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Larry’s Bakery

February 22, 2015

A Bakery Gets a Little Sweeter

Tracing back to the 1960s, Larry’s Bakery in Waimalu carved its niche with something sweet. Founded by Larry Yafuso, this family-run bakery, dedicated to scratch baking, operated from a window-front shop for years. Currently, Yafuso’s children — the brother-and-sister duo of Lance Yafuso and Iris Yafuso-Toguchi — run the business in honor of their late…

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November 16, 2014

Revamped bakery heats up just in time for Thanksgiving

Doesn’t it seem that fresh sweets made from scratch at family-run bakeries always seem to taste better than their store-bought counterparts? There’s undoubtedly something to those generations of love and dedication that are kneaded into each piece of dough, and baked into each piece of cake that result in incomparably delicious goods. Such is the…

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October 19, 2014

A Bakery That’s Back and Bigger Than Ever

When Larry’s Bakery closed its storefront last June, the decision was bittersweet. After all, the family-run pastry shop had gained quite a loyal following throughout its nearly five decades of operation. But it wasn’t long before owner Iris Yafuso-Toguchi, daughter of the late Larry Yafuso, announced the bakery would soon return to its original shop…

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June 15, 2014

Larry’s Bakery Takes on a New Adventure

Hear the words “Larry’s Bakery,” and most likely your taste buds have already begun to salivate. For almost five decades, the family run business has served the community its specialty pastries, cakes, cookies, pies and more, all made from scratch. To make room for more opportunities to spread the sweetness, Larry’s Bakery will be closing…

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April 13, 2014

Hats Off to Sweet Success

To the Class of 2014, Larry’s Bakery salutes you. As one of life’s many chapters draws to a close, graduates are left to relish the glory of accomplishment before embarking on new paths ahead. Simply put, sweet success is divine, to which Larry’s Bakery is no stranger. Dating back to the 1960s, local boy Larry…

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March 9, 2014

Sweets to ‘Cross’ Off the List

With lent well underway, I found myself wondering what I could give up until Easter. Most people give up a food item, but I’m not one who is able to successfully restrain myself — have you seen the name of this column? And there most certainly is one thing I will never, ever give up:…

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January 19, 2014

Larry’s Bakery

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: COLORED BUTTER BREAD (ONE-POUND LOAF, UNSLICED; $6.50) A sweet staple in the Salt Lake neighborhood, Larry’s Bakery has everything you need to satisfy your sugar cravings. Brother-and-sister team Lance Yafuso and Iris Yafuso-Toguchi oversee this family-run business founded by their father Larry — the bakery’s namesake —…

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November 17, 2013

Sweet Novelties for the Holidays

It was way back in the swingin’ 60s when Larry Yafuso went out on a brave limb and opened his own business. Originally based in Waimalu Shopping Center, and aptly dubbed “Larry’s Bakery,” this self-named pastry shop is now a sweet, Salt Lake storefront. “My father passed away when I was young,” explains Larry’s daughter…

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October 27, 2013

Perfect Treats for all Hallows’ Eve

Family-run business Larry’s Bakery has been known to generations of locals as the go-to spot for excellent baked goods fitting for any special occasion. This year, Halloween is no exception. The staff at Larry’s Bakery knows that Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a few scary treats to top it all off. Pumpkin Butter Mochi ($2…

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August 25, 2013

Family-run Bakery Sweetens Things Up

Whether in need of a sweet treat for yourself, an upcoming celebration or someone special, Larry’s Bakery in Salt Lake offers a great assortment of pastries, cookies, cakes, breads, pies and more. Among the popular pastries is Cinnamon Twist ($1.75), which is an original recipe by the bakery’s founder Larry Yafuso. Cinnamon Twist features a…

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