68.8 F
Amy Fujimotohttps://alohawithlove.com
I grew up in Hawaii and when I'm not traveling the islands, I write down my Mom's recipes, hike with Daisy the waddling rescue, work on my 200+ gallon aquaponics system, and dream about my future van conversion so I can do some more traveling.

Comment below so we can discuss!

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click these links to buy something I may earn a commission with no additional cost to you. This helps keep Aloha With Love running, thank you! Learn More.

If you’re on Maui, make sure you stop at Home Maid Bakery early. It’s one of those places where I stop and pick up some goodies before flying back to Oahu. Happy eating!

Aloha with love,

Manju. Malasadas. Mochi.  The 3 “M”s…Mmmmm… If you’ve never heard of these, you are in for a treat!  Home Maid Bakery is one of those places the locals go before flying back to their own island. Known as the “home of the crispy manju,” look forward to amazing fillings like peach, pineapple and sweet azuki bean (my personal fav!). The manju make a perfect souvenir to bring back home if you’re looking for something different. They’ll last the plane ride home and be a huge hit for your family and friends.

Maui must eat: mochi from Home Maid Bakery.

Assorted mochi from Home Maid Bakery | Courtesy of Kevin W.

Another top seller is the mochi. You can find mochi at most grocery stores in the bakery section anywhere in Hawaii, but the best mochi are found at specialized bakeries who have perfected their art for generations. There isn’t just one type of mochi either. Some are soft on the outside with a sweet filling, while others have a chewy bread texture with the flavor mixed in.  With different fillings and flavors, you may have to just try them all!

One of my favorite Maui must eat from Home Maid Bakery are their malasadas!
A fresh malasada from Home Maid Bakery | Courtesy of Kevin W.

Finally, we have the malasada. Malasadas are a local favorite in Hawaii and it’s always so difficult to choose the best one. But Home Maid Bakery’s malasadas are pretty close to perfection. These are made fresh for you and you have your choice of the original or cream-filled malasadas. It doesn’t really matter which one you choose, I’m sure you’ll love whichever one you gorge down!

Local tip: Mochi and malasadas aren’t the best choice to bring back as they need to be eaten fresh, so save these snacks as a special something just for you when you’re in Hawaii. I personally always buy manju for my grandparents.  These keep well, go great as their breakfast with coffee and are gentle on their sensitive teeth.

1005 Lower Main St, Wailuku, HI 96793
5 AM – 9 PM
(808) 244-7015

A HUGE MAHALO goes out to Elite Yelper Kevin W. who was kind enough to let me use his photos at Home Maid Bakery.  Check out his “LIVE TO EAT” journey and follow him here!

Coty from Exploration Hawaii has even more recommendations for you at Home Maid Bakery. Make sure you also check out the Exploration Hawaii site as its been featured plenty of times in other publications.


The Best Things To Do In Maui: 30+ Activities In Maui For Families

Family activities in Maui are not difficult to find. There are so many things to do in Maui that are family and kid-friendly, you'll run out of time before you finish your Maui bucketlist. The reason why Maui is so...

A Guide To Snorkeling in Maui And The Best Snorkeling Spots

If you're looking to snorkel in Maui, you've chosen the right island. Maui has some of the best snorkel spots in Maui packed with turtles, fish, and coral. Below I've listed some of my favorite snorkel spots in Maui...

The Best Places To Visit In Maui: 20+ Bucketlist Locations

Maui is a magical place filled with small and lively towns, waterfalls, hikes, and excellent snorkeling opportunities. You won't run out of things to do in Maui, but there are some places that you should not miss. Here's a...

Down To Earth Is Hawaii’s Version Of Whole Foods

Down To Earth is a neat store in Hawaii with a Whole Foods vibe and plenty of local goods. It's fun to explore if you're looking for made in Hawaii snacks that you can bring home as souvenirs. It's...

Spinners Cafe For Breakfast Or Brunch In Waianae

Before doing the Pink Pillbox Hike, my friend and I decided to satisfy our hunger at Spinners Cafe located in the parking lot of Waianae Harbor. It's a strange place to have a restaurant - right in the middle...

Eat Pie At Ted’s Bakery At Sunset Beach

Feel like some pie at the beach? Why not? 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...

Real. Local. Non-touristy.

My emails will make you smile!

I'm all about living life in Hawaii with passion, honesty, and respect. So if you like legal hikes, authentic experiences, and a kind and humble personality, I'm your local girl!

You'll love reading my fun and down-to-earth emails from a local perspective. I'll send you my personal tips, travel suggestions, and DIY project ideas that are perfect for Hawaii living.

Sign up below and you'll be added to my email list!

Aloha with love, Amy

Maui Must Eat: Home Maid Bakery