This red door marks the hottest night spot on Molokai. It rises to the occasion with yeast. Take some dough with you and get some in return. The nightly Hot Bread Run is where locals and visitors intersect starting at 9:30pm (closed Monday).
Your destination is Kanemitsu’s Bakery on the main drag in Kaunakakai. The storefront is closed but the bakery in back is running full speed. Park your car in front and venture down the dim lit alley to the right. Follow your nose to the second alley and you’ve arrived at the Hot Bread Run.
Every so often the red door opens and bread gets handed over. This bread is like a party-size donut with your choice of filling. The night we were there the menu offered Strawberry, Blueberry, Cream Cheese, Cinnamon and Butter. Prices start at $4.75 for plain.
Don’t forget to visit Kaunakakai during the day for shopping.
We found a large selection of t-shirts reasonably priced at Molokai Fish and Dive. I take an XXL and had many shirts to choose from. Outpost Natural Foods is a good stop for healthy eaters. Their fresh produce offers some good buys. For groceries we stopped at Friendly’s. You many want to go off peak hours. We were there close to 5pm and it felt like the whole island community had joined us. A fun bookstore with new and used books is Kalele Bookstore and Diving Expressions. Owner Teri Waros offered coffee and a talk story session. Her enthusiasm is contagious. Bamboo Pantry offered many local products and there is also a Co-Op art gallery in town. On Saturday mornings be sure to visit the Farmer’s Market across from the library.