A few years ago, I heard Larry’s Bakery — the one that used to be in Waiau and known for its wholesale business — had opened a storefront somewhere in Salt Lake.
But the other day, on my way to Target, I drove past it — and came to an immediate halt.
There it was. Larry’s Bakery. I needed to stop.
The bakery opened back in the 1960s by Larry — of course — Yafuso. After he passed away, his children, Iris and Lance, took over the bakery — and have taken it to the next level, with a website and social media reach.
What Larry’s is known for is simple: delicious nostalgic desserts that were on the menu when it first opened decades ago. Things like jelly rolls and loaf cakes — and the aforementioned Butter Log ($5), a buttery roll of sponge cake and sugar that, when combined, is the most delicious thing you could ever put in your mouth.
At least that what I thought when I had my first bite today.
And it’s only five bucks!
But that’s not all.
We sampled (from left) Larry’s glazed donut, apple turnover and lima bean manju — all simple and tasty and reminiscent of the baked goods you’d get in old-fashioned bakeries.
Which, apparently, is the point.
So if you haven’t been to Larry’s, I highly recommended you do. It’s open tomorrow — though only until noon — and the butter logs do sell out. So get there early!
Larry’s Bakery, 4369 Lawehana St., Hours: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-noon Saturday, closed Sunday. Phone: (808) 422-0059.