You'd never believe that you'd find such great fashion next to the pancake house in a town like Wahiawa which doesn't look at all high fashion and is a military town with very local ambiance. However, the two Gail's who run Duke's buy the finest coolest clothing ever. They specialize in cool linen and rayon clothing that's perfect for Hawaii. There's a great sale rack in the back where you can get wonderful deals on name brands like Flax. The selection of Flax is fabulous and they carry all sizes from extra small to 3x. Other brands they carry are made in Hawaii fashions like Truly Yours. They have petites and pluses and they also have jeans and sweaters for cool nights.
The Paalaa Kai Bakery is located right next door to the Paalaa Kai Market and near the oils of Aloha building. You can't miss it -- you'll see all the cars driving up. What are they buying? It's Paalaa Kai Bakery's special eclairs and best of all -- the puffies. They're in the cold case over on the right side of the bakery and they're puffed pastries with cream stuffed between them and chocolate drizzled on top. Paalaa Kai has a very local feel and the ladies who work there are so nice. Don't miss it when you're in the area.
For th best eclairs ever, don't miss Kilani Bakery. They're about $1.25 each and you will be filled up by just one. We go there all the time and my husband says their eclairs are better than any Paris or NYC bakery -- he's eaten eclairs everywhere and swears Kilani is the best. They also have good brownies and custard pies.
My husband eats Ted's chocolate cream pie every night. It's the best in the world, he says, even better than his mother's. Ted's also has coconut cream, macademia cream and lots of great pastries. For a true surfer breakfast, Ted's will give you a couple of pounds of food on a plate for a very low price. Nobody ever went hungry at Ted's.