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Top 3 Sweet Spots in Hawai'i

BY The Editors | June 26, 2017 | Feature Features

Here are 50 of the finest things happening in Hawai‘i's food scene.
Yauatcha Waikiki's eye-catching Raspberry Delice is made with raspberries, Manjari chocolate and lychee.

Sweet tooths all but fainted at news that San Francisco’s purveyor of heavenly kouign amanns was opening at International Market Place. Even better, the Waikiki locale crafts not just the original buttery, sugary, crispy-light Kouign Amman Nature, but a black sesame version as well. It’s a coveted seasonal specialty in San Francisco. 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, O‘ahu, 450.2364

Long a favorite of Honolulu’s haute dessert crowd, sweet toque Michelle Karr Ueoka is a James Beard Award nominee and an alum of Alan Wong’s and Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry. Swoonworthy creations like her Tropical Creamsicle Brulee and MW Candy Bar with Waialua chocolate caught the eye of celebrity toque Michael Mina—and now Ueoka’s luxe shave-ice bar is a fixture at The Street, Mina’s new upscale food hall at International Market Place. 1538 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ala Moana/Kapi‘olani, O‘ahu, 955.6505

At the Waikiki outpost of this Michelin-starred London dim sum chain, the patisserie is très chic—so much so that it gets as much mention as the high-end dumplings. Delights like the assorted macarons, Raspberry Delice cake and playful golden Tropical Dome are feasts for the eyes and palate. International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, O‘ahu, 739.9318

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