[Big Island Day 7] Snack @ Tex Drive-In

After seeing Akaka Falls, we headed towards our final destination of the day, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout. We stopped at Tex Drive-In to enjoy the malasadas, and they were delicious!

Tex Drive-In
Tex Drive-In

Big Island Day 7 Itinerary

The food

We ordered a Portuguese soup and 2 malasadas, one without fillings and one with the custard filling. Malasada is a Portuguese style donut and has become a must-tried sweet in Hawaii. The malasadas we had were bigger and softer than normal donuts, and I think they are tastier than donuts. The soup was also good, and it was my first time having Portuguese soup.


Driving can be tiring along Hamakua coast, so it is recommended to make frequent stops. I recommend this place to have a different kind of snack and take some rest.

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