We've given you our take on the best spam musubis, best cocktails, and best food trucks...but we think it's time for a sweeter take on some of the best foods on Maui. Living on Maui, it's always time to share something sweet, whether for a special celebration, potluck with ohana and friends, or a treat on the way home from the beach.
Just in time to get our summer bodies ready for the beach, we're sharing our five favorite donut shops on Maui! From local flavors like calamansi to delectable artisan donuts and malasadas, there is something for everyone.
The Bakery Lahaina
Maui's European Bakery
There are donuts…and then there are fresh Lilikoi Donuts from The Bakery Lahaina. Tart and Sweet, there is nothing more unique to Maui than this! An authentic taste of the island. All of The Bakery Lahaina's items are made from scratch and vary daily, keeping things exciting for locals. Come early for the best selection, or give them a call in advance if you have your heart set on something specific.
Brioche Artisanal Donuts
Open Saturdays Only
When you think of Hawaii, you probably think about delicious Hawaiian food, kalua pig, POG, spam musubis, rice, sushi, etc. But until you've had Donut Dynamite, you haven't had it all, and you especially haven't had a real Maui donut! Made with aloha, their handcrafted artisanal brioche donuts are one-of-a-kind.
Whether for breakfast with coffee, an afternoon snack break, or dinner dessert, there is no shortage of delicious options at Donut Dynamite. The culinary masterminds at Donut Dynamite specialize in innovating new flavors made from scratch using fresh ingredients found on the island of Maui. Each donut is freshly prepared with love and care to offer you some of the best-tasting donuts on the planet!
So next time you visit our beautiful island home, stop by Donut Dynamite and try one of their flavors like Calamansi Ginger Mint, Oreo Cookie, Banana Coco Butterscotch, Strawberry Rose Malasada Ice Cream Sandwich™, and more!
Home Maid Bakery
Home of the Crispy Manju
Open Daily 5 am-8 pm
Maui's Best Since 1960, Home Maid Bakery is a full-service bakery providing the Maui community with everything from Maui Sweet Dinner Rolls to their local favorite Chantilly Cakes and malasadas!
The bakery's philosophy has always been simple yet sound, "Provide the best tasting products using the highest quality of raw ingredients with no added preservatives at the best possible price."
Home Maid Bakery is known as the "Home of the Crispy Manju," but they are also widely known for their delectable array of fresh pastries, such as doughnuts, turnovers, and Danish and cream-filled pastries.
Crema at Marlow
Inside Marlow Restaurant
Mon-Sat 7am-2pm & Sun 8am-1pm
Crema Maui, a boutique espresso bar, serves up some of the most delicious donuts, pastries, and coffee on the slopes of Haleakala. Located in Pukalani, owner Andrea Riggins and partner Asher Boyle only launched the spot in September, and it's already generated quite the delicious buzz! Their donuts are made fresh, in-house, and by a local chef. Filled with flavor, delicious local ingredients, and paired with the cool breeze of Upcountry Maui, this is one of our favorites.
Crema Maui is always sure to brighten any upcountry day, whether it's an excellent cup of coffee, homemade donut, great company (or great pizza from the restaurant).
Mon - Sun, 6am - 10pm
Ask anyone in Hawaii about Zippy's Restaurants, and you will hear real stories about cherished memories and the iconic Zippy's food that helped celebrate it all. Among the delicious lunchtime specials, Zippy's is home to the classic Napoleon's Bakery, an iconic bakery known for its glazed yeast donuts, long johns, donut holes, flaky glazed donuts, and more.