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Fendu Boulangerie

For the Love of Lychee

In a state that doesn’t define its seasons by snowfall and leaves that change colors, Hawaii’s dwellers turn to other signals to mark each time of year. Winter brings with it boisterous and barreling waves on the North Shore, while summer is all about the fresh fruits that start to ripen and enliven our hot…

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June 7, 2015

Indulge sweet and savory cravings with freshly baked goods

In French, a boulangerie is a bakery that specializes in bread. Fendu Boulangerie at Manoa Marketplace offers that and much more — from soups and desserts to pizzas and sandwiches — that are made fresh and delicious. The menu’s flavors, combining French, Asian and Hawaiian influences, make for a menu that is big on flavor…

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May 6, 2015

A Bakery that goes Above and Beyond

From the moment Fendu Boulangerie debuted at Manoa Marketplace six years ago, diners have been captivated by the refreshingly simple concept of having a neighborhood bakery dedicated to providing an array of all-natural, freshly baked goods and pastries. Nowadays, as the years have progressed and the menu has evolved, customers across the island are realizing…

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March 29, 2015

Fendu Boulangerie

In the heart of Manoa Valley, Fendu Boulangerie is a neighborhood bakery that’s become a gathering place for those craving everything from European-style confections, including pastries, oven-baked pizzas, sandwiches and soups. The bake shop opened its doors for business in 2009, and today, humble owner and baker Niel Koep continues to put smiles on patrons’…

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March 15, 2015

Celebrating six years of breaded bliss

Perhaps the simplest gift of continued patronage is how customers are showing their affections for Fendu Boulangerie, a charming bakery cafe marking its sixth year of serving Oahu’s grateful gourmands. And if you ask owner and chef Niel Koep just what keeps his clientele coming back, he’ll tell you it’s Fendu’s high-caliber quality and uncompromising…

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February 15, 2015 ,

Life of Pie

As you may know, this past Monday, Feb. 9, was National Pizza Day. Here at Dining Out, the holiday stretched out, much like a pliable piece of dough, into a weeklong pizza-devouring frenzy! You see, for foodies, few bonds are as strong as a mutual love for pizza. Those three magical words, “I love pizza,”…

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January 18, 2015

A French-style bakery for the senses

Since its opening in 2009, Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace has become a favorite neighborhood bakery with many familiar faces stopping in daily for its fresh breads, sandwiches, desserts and more. Sitting outside during a recent visit, I caught myself taking a deep breath in every time the door opened, just to get a whiff…

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December 7, 2014 ,

Christmas Stollen is Here to Stay

Ah, my most favorite time of year is finally here! The chill in the air warms my heart, as it calls for a wonderful holiday full of hot toddies and snuggles, along with a mug of hot cocoa and Christmas stollen. Yes, stollen. Highly regarded as the “Christmas Cake of Germany,” stollen has staying power….

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November 16, 2014

Falling into fall fare

With fall in full swing, who doesn’t love getting a little festive? One of the best ways to do that is with fall flavor-infused food, and Fendu Boulangerie has you covered. At the European-style bakery in Manoa Marketplace, Fuji Apple Danish ($2.35), which is available all year, is one of the most popular items during…

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September 14, 2014

Bread that deserves a standing ‘dough-vation’

Anyway you slice it, nothing beats a crusty loaf of artisan bread fresh from a European-style bakery, especially a rustic sour dough. With a chewy crust, dense interior and rich taste, Miche Bread ($5.85) from Fendu Boulangerie is just that. Though bread is usually cast in a supporting role — as a vehicle for sandwich…

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