My husband and I are currently on holiday in the paradise island of Oahu, Hawaii - and we stumbled upon this glorious, funky little eaterie thanks to Trip Advisor! The Waialua Bakery is tucked away in the corner of a scrubby car park that serves Malama Market. We've parked there twice now with no problems. I'm a real 'sniffy Brit' when it comes to eating out abroad, and I confess to being a bit put off by the ramshackle appearance of road side snack bars that litter the whole of the island. Wobbly, handwritten signs make me cringe, and I usually steer clear of them for fear that that they may indicate poor food standards - but I was persuaded to try this little eaterie, and I'm so glad I did!
They bake their own bread and rolls and the flavours are delicious: from herb and parmesan to jalapeno - both if which I've tried. The fillings are divine and although they incude some of our favourites like turkey and cranberry and tuna mayo - it's the delicious extras that turn these innocent sounding lunchables into feasts: think sprouted beans, the tastiest of dressings and the most generous helpings of veggies! The iced lemon tea worked a treat in temperatures of 85F!
There are some scrummy cookies on offer and I was standing next to a lady who ordered a fantastic ice-cream sandwich, served between two of these cookies!!!! What a way to end a lunch! I was quite satisfied with my sandwich!
We shared our table with a little green lizard that amused us by scampering around licking up crumbs - and I'm surprised at myself for even being able to say this without cringing! This is Hawaii, not the UK - and the attitude to food areas is very, very different - not least because of the very lay-back culture that epitomises the whole way of life.
The Waialua Bakery is a superb place to buy and eat the very best fresh produce, and I'm really hoping we can fit in another trip before we head home!
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