You really haven't tasted true Hawaii until you've gone to Leonard's for freshly fried malasadas. The Portugese brought these delightful donuts along with thousands of Portugese immigrants to work on cattle ranches and sugar plantations in the late 19th century. However, malasadas didn't become popular until the mid-1950's when Leonard's open it's bakery doors for fresh malasadas on Kapahulu Avenue.
Leonard's heavenly malasadas are always fried to a perfect crispyness on the outside, yet still leaving it moist and warm on the inside. At 66 cents each, it's not hard to eat at least three. They taste best when you eat them right out of the box...so make sure you eat them off the hood of your car in the parking lot. Enjoy!
933 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
*Although Leonard's is a bakery, don't bother buying the other stuff, especially their faded 90's t-shirts. They're known for their malasadas and that's about it. My brother and I tried their "Liliha Bakery" style cream puffs...but I suggest making the drive out to Liliha's for their famous cocopuffs.