You’ll find more than just baked goods at Ted’s Bakery on Oahu, Hawaii. This North Shore landmark is one of the best plate lunch spots on the island! Add this eatery to your travel Itinerary, especially if you are a foodie determined to try all of Oahu’s best dishes and desserts!
Starting out as a small grocery store in 1956, Ted’s Bakery soon became a popular spot to grab some of the best breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some of Ted’s most popular items are garlic shrimp, loco moco, fried rice special, chocolate-haupia pie and pineapple macadamia nut cheesecake.
This is a more of a local “fast food” dive where you can get an affordable entree! Prices range from $7-15.
You can sit at one of the tables in the shaded area to the left of Ted’s Bakery or you can bring your food down the street to Sunset Beach to have yourself a little beach picnic!
What’s a Plate Lunch?
A plate lunch is a super popular combination of food that includes 3 main food types: a serving of protein, a side of macaroni salad made with mayo, and two scoops of white rice. Some of the most popular options are:
- Loco Moco: the traditional loco moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger, a fried egg, and brown gravy
- Shoyu Chicken: a flavorful chicken dish with shoyu soy sauce, ginger and scallions
- Katsu Chicken: breaded chicken cutlets (a popular Japanese comfort food)
- Mahi Mahi: a firm, lean white fish found in the warm Hawaiian waters
- Garlic Shrimp: an iconic Hawaiian dish featuring shrimp cooked in a garlic butter sauce
Mahi Mahi plate lunch served with two scoops of white rice and a scoop of Oahu’s best macaroni salad
I’ve been going to Ted’s since my first trip in 2017. No trip is complete until I’ve had some of my favorite dishes, desserts, and sides!
There is small parking lot located right next to Ted’s Bakery.