Molly Jacobson

Editor of the second best-selling guidebook to MauiTop Maui Restaurants, Molly has called Maui home since 2005.


  1. JJ
    April 3, 2015 @ 8:57 am

    So bummed. Was thrilled to find there was a place in Kahului for malasadas. So took your advice and went to Zippy’s in the morning before going over to Home Depot. I asked nicely for a half dozen of the treats and was told they weren’t available. I asked if we were too late and they were sold out (this at 8:00 am on a Thurs) only to be told that they didn’t have any dough that wasn’t frozen. I asked if there were certain days and hours they defrosted the dough since it is a bit of a drive in from Kahana, only to be told no. So sorry, Zippy’s is off my list. I want a place that I can reliably get malasadas – like Home Maid main bakery in Wailuku (before 10:00), Komoda’s in Makawao (get there early before they sell out), or Home Maid Cafe in Kihei.

  2. Rania
    August 26, 2014 @ 6:19 am

    Thank you for helping us find these amaz-ball treats on Maui. We have has Leonard’s malasadas and were looking forward to enjoying them on Maui but no one knew where to get them, after reading this blog, we headed to zippys. We were SUPER nice (as were they). Yummmmmmmm.

    Thanks again.

  3. Rebecca
    June 27, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

    I love good, fresh malasadas. When living on the Big Island, a local place was my favorite traveling from Hilo to Kona. On Maui, I tried Home Maid Bakery in Kihei and was not impressed. At all. Is Zippy’s better? Thank you!

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