Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop - Glorified Grandma Cooking
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop serves your Grandma’s best dishes, spruced up a bit with gourmet local ingredients. Come for a classic breakfast, fresh lunch, or filling dinner -- and get a pie to go with it. The pie slices are good enough that no one will judge you, even if it’s early morning.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop serves gourmet comfort food in a relaxed plantation atmosphere. Come for a filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner — and get a slice of pie no matter what time of day it is.

The menu at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop features many of Grandma’s specialties, which have been spruce up with fresh local ingredients. Choose from a classic waffle or pancake (of course with maple syrup) for breakfast, or get a sandwich, salad or burger if it’s later in the day. The Seared Ahi Sandwich is a particular favorite, as is the Lahaina Hot Dog.

Whatever you order, make sure to get a pie to go with it. Chocolate Haupia Pie and Peanut Butter Pie are always available by the slice. Alternatively, you might be lucky enough o find Banana Cream, Chocolate Mac Nut, Olowalu lime, Pineapple Mac Nut, or Coconut Cream available.

Also worth getting is the Monkey Bread, which is housemade potato bread, cinnamon, and sweet cream frosting. No one will judge you if your meal is simply this and a slice of pie.

The prices at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop are reasonable and the atmosphere pleasant. Get an appetizing entree and add on a full pie (or less) without breaking the bank. Also, when dining, you’ll be in a classic Hawaiian plantation setting.

Any restaurant where the menu is half-full of pies will certainly be good. Come here for a meal or just dessert, and you won’t leave hungry. Make sure to bring Grandma so she doesn’t have to cook.

A few of our menu favorites at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop are:

Chocolate Haupia Pie
Eat dessert first. Hawaiian coconut pudding (haupia) and chocolate combine for a rich tropical treat, making this one of the most popular pies on the menu of Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop.

Waffles with Maple Syrup
Fresh-made waffles topped with eggs, meat, and maple syrup. This is a working person’s meal that’s absolutely delicious.

Seared Ahi Tuna
Ahi tuna is popular with rice as sashimi, but putting it on grilled rye bread brings out a slightly different flavor. Add avocado, caramelized onion, Jarlsberg cheese, basic, pesto, and garlic aioli for a loaded sandwich that’d make even Dagwood proud.

Lahaina Dog
Upgrade the humble hotdog with a housemade potato bun, Maui gold pineapple chutney, and poha berry mustard. No other ballpark-served dog will taste quite as good.

Monkey Bread
Potato bread dough, cinnamon, and cream cheese frosting. This is perfect for all the little monkeys in your group, and the big ones will also want some.

Pineapple Mac Nut Pie
Eat dessert last too. Hawaii’s known for pineapple and macadamia nuts and this eatery is known for pies. The pairing is obvious and extremely good.

Insider Tip:
The pies at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop are good enough that you’ll want to take one home too. Call ahead when you get into town and order one, then stop by for a meal in a few days. The kitchen just needs a 3-day heads up to make sure your 9-inch pie is ready to go.