9 Sweet Spots to Celebrate National Doughnut Day in Honolulu

Haven’t grabbed a doughnut (or a dozen, #treatyoself) yet? Doughnut worry, we’re bringing you the best places that are sure to satisfy any craving.

1. A Cake Life


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A Cake Life’s array of doughnuts—with gold pearls, sanding sugar and frosting—make it nearly impossible to choose just one. Stop by and grab a box of a dozen chocolate-dipped doughnuts for $30. 

2320 S. King St., (808) 542-0131, acakelife.com


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2. Liliha Bakery

Liliha bakery
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These poi mochi doughnuts ($1.95 each) are giving the bakery’s signature Coco Puffs some stiff—or rather, chewy—competition. The poi is evident when you pull apart the ring-shaped segments to reveal the bright purple dough inside. Right now, the bakery makes more than 3,000 of these doughnuts a day for its two locations.

515 N. Kuakini St., (808) 531-1651; 580 N. Nimitz Highway, (808) 537-2488; lilihabakeryhawaii.com


3. Kamehameha Bakery

Kamehameha bakery dougnuts
Pictured here to the right of Liliha Bakery’s poi mochi doughnuts.
Photo: Steve Czerniak


These chewy doughnuts glazed with a poi-flavored sugar are easily the bakery’s top seller. Soft and fluffy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside, these doughnuts are best eaten fresh out of the oven. We suggest getting there as early as possible; sometimes there’s a line when the bakery opens at 2 a.m.

1284 Kalani St., (808) 845-5831, kamehamehabakeryhi.com


4. Watanabe Bakery

Watanabe Bakery dougnuts
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When we want something a little sweet, Watanabe Bakery’s tiny doughnuts are a must. The mini matcha-topped doughnuts, which has a deep forest shade and a distinct matcha taste, are only 50 cents each. 

2065 S. Beretania St., (808) 946-1074


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5. Piggy Smalls


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Love doughnuts but also ice cream? Well, now you can have the best of both worlds in one dish. Sister to The Pig & The Lady, Piggy Smalls offers a jelly doughnut soft serve: doughnut-infused frozen custard, the weekly jelly selection and sprinkles for $8. Stop by today and grab a Smalls IC Sammy, its version of an ice cream profiterole, only available for National Doughnut Day.

Ward Village, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 665, (808) 777-3588, thepigandthelady.com/piggysmalls


6. Dukes Lane Market & Eatery

Duke's Lane doughnuts
Photo: Steve Czerniak


We heard buzz about these from week one, and when we tasted them, we swooned. Liliko‘i butter mochi doughnuts, maple bacon doughnuts and the like are fried fresh daily at the onsite bakery, but only at 6, 7 and 8 a.m. Selection varies each day, and prices range from $1.25 to $1.50 each. 

2255 Kūhiō Ave., (808) 923-5692, dukeslanehawaii.com


7. Donut King

Donut King
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Head to Donut King for bacon maple doughnuts ($3.45), honey-glazed doughnut holes ($1.65) or your old-fashioned doughnuts ($1.65) that are sure to satisfy any craving. 

2919 Kapi‘olani Blvd., donutkinghawaii.com


8. Baked Fit Hawaiʻi

Baked Fit Hawaii
Baked Fit Hawai‘i doughnuts, far right.
Photo: Steve Czerniak


Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a healthy doughnut. Baked Fit Hawaiʻi sells low-glycemic-index doughnuts with whey protein and stevia in a rainbow of flavors. Try the sweet potato, haupia and pumpkin cheesecake flavors as well as strawberry and blueberry cheesecake. Head over today for a buy two, get one free special.

815 Waimanu S., Kaka‘ako Fitness, (808) 888-4180, bakedfithawaii.com


9. Mr. Donut’s & Bakery

Mr. Donuts Bakery
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Named best yeast doughnut in Best of Honolulu 2016, Mr. Donut’s doughnuts are moist, springy and finger-licking sweet. Order one signature doughnut for $3 or a dozen donut holes for $2.50. 

134 S. Hotel St., (808) 545-2961