Larry’s Bakery Takes on a New AdventureFeatures Order of the Day
June 15, 2014
Story By: Michelle Lee | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
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 its storefront location Monday, June 30.
“This by no means is goodbye, as we will still be open for special orders every Wednesday through Saturday,” explains Iris Yafuso-Toguchi, owner of Larry’s Bakery and daughter of the late Larry Yafuso. “Customers can call during that time with any budget, theme or idea in mind, and we will work with them to create the best array of personalized, baked goods to match their order.”
Additionally, customers can stop by various retailers such as Don Quijote, Tamura Super Market in Waianae, Waianae Store and Nanakuli Superette, where locals and visitors alike can try crowd pleasers, including the shop’s famous White Chantilly Cake ($16.50), a white chiffon cake with homemade Chantilly filling and frosting, sprinkled with chopped macadamia nuts and whipped cream.
Customers also may enjoy Larry’s Bakery goods each week at both the Waikiki and Momilani farmers markets every Thursday and Friday evening, respectively. “As we move forward, we will try to visit more farmers markets, particularly those concentrated in the city, to better serve our customers,” says Yafuso-Toguchi. “We want to be flexible, so that we can reach more people closer to where they live.”
Avid farmers market attendees are encouraged to try Mango Sticks (starting at $1.75) and Guava Sticks (starting at $1.75), the shop’s newest pastry items. “They are flaky, light and comparable to a turnover, with a fruit puree filling rolled in sugar and baked, so the taste is very airy,” says Yafuso-Toguchi. “Another favorite is Butter Roll Sticky Buns ($1.35 each), which come warm and fluffy with a honey glaze spread on top.”
With two weeks left at the storefront, Yafuso-Toguchi looks forward to what the future will bring. “For almost six years, I have had the pleasure of standing at our store window meeting people from near and far. “We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout the years.”
For the latest updates on Larry’s Bakery, customers can visit the shop’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
4369 Lawehana St. (with additional locations at Waikiki Farmers Market and Momilani Farmers Market)
Open for orders by phone Wednesday–Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon