Where To Buy Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies In Honolulu

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If you are trying to figure out the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Honolulu this post will surely help you out. There are plenty of great shops selling sweets around town and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

We will start off with the best ice cream shops in your area. Anyone that is searching for vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights has plenty of options to choose from.

Up next we will get into local bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will niche down and get into donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.

Following that we will discuss some healthy dessert options in Honolulu like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Our last section will be about restaurants known for must have desserts in your area.

Towards the end you will find our IceCreamCakesN’Cookies map towards the end that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. And all of you are welcome to look through our other posts on Maui if you will also be heading that way.

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

When you want to eat the best ice cream in Honolulu or some healthier frozen yogurt try:

Lappert’s Hawaii is a locally owned ice cream parlor noted for its signature flavor Kauai Pie as well as freshly roasted coffee and baked items.

Wing is a cozy ice cream parlor that serves handcrafted offerings in a variety of classic and exotic flavors in addition to shaved ice.

Magnolia ice cream is made with care to provide you with the fruits of many summers. Mango, avocado, coconut, purple yam, and other tropical fruit tastes are blended into a delightful, creamy ice cream. Mahalo-halo, a Filipino-style upside down shaved ice dessert, is also available.

Cherry On Top is a frozen yogurt shop with a wide selection of yogurts and sorbets in both standard and unusual flavors.

Bakeries In Your Area

These bakeries should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:

Since 1950 Liliha has been a bakery and cafe noted for its breakfasts, comfort foods, and coco puffs.

The unique poi-glazed doughnuts and ensemadas of Kamehameha Bakery are well-known and they also make some of the best donuts, malasadas, and fritters in town.

Patisserie La Palme D’Or offers Japanese-inspired French pastries and desserts, as well as specialty teas and coffees.

Since 1952 Leonard’s Bakery has been a local favorite for malasadas, breads, pastries, and other delights.

Ice cream and baked items like cake bombs and malasadas are also available at Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery. Some of you may not know what malasadas are, if so they are a Portuguese donut that taste great.

Local Donut Shops

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Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops near you:

Purvé Donut Stop is a unique spot that makes some of the best made-to-order donuts in your area.

Kamehameha Bakery and Leonards Bakery both have a wide option of donuts too.

Where To Buy Cupcakes

There are some really good cupcake shops around town:

Cake Works is a bakery and outdoor cafe specializing in custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, macarons, and other sweets.

Honu Bakery is known for their cakes, cupcakes, freshly baked breads, flavored beverages, and espresso drinks.

Candy Stores Near You

These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:

Gummies, sours, licorice, chocolates, Li Hing Mui, and more are available in Carousel Candyland in addition to freshly popped popcorn in a variety of tastes.

Dylan’s Candy Bar has over 7,000 confections in stock including an unrivaled collection of candies and candy-related gifts from all over the world.

Wholesale Unlimited Express is a warehouse-based retailer that sells a wide range of Hawaiian snacks, gifts, and party favors.

Crack Seed Store is a family-owned business that specializes in crack seed, a popular preserved fruit delicacy.

See’s Candies from our chocolate shops list is another place you might want to check out.

Chocolate & Fudge Shops

Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:

Choco le’a is a local gourmet chocolate shop that specializes in handcrafted dark chocolate truffles and new product development.

See’s Candies sells exquisite candies and chocolates handcrafted in the United States. You can make your own custom mixed box of chocolates and candies at their candy counter which includes boxed chocolates, truffles, nuts and chews, lollipops, and sugar-free confectionery.

Gluten Free Bakeries

Pu’uwai Aloha Bakery at 1670 Lusitana Street is a gluten-free and neighborhood kitchen in Oahu that specializes in traditional baked products and take-out meals. Specialty cakes and catering are available on request.


Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:

Andy’s Sandwiches and Smoothies serves breakfast, freshly baked sandwiches, vegetarian snacks, and juices.

Cold-pressed juice, plant-based soft serve, and power-packed shots are all available at Pressed Juicery.

Their dairy-free, plant-based soft serve is composed entirely of genuine fruit, veggies, and nuts with no artificial colors, binders, or preservatives.

Bluetree Cafe Kapiolani is a health-conscious coffee and juice bar offering a vegan snack menu, bowls, and cleansing programs.

HiBlend Health Bar & Cafe is a hip family-run coffee business that specializes in organic bowls, salads, and sandwiches plus they have some of the best smoothies and juices in town.

Local Restaurants With Great Desserts

Lastly, these restaurants are known for their must have desserts in Honolulu:

La Tour Cafe is a bright, modern eatery with a European-inspired menu of sandwiches and flatbreads that is known to have great desserts including macaroons.

Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar is a sophisticated establishment that serves Japanese fusion fare and there honey toast is one of the best desserts in your area.

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Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies & Cakes In Honolulu

For now that is all we have to share but check back in because we plan to update this post often. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area you should be ready to find your next sweet indulgence.

Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Honolulu.

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