Upon entering Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop, you’ll find yourself surrounded by glass cases of sweet pastries, shelves full of bread loaves and rolls, and wicker baskets loaded with small cakes. Back in the kitchen, chefs cook up fresh Portuguese donuts—malassadas—to-order, adorning each batch with a dusting of cane sugar. They also bake up decadent wedding cakes in flavors such as traditional vanilla cream and tropical lilikoi, each topped with buttercream frosting infused with ingredients such as raspberry or royal rum.
A glimmering frozen yogurt sign beams down from the front window of Island Yogurt, alerting passerby of the creamy treats that await them therein. Inside the brightly lit shop, self-serve yogurt machines churn out more than a dozen different flavors of yogurt, from creamy chocolate to tangy fresh mint to sweet cheesecake. A lengthy counter of self-serve toppings sweeps across the opposite side of the room, lined with containers of crunchy cereal, fresh fruit, and colorful candies.
With Flavor of Hawaii Culinary Adventures, tourists and locals can experience the culture and unique flavors of Hawaii at the same time. Its walking tour explores a variety of restaurants in Kailua or Waikiki, allowing diners to sample different dishes and interact with an award-winning chef. While walking between restaurants, tour-takers can savor the flavors of dishes such as fried rice, malasadas, haupia-glazed bread pudding, and fresh ahi poke.
Cuisine Type: Dessert and savory crepes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 1?5
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Offering: Banana Jamma, Oreo Funk, turkey pesto
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Aloha Crepes serves dessert all day. Of course, it's in the form of a crepe, so the light treat seems somehow appropriate for breakfast, even if you order the Aloha crepe?loaded with Nutella, a sauce of sour cream and brown sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. For something more savory, crepes can be stuffed with portobello mushrooms or grilled chicken or made into pizza-like envelopes that, with the correct postage, the US Postal Service will deliver. For a lighter dessert option, Aloha Snowflakes promise a treat that's part ice cream, part shaved ice with the consistency of frozen cotton candy. Snow ice comes in a variety of flavors made from fresh fruits, juices, and extracts with added milk.
The Wetzel name wasn’t always a source of pride. As a kid, Rick Wetzel grew accustomed to hearing, “Hey Wetzel, you pretzel!” on the playground. But the teasing inspired a quest for the tastiest soft pretzel, one that eventually blossomed into Wetzel’s Pretzels. After years in Nestle’s marketing department, Rick and coworker Bill Phelps channeled Rick’s soft-pretzel recipe into a chain of shops. They make hand-rolled, oven-baked pretzels that sit for only 30 minutes before being sold or chucked, an example that might be in the dictionary under "fresh," if Babe Ruth using his bat as a pool cue weren't already there. And though the buttered and salted Wetzel’s Original still occupies a spot on the menu, a flurry of imaginative flavors fills its other slots, from Sinful Cinnamon to Jalaroni, a cheesy pretzel scattered with pepperoni and jalapeños.