Ted’s Bakery – Sunset Beach, HI

by arnold on January 20, 2010

When people talk about Ted’s Bakery, they’re usually talking about one thing: chocolate haupia pie. I’ve had Ted’s famous pie before, and you can get their pies at almost any market on Oahu, but on this trip, I wanted to get one directly from the source. But Ted’s has a lot more to offer than just pie; their selection of bentos and sandwiches is pretty impressive too.

Ted's Bakery

Let’s start with the pie since I ate a slice while I was waiting for the rest of our food to arrive. It’s a simple pie crust with chocolate filling on the bottom, a layer of haupia in the middle and topped with whipped cream. The consistency of the chocolate filling is somewhere between pudding and mousse; it’s light but sturdy enough to support the denser haupia on top. Aside from the flavors, the texture contrast between the chocolate and haupia might be the best thing about this pie. The pie crust is forgettable so it’s only real purpose is to provide structure, but it’s blandness also lets the rest of the pie shine.

Chocolate Haupia PieTed’s Famous Chocolate Haupia Pie

My wife ordered the Crab and Bacon Combo off the Hot Foods menu. It’s basically a crab salad and bacon sandwich served on a hamburger bun and served with fries. This sounds weird on paper, but it’s a brilliant combination.

Crab & Bacon Combo SandwichTed’s Crab & Bacon Combo Sandwich

I ordered the Ted’s Bento, an amazing array of Hawaiian plate lunch standards—teriyaki beef, fried SPAM, fried mahi mahi, and fried chicken—served inexplicably over four scoops of rice. I only ate half the rice and think the folks at Ted’s would really be onto something if they went with two scoops of rice and then topped this bento with a fried egg or two on top. Doesn’t that sound perfect? ;)

Ted's BentoTed’s Bento

If you’re on the North Shore and looking for a great alternative to all the shrimp trucks that roam the area, look for Ted’s. They’ve got a lot going on besides those famous chocolate haupia pies. My only regret was that we didn’t get there in time for breakfast.

Ted’s Bakery
59-024 Kamehameha Highway
Sunset Beach, Hawaii 96712
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dawn January 20, 2010 at 8:17 am

oh heavens yes. my stars!


Jo January 20, 2010 at 10:46 am

wow, this looks AMAZING! even though I am on a diet, if you put that bento in front of me right now, i’ll kill it. =) too bad they don’t make those pies here in Cali.


Stephanie - Wasabimon January 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Arnold, you just scrambled my brain with this post. HUNGRY NOW


Jen January 23, 2010 at 7:58 am


I’m so jealous you’re in Hawaii!! Love it there!! Saw you signed up for Blog Away Hunger, too. It’s such a great cause.

Thought you might be interested that I’m writing a food column and recipes for a new magazine in Hawaii – The Hawaii Women’s Journal.



Erica February 24, 2010 at 9:50 am

Their garlic shrimp plate is to-die-for. A million times better than any of the trucks… Big, juicy shrimp (already peeled!), lots of garlickly-buttery-goodness with a healthy sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Amazingly good.


Carolyn Jung February 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Pie! Oh my! Make mine two slices, please. ;)


Christina & Bernadette Martinez October 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm

As we drove by the aroma lured us back, we were seduced! Amazing, you have a terrific talent. How can we order? We need more for the holidays, We just have to share this treasure with our family.


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