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Introduced to Hawai’i by Portuguese sugar workers during the 19th century, sweetbread has become a time-honored favorite among residents and visitors alike. Our delicately sweet and moist Hawaiian sweetbread at Punalu’u Bake Shop originated from a traditional family recipe. When the recipe was adapted and prepared at a resort restaurant in Punalu’u (Ka’u District on the Big Island of Hawaii) in the 1970s, the sweetbread was an instant hit. To keep visitors and kama’aina supplied with this popular favorite, the Punalu’u Bake Shop was opened in 1991.
Punalu`u Bake Shop and Visitor Center,
Route 11 in Na`alehu (Big Island)
Toll Free: 1-866-366-3501
From the Big Island: 929-7343
Open daily, (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day),
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Click for virtual tour: http://youtu.be/pWYMdVyF2og
Bake Shop Products
We offer our traditional sweetbread, as well as an array of flavored sweetbreads, dinner rolls and cookies:
All are made without preservatives and are wrapped in our bright,
Due to popular demand, we now ship Punalu’u Bake Shop Hawaiian Sweetbread, Shortbread Cookies and our other bakery specialties to the Mainland and Neighbor Islands. Click here for ordering information.
Try these excellent Sweetbread serving ideas:
At Latitude 19 degrees, Four Minutes north of the equator -The Punalu’u Bake Shop and Visitor Center is the southernmost bakery in the U.S.A. Located on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in the town of Na’alehu, midway between Kailua Kona and Volcanoes National Park, the Bake Shop welcomes more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year
The most visited bake shop in the state of Hawaii is situated on a lush four-acre landscaped estate, that includes a wide variety of tropical palms, flowers, fragrance and culinary gardens, and other floral exotica from Hawaii.
The addition of two stylish gazebos for outdoor dining provide visitors with a world class environment to relax.
The Visitor Center offers a combination of services that include modern restroom facilities, visitor information on Volcanoes National Park and the Green and Hawksbill Sea Turtles found at the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, a retail bakery and outdoor cafe-restaurant and gift shop.
A varied menu of hearty local plate lunch favorites, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, fresh garden and fruit salads, fresh brewed Ka’u coffee and ice cream complement the Bake Shops renowned sweetbread, malasadas, anpans (Japanese Pastries) and other scrumptious bakery favorites.
Try the FREE SAMPLES that we offer at our Punalu’u Bake Shop and Visitor Center and you’ll understand why this unique bread is so popular.