3 Best Places to get a Sweet Treat on Oahu

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Today I’m writing to you from the beautiful city of Honolulu, Hawaii which is on the island of Oahu. One last hoorah before college starts back up in about 2 weeks. Usually I don’t let myself have too many desserts, but I’m on vacation! TREAT YO SELF. (Is that still cool to say?) Anyway, indulging once in a while is completely okay. Below, I’ve compiled the 3 best places on Oahu to grab a sweet treat.


1. Anahulu’s

Strawberry, Lime, and Blue Hawaiian Flavored Shaved Ice

Haleiwa, Hawaii

Located in the well-known North Shore area of Hawaii, Anahulu’s is the perfect spot to grab a quick, cold shaved ice after swimming at the beaches nearby. Anahulu’s has fun flavors like mango, passionfruit, lychee, kiwi, and guava just to name a few. Along with endless combinations of flavors, you can also order add ins like a scoop of vanilla ice or drizzle condensed milk over the top to truly customize your order.

I ordered a small cup of shaved ice and kept it simple with strawberry, lime, and blue Hawaiian syrup.

This popular, little restaurant can be crowed during the day so if you want to avoid the crowds, consider going around 5 PM, about an hour before they close.

Also, if you’re looking for those blue-ish pink angel wings in Hawaii, look no further! The wall next to Anahulu’s is home to the famous angel wings created by Collette Miller which is a part of her Global Angel Wings Project!

  • Atmosphere: 9/10
  • Food:8/10
  • Presentation:8/10
  • Service:10/10
  • Overall Rating: 9/10

2. Liliha Bakery

Famous Coco Puffs from Liliha Bakery

Honolulu, Hawaii

Liliha Bakery is a bakery on the outskirts of downtown Honolulu and has been in business since 1950. Inside it is a cute little bakery in the front and restaurant in the back. Though I didn’t stay and wait at the restaurant I did but some delectably delicious pastries to take with me. They have almost any pastry you could want, but they’re famous for their coco puffs! No, not the chocolaty cereal. These coco puffs are filled with cream and topped off with smooth, rich chocolate (or cream and green tea) frosting. It’s making my mouth water just writing about it!! This treat is enough to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

  • Atmosphere: 8/10
  • Food:10/10
  • Presentation:10/10
  • Service:9/10
  • Overall Rating: 9/10

3. Dole Plantation

Dole Whip

Pineapples at Dole Plantation

Wahiawa, Hawaii

I can’t speak for other countries, but if you live in the United States you’ve probably heard or seen Dole products at grocery store. There are Dole bananas, Dole pineapples, Dole canned pineapples, Dole fruit cups, and well you get the point. Popular brand. On the island of Oahu though Dole has a plantation and it’s a huge tourist attraction! When I went there I took a train tour of the plantation (they grow more than just pineapples believe it or not), walked around the gardens, watched a pineapple cutting demonstration.

However, my favorite thing about going to the plantation was trying their famous Dole Whip. Dole whip is a pineapple flavored soft serve dessert (think frozen yogurt consistency). The whip also comes in other flavors too like strawberry and mango, but I decided to go with the classic pineapple flavor. The whip was smooth, tasty, and healthy too! I’ve never tried Dole whip before going to their plantation and I thought the dessert had just the right amount of sweetness and creaminess.

  • Atmosphere: 8/10
  • Food:7/10
  • Presentation:8/10
  • Service:8/10
  • Overall Rating: 8/10

Mahalo to all of you for reading these tips, and tell me about all the yummy places you’ve eaten at on your travels.

P.S. Mahalo means “thank you” in Hawaiian:)


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Hi there! I'm Niva--foodie, college student, amateur cook, aspiring doctor, sister, girlfriend, and friend. Come join me on my journey as I fend for myself in college and learn how to cook!

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