Where To Find The Best Malasadas On Maui

March 01, 2024

Where To Find The Best Malasadas on Maui?

Mmm, malasadas. These fried doughy delights are Hawaii’s favorite sweet treat. Malasadas were introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in the 19th century. However, it wasn’t until the 1950s, when the famed Leonard’s Bakery started selling the sugary pastries, that malasadas became popular outside Hawaii’s Portuguese community. Today, malasadas can be found at bakeries around the state and many of the best malasadas are found on Maui.

Read on to discover the top places to find malasadas on Maui.

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Home Maid Bakery

Home Maid Bakery has been open on Maui for over 60 years! Since this full-service bakery opened its doors in 1960, it’s been providing Maui with delectable local delights like mochi, mandu, and malasadas, of course. Home Maid Bakery’s philosophy is straightforward: “provide the best tasting products using the highest quality of raw ingredients with no added preservatives at the best possible price.” Seeing how Home Maid Bakery serves fresh, hand-made malasadas for only $1.25 a piece, we think they embody their philosophy pretty dang well.

1005 Lower Main St, Wailuku.
5 am to 8 pm daily.


Sugar Beach Bake Shop

Sugar Beach Bake Shop is an extension of Ululani’s Shave Ice, and it’s safe to say they have the art of baking down pat. From 6 am to 10 am, Sugar Beach Bake Shop fries up piping hot, made-to-order malasadas alongside a medley of other baked goods. Original, cinnamon sugar, and cream-filled malasadas are available, but adventurous eaters gravitate to the li hing mui malasadas. These bad boys are coated in sugar and li hing mui powder, a Chinese dried plum powder that is popular in the islands.

61 S Kihei Rd, Kihei.
6 am to 2 pm – Monday through Saturday


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Donut Dynamite

Donut Dynamite in Wailuku is Maui’s go-to for craft donuts. This female-owned donut shop serves a dizzying array of unique donuts made with local ingredients— from calamansi ginger mint donuts to blueberry thyme fritters. But, of course, Donut Dynamite is also lauded for their fluffy, delicious malasadas. Staying true to their uniqueness, Donut Dynamite serves filled malasadas with a multitude of flavors, including blood orange cream, pumpkin creme brulee, white chocolate soursop mousse, and allspice bavarian cream— along with traditional sugar-dusted malasadas. For an extra indulgent treat, try the bacon maple malasada ice cream sandwich. Dying for a taste of these creative concoctions? You’ll have to wait for the weekend to get your hands on these delights. Donut Dynamite offers online ordering and Saturday morning pickup.

1246 Lower Main St, Wailuku.
Pre-order only. Pick up between 7 am and 1 pm on Saturdays.


T. Komoda Store & Bakery

T. Komoda Store and Bakery— often referred to by locals as Komodas— is one of Maui’s most iconic bakeries. This Makawao establishment has served the Upcountry community and beyond for over a century, and its modest digs embody the old-school vibe. Komoda is renowned for its fresh malasadas, cream puffs, and stick donuts. Demand is so high that you’ll find a line stretching down the block every morning when the bakery is open. Proprietors Calvin and Betty Shibuya say they sell about 200 malasadas and 400 cream puffs a day, and those numbers were even higher before the pandemic. Komodas usually sells out early, so arrive at or before 7 am for the cream of the crop.

3674 Baldwin Ave, Makawao.
7 am to 3 pm –  Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday
7 am to 2 pm  – Saturday


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Home Maid Cafe

Unrelated to Home Maid Bakery, Home Maid Cafe in Kihei is a hidden gem, if there ever was one. This no-frills mom-and-pop cafe serves phenomenal malasadas— either sugar-coated or cream-filled. Malasadas here are made to order (although the cafe often sells out) and served in batches of three. Home Maid Cafe also serves affordable local-style breakfast and plate lunch.

1280 S Kihei Road, Kihei.
6:30 am to 2 pm – Monday through Saturday


Star Noodle

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Previously headed by Top Chef contestant Sheldon Simeon, this chic, oceanfront noodle house showcases Hawaiian and Asian flavors. However, staying true to Hawaii’s mishmash of cultures, Star Noodle’s dessert menu features our favorite Portuguese treat— malasadas. At Star Noodle, heaping plates of sugar-coated malasadas are accompanied by a tray of dipping sauces— chocolate and Sake caramel— and peanuts.

1285 Front St, Lahaina.
10:30 am to 9 pm Daily


Zippy’s – Napoleon’s Bakery

Zippy’s is a local chain serving island-style comfort food with eateries across the state. Inside each Zippy’s is a Napoleon’s Bakery, which serves excellent malasadas and other baked goods like pies, donuts, and danishes. Malasadas are best when eaten fresh, so you won’t find them sitting around in the bakeries display case. You can order them fresh to-go or while dining in at Zippy’s, every day, all day.

15 Hoʻokele St, Kahului
6 am to 10 pm Daily

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