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Salty and sweet are a match made in heaven. And when you’re on an island surrounded by salty water, there’s nothing more satisfying than a sweet treat.

There is no shortage of delicious indulgences on Kauai. Fresh fruit drips from the trees. Coconuts accumulate in piles. And sugarcane grows like a weed.

The true edible treasures, however, are what foodies create with these decadent ingredients. The combination of tropical inspiration and to-die-for flavors is mouth-watering. Discover these insanely tasty and not-to-be-missed sweet treats found solely on Kauai…



Pink’s Creamery

This is not your average ice cream. Pink’s Creamery serves slow-churned gourmet ice cream that melts in your mouth like silk. With traditional, tropical and vegan flavors to choose from, everyone wins at Pink’s. As the cold cream cools you down, the whole experience will warm your heart.

The staff at Pink’s is notoriously friendly. What’s more— Pink’s offers more than ice cream… yes, this is where you will find the infamous Hawaiian Grilled Cheese! Salty AND sweet in one go.

Hint: If you like coconut, the Haupia (coconut custard) flavor is outrageous. If you don’t like coconut, this might change your mind.

Location: Hanalei Town
Open daily 11am-9:00pm


KO bakery Kauai

KO Bakery

The. Best. Cakes. EVER. Whatever you do, do not skip this one. While the guys at KO create more than just cakes, it is by far their specialty. One slice of this heavenly pie will shoot you to the moon and back. Don’t ask me how they do it. They just do.

Previously you had to hunt them down at the market or place a special order, but now you can visit their new storefront! Stop by and saturate yourself in divine sweetness -or- order a cake online for that special birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc.

Hint: The Carrot Ginger Cake with whipped cream cheese frosting. Ummm… YUM!

Location: 1611 Haleukana Street in Puhi
Open 6:00am-2:00pm Mon – Fri

Uncles shave ice kauai

Uncle’s Shave Ice

This list would not be complete without a shave ice appearance. While the island is littered with shave ice options, Uncle’s offers one-up on the rest. Featuring: Shave Snow! Yes, this creamy take on traditional shave ice has fans lining up all day long.

Get your fill at one of two locations… or both! Nothing tops off your perfect day in paradise like colorful, cold and creamy shave snow. Be sure to order the SHAVE SNOW!

Hint: If you’re feeling really adventurous (or famished), check out Uncle’s Honey Toast…

Location 1: The Shops at Kukui’ula in Poipu
Open daily 11:00am-9:00pm

Location 2: 4454 Nuhou St Ste 419, Lihue
Open 12:00pm-9:00pm Mon – Fri
Open 11:00am-9pm on weekends