I’ll never forget going out “on assigment” to Kauai when I was working at the local T.V. station. No matter how rushed we were, my videographer would always insist on stopping in Lihue to get lilikoi (passion fruit) pie to bring home. Honestly, he would rather miss an interview with the Kauai Mayor than miss-out on his pie!
Now, I feel the same way. There’s just SOMETHING about pie, especially when it’s devoured under the hot Hawaii sun.
So, here’s a look at our top three pie shops in Hawaii:
1. The Right Slice (Lihue on Kauai): The pies here feature a hand rolled butter crust filled to the deep dish rim with LOADS of filling. Besides a delicious lilikoi pie, here are a few items from the menu:
All the pies are all deep dish and baked in glass pie plates, to cut down on waste. There is a $10 deposit on the plate, refundable upon return.
Pie by the slice is $5.50 and up at local events. Whole pies range from $38 & up. Special requests may be higher based on ingredient availability.
2. Hawaiian Pie Company (Honolulu on Oahu): The Honolulu Pie Company features flaky, buttery pies freshly baked daily, available for purchase whole or by the slice. Pies are also available frozen, ready-to-bake, for baking enthusiasts and travelers looking to take something special to another part of the world. Besides the traditional apple, peach, and pear pies, you’ll find:
After a morning of horseback riding, kayaking, or parasailing, you’ve burned enough calories to earn a trip to one of these two fantastic pie shops in Hawaii. So, hop to it – and get a slice of paradise!
Posted by: Bruce Fisher