Ted’s Bakery On Oahu’s North Shore Has Amazing Chocolate Haupia Pies

We ate three slices!

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Update: Ted’s Bakery announced in May 2022 that they’re closing their wholesale operations. That means you won’t be able to get their pies at grocery stores anymore. Guess that makes the North Shore even more special!

Ted’s Bakery has that hole-in-the-wall feel to it, but only because it’s a small standalone building that most people don’t notice when they drive by. It’s easy to miss, but if you do find it and take some time to check it out, you’ll find that both inside and outside will be crowded. In addition to baked goods, Ted’s Bakery also sells plate lunches, but what they’re really famous for are their pies. In particular, their chocolate haupia is probably their most well-known pie.

I hope you get a taste!

Aloha with love,

Ted’s Bakery
59-024 Kamehameha Highway
Haleiwa, HI 96712

Why locals love Ted’s Bakery’s chocolate haupia pie

When I go to a family party/potluck/gathering, I’m pretty confident that Ted’s Bakery’s chocolate haupia pie will make a showing. It’s a frequent visitor to many a party and it’s a flavor that everyone recognizes. There are other bakeries that make chocolate haupia pie; it’s a common combination in Hawaii. But Ted’s Bakery (at least in my perspective) is synonymous with chocolate haupia.

The pie has a thick layer of chocolate pudding on the bottom followed by an equally thick layer of haupia pudding – a coconut pudding that you’ll probably get to taste at a luau dinner or touristy restaurant. If you’re not into coconut, no worries, there are plenty of other flavors for you to try out. But you may want to give it a try anyway – I’ve had a few friends who dislike coconut fall in love with haupia’s flavor. Haupia is made with coconut milk instead of coconut flakes, which I think is what most people don’t care for.

Standing in line at Ted's Bakery.
Standing in line at Ted’s Bakery.

Inside Ted’s Bakery

Inside Ted’s Bakery, there’s just enough room for a few people to stand in line. Don’t worry though – most people are doing the grab-n-go so the queue moves quick. There’s a decent selection for you to slobber over, but if you’re short on time, money, or stomach space, just go for the pies for a quick taste. They come in whole pies and by the slice depending on how much you feel like eating.

Local Tip: If you don’t have enough time to stop at Ted’s Bakery, make a stop at and Safeway. There’s almost always a few Ted Bakery pies, including their signature chocolate haupia pie.

Just another bakery on the side of the road.
It’s just another bakery on the side of the road. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!

Outside Ted’s Bakery

Outside of Ted’s Bakery is a large tent with lots of seating. Grab a seat in the shade as quick as you can especially near the lunch hour. The parking lot is small, so if you can nab a spot consider yourself lucky. I usually end up parking across the street on the side of the road. If there’s no seating, one idea is to order takeout and drive next door to Sunset Beach, which usually has some parking available either in the parking lot or right up against the sand. Find a place to sit and enjoy the view with a slice of pie!

More things to do near Ted’s Bakery

  • The Beach Bum’s Guide To Beaches On Oahu
  • 20+ Things To Do In Oahu’s North Shore: The Best Of North Shore
  • Eating Brunch Outdoors At Farm To Barn Cafe And Juicery In Haleiwa
  • Eating Spicy Garlic Shrimp At Fumi’s Is My Aunty’s Favorite
  • Easy North Shore Hikes Without Feeling The Burn
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