Banan is a local, delicious stop for all your dairy-free banana yogurt cravings! With no added sugar and only locally grown bananas, this place will quickly become one of your favorites. They are open daily from 9am to 8pm, but because they are so popular, you should check the website for the most up-to-date times as there may be slight differences between locations. Don’t wait any longer – head over to banan.co today!
2. Liliha Bakery
Liliha Bakery is committed to making their customers happy with only the freshest cakes and pastries, straight from their ovens. They have been doing this since day one, and they haven’t wavered from their commitment. This dedication has resulted in locals and visitors flock to Liliha Bakery when only oven-fresh goods will do. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to stop by Sunday through Thursday 7am to 8pm or Friday/Saturday 7am-9pm! Visit lilihabakery.com for more info!
3. Matcha Cafe
Located closest to you for your dessert cravings, Matcha Cafe Maiko offers an array of delectable desserts that not only tantalize taste buds, but are good for your health too. Who knew such a thing was possible? What’s even better than a guilt-free indulgence? A dessert wine! To top it all off, their website is easy and seamless to navigate so that you can get your sweet fix as soon as possible. Visit matchacafe-maiko.com now or stop at their shop from 11:30 am to 9pm, they have a lot of locations on Oahu.
4. Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery
The Pipeline Bakeshop, located on the North Shore of Oahu, is most widely known for their delectable malasadas (Portuguese donuts). The shop exclusively uses fresh ingredients and even makes their own ice cream base from scratch–so you can trust in receiving a quality dessert. They have an expansive flavor selection that’s bound to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. And during these trying Covid times, they’re open Wednesday and Thursday 8am to 6pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm. Walk-ins or online orders only–no phone orders at this point, please! Closed Monday and Tuesday. For more info, visit pipelinebakeshop.com
5. Purvé Donut Stop
If you’re in the market for delicious and fun donuts, look no further than Purvé Donut Shop. This Hawaii-based purveyor of fresh-to-order treats offers up creations like the “Sunburnt Haole” (a lemon glaze donut topped with li hing mui) and “You’re Killing Me, Smalls” (a s’mores donut with chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers) since 2018. So next time you have a craving for something sweet, make sure to stop by Purvé – you won’t be disappointed! Open Monday to Thursday 6am to 2pm, Friday to Sunday 6am to 5pm or visit in advance their website: purvehawaii.com
6. SugarLina Bakeshop
It can be challenging to find hidden gems, but Sugarlina is worth the extra effort. If Aiea is lucky enough to have you as a visitor, take some time out of your day to go get cupcakes and macarons at Sugarlina. The shop is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-8pm but closed on Monday and Tuesday. You can visit their website for more information: sugarlina.com if you want to check out what mouth watering sweets they have today.
Are you in the mood for some yummy Ube-flavored desserts? Then this is the shop for you! This family owned store won Honolulu’s Best Ube Dessert in 2019 AND 2020. What is Ube you ask? It is a purple yam that originates from the Philippines . Come and try one of their signature dishes, cheesecake featuring this Filipino favorite, or if Cheesecake isn’t your thing they’ve got plenty more options like ube flan, ube crinkles cookies, ube cake, ube soft serve, and an ube roll! They’re open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and on Sunday’s from 9 am to 4 pm. So come check them out at Ubaehawaii.com
8. Wing Ice Cream Parlor
People come from all over the island to get a taste of Wing Ice Cream Parlor’s deliciousness! Are you up for the challenge? Located at Chinatown, come see us on our hours of operation during Covid times (listed below) and let us know if we live up to the hype. We hope to see you soon!
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-8:30pm Friday & Saturday 12 pm-9:30 pm Sunday 12pm-6 pm Monday – Closed. For further details, visit wingicecream.com