When your sweet tooth starts acting up, you just need to skip on over to Home Maid Bakery for a bite to eat. Set in the heart of Wailuku, this amazing bake shop goes all out in creating decadent desserts from all over the globe. Their bright aloha spirit shines through all they do, too, making it a great place to stop by for whenever you’re craving sweets.
They’re well-known as the “Home of the Crispy Manju,” but it’s their malasadas that keep the lines going from open to close. On top of that, they have full-size cakes, pies, shortbread cookies, pastries, donuts, turnovers, and so much more. Their team even makes bread of all kinds, eagerly awaiting the chance to take your meals to the next level.
Every last item in their shop gets made fresh daily using fresh, local ingredients. They never use any preservatives in their goodies, so you had better plan to gobble them up fast after every visit. Since every last item gets made with care, it’s way too difficult to pace yourself anyway. As soon as you get that first bite, you’ll be coming back for more again and again – and you’re not the only one.
Their loyal patrons start lining up for a bite to eat well before they open their doors. And the shop stays busy throughout the rest of the day, often selling out of their most popular items before noon. So, if you want the biggest selection of goods, you’ll need to line up with the other eager patrons at 5 am sharp. Or you can call in your order ahead of time to ensure they’ll have it ready to go when you get there.
Even though they stay more than busy always, every last patron gets to enjoy their bright aloha spirit. Their appreciation for each customer punctuates every visit, letting you know that your support means the world.
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A true local favorite, the Manju offers crisp crunchiness on the outside and luscious filling in the middle. They have many excellent filling options available on the daily, including coconut, apple, pineapple, peanut butter, chocolate, sweet potato, and sweet azuki beans. No matter which flavors you want, you can buy them by the dozen or get five at a time.
When you want to enjoy soft confections absolutely bursting with rich flavor, treat yourself to the Mochi. They make a variety of scrumptious flavors daily, including coconut, bibingka, sweet potato, and peanut butter. They’re sold in fives and by the dozen, depending on which flavor you want.
For deep-fried deliciousness in every single bite, grab a ton of Malasadas to go. They keep batch after batch going all day, ensuring they’re always hot and fresh when you order. Get yours unfilled and covered in sugar – or go with the custard cream-filled ones instead.
In addition to all their baked goods, they proudly serve the community hot lunch each day. From 10 am to 1 pm, they roll out a special menu full of fan favorites, like Hamburger Steak, Fried Mahi Mahi, and Chicken Long Rice. Their menu changes daily, so you never know what you’re going to get. For the inside scoop, you can follow their Facebook page for lunch menu announcements. Once you get your meal, you’ll need to take your food to go because they do not have any seating onsite.
-Since they’re often assisting patrons directly, their phone may go unanswered. So, if you want to order a cake, pie, or other sweet treat in advance, it’s best to stop by and put in your order.
-If you cannot make it into the bakery directly, you can often find their most popular items at Foodland, Safeway, Costco, and other local grocery stores.