From Portugal to Hawaii, their Malasadas are a MUST for your trip to Oahu.
I must admit, my first experience with Leonard’s Bakery was under the best possible circumstances. It was my first trip to Hawaii, and I was traveling with my husband, sister and three friends. As we were leaving Honolulu, my friend insisted we stop at Leonard’s for road trip sustenance. Never being one to turn down baked treats, of course I agreed. If you are wondering exactly what Malasadas are, their website has the best explanation.
“A malasada is a Portugese doughnut without a hole. We fry generously-sized balls of dough until it’s golden brown on the outside and light & fluffy on the inside.
We started making malasadas as part of the Portugese tradition for Shrove Tuesday back in 1953. Now, we make them continuously everyday. We are Hawaii’s original malasada™ bakery. “
There’s always a line out the door. That means you leave with a box of fresh and hot “donuts without a hole.” I’m no stranger to donuts. I have a substantial amount of comparisons in my culinary experiences. Without a doubt the pieces of sugar heaven that come from Leonard’s Bakery are at the top of my list. As far as road road trip snacks, they are the perfect accompaniment to the breathtaking drive up the coast of Oahu.
Once we arrived at our North Shore destination, our box was empty. Nevertheless, our stomachs and hearts were full and ready for the next adventure.
933 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Daily 5:30am to 7:00pm