuts flavored with purple taro, Portuguese doughnuts, and even doughnuts with bacon. Here are our favorites. 

Leonard’s Bakery, Honolulu, HI

Serving traditional Portuguese doughnuts since 1952, Leonard’s is loved by all generations. At Leonard’s, order malasadas, which are Portuguese doughnuts without a hole. These can be topped with sugar, cinnamon sugar, or li hing, and filled with custard, chocolate, or coconut. Yum! Monthly flavors also provide a twist on the traditional. Leonard’s also has a food truck which you can find in the Waikele Shopping Center in Waipahu! 

Kamehameha Bakery Inc., Honolulu, HI

Kamehameha Bakery certainly offers a tasty doughnut treat that you’ll probably only be able to try in Hawaii: the poi glazed doughnut. Poi is a special flavored sugar that Kamehameha Bakery uses to create the glaze for their warm doughnuts. Opening at 3 a.m., you’ll definitely want to wake up early (or stay up late) to purchase a bag of these amazing doughnuts or their specialty malasadas while they’re hot.

Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery, Honolulu, HI

Open Wednesday to Sunday, Pipeline Bake Shop and Creamery is definitely worth adding to any itinerary when in Honolulu. They bake delicious malasadas, cake bombs, and scones fresh daily and offer weekly specials that will have you coming back for more. Other delicious treats include ice cream, pies, and bars. But the best thing on their menu is the single stack, which is an iced coffee with a malasada on top!

Komoda T Store & Bakery, Makawao, HI

This business has been around for over 100 years and is known throughout Hawaii for serving delicious baked goods. What sets them apart from other bakeries selling doughnuts and other treats are their doughnuts on a stick. At Komoda T, you’ll see numerous baked treats behind their glass counters, but be sure to order the stick doughnuts as these are possibly their current top seller. And stick doughnuts have a reasonable under $2 price tag for a great deal of food! 

Liliha Bakery, Honolulu, HI

Liliha Bakery is both a diner and a bakery, offering incredible puff pastries, pancakes, and flavorful poi doughnuts. The poi doughnuts here have a central hole and are deep fried to perfection. Poi doughnuts come in plain and glazed. You definitely need to order a dozen to go!

Kilani Bakery, Wahiawa, HI

Kilani Bakery sells a wide array of baked goods, so this is a perfect stop if you are looking for something sweet to please everyone in the family. In addition to cakes, chocolatey brownies, pies, and cupcakes, Kilani Bakery serves doughnuts and the popular Portuguese-Hawaiian treat, malasadas.

Mr. Donut's & Bakery, Honolulu, HI

The stand-out at Mr. Donut's & Bakery is their simple glazed doughnuts as they are warm, light, and perfectly done. Other flavors include chocolate topped, maple frosted, peanut butter, sprinkles, and nuts.

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