Whether you got a promotion, are celebrating someone’s birthday or you just had a particularly great day, dessert is always a good way to end the day on a positive note. Hawaii is proudly home to many diverse cultures and ways of cooking that enthrall visitors and residents alike. Take a look at these unique places to grab a tasty treat and celebrate Hawaii’s heritage at the same time.
Two Ladies Kitchen (Hawaii)
If you know anything about Japanese food, there is a good chance that you have heard of desserts called mochi and manju. Mochi is a sweet rice cake with a variety of fillings, and manju is made from flour and is usually filled with red bean paste. Two Ladies Kitchen on the big island of Hawaii in the city of Hilo is known by locals and tourists alike for its sweet mochi and manju. The establishment has a score of 4.5 stars on Yelp, and most reviewers seem to crave the strawberry-flavored mochi. Almost every review praises the friendly staff that is willing to go above and beyond for larger orders and the great packaging style the shop uses (every box is adorned with festive ribbon). For more information about Two Ladies Kitchen, check out its Yelp page at https://yelp.com/biz/two-ladies-kitchen-hilo.
Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha (Oahu)
Yes, the name of this next dessert spot, Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha, sounds a bit weird. If you ever have the chance to step inside the establishment, however, you will understand why this place is becoming a Hawaiian institution. Uncle Clay is the star of this shaved ice stop, and almost every one of the 962 reviews of the shop on Yelp, where the House of Pure aloha maintains a five-star rating, mentions his welcoming personality and the great desserts. When in the shop, he always welcomes guests into his Ohana, or family, and usually spares the time for a chat. The shaved ice flavorings are all natural, many of them being created from local ingredients. Besides the fresh flavor, locals also say that Uncle Clay’s Tahitian vanilla ice cream takes these dishes to the next level. To learn more about this shop, and plan a visit, check out http://houseofpurealoha.com/.
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop (Maui)
When looking for the best dessert in Hawaii, it’s hard to ignore Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop on the island of Maui. With more than 1,400 reviews and a 4.5-star rating on Yelp, the food at this restaurant certainly seems to inspire everyone who tastes it. If you are hungry for a complete meal, Leoda’s has tasty burgers, salads and sandwiches, but it’s really the pies everyone travels for. The menu has many sweet pies, such as the seasonal Pineapple-Lemon Tart and Apple Crumb Pie, and also has some more filling options like Savory Mushroom and Savory Corn. Whether you are looking for a quick dessert or a full dining experience, check this shop out at http://leodas.com/.
Hawaii is full of sweet treats for dessert if you know where to look. Hopefully this list has given you some inspiration to explore these islands and see what all there is to taste and enjoy.
This article is presented by BMW of Honolulu, Hawaii.