Local May 10, 2022


HONOLULU – After cultivating a dedicated fan base over the past four years, Holey Grail Donuts will open its Honolulu flagship store at Ae’o in Ward Village. A community preview day on Friday, May 13 will kick off operations for Holey Grail’s first permanent brick-and-mortar location showcasing a series of new initiatives. The festivities will culminate in a grand opening celebration, also open to the general public, on National Donut Day, Friday, June 3, 2022.

Everyone is invited to the community preview of Holey Grail Donut’s new Honolulu flagship store on Friday, May 13, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m with live music.  All the exciting new offerings will be available to enjoy, including an expanded selection of rotating donuts to offer eight flavor choices daily, a special 9-pack box enabling patrons to choose their own flavors, and a new ube milk and ube latte available on tap. Each patron will be given a complimentary L&L Donut of meyer lemon sugar, Tahitian lime curd, and citrus caviar to enjoy.

Then, on Friday, June 3, Holey Grail Donuts will invite the public to join in its grand opening celebration which will be a party people will not want to miss.  More details to come soon.


“Our donut cathedral was designed and built in partnership with Swinerton Builders, Orbe Architecture, and green builder Orion Stanbro. The space brings us back to the roots of our journey in Hanalei by gathering community and exploring local ingredients, music, and art,” shares Nile Dreiling, co-founder of Holey Grail Donuts. “Two parallel curves balance the circular space, creating a canvas for Oahu artist Chris Miyashiro’s mural featuring symbols representing Hawaiian agriculture, flora, and art and the evolution of our donuts with a kapa cloth design. You will see and be a part of the creation of our donuts and beverages in this open-concept space, highlighting our culinary approach that distinguishes us from every other donut shop in the world.”


Holey Grail Donut’s Honolulu Flagship Store is located at 1001 Queen Street, on the Makai (ocean side) entrance to Whole Foods Market Queen.  The store will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Ample free parking is available in the Whole Foods Market Queen parking garage, or in the Ward Entertainment Center immediately fronting the Holey Grail Donuts.


For more information, visit the website at https://www.holeygraildonuts.com/, or call (808) 482-0311.  For press inquiries, please contact Sean M. Morris at 8888.sean@gmail.com.


About Holey Grail Donuts

Founded by brother and sister team, Nile and Hana Dreiling, in early 2018, Holey Grail began as a “Sunday Ritual” out of a little red hamburger trailer in Hanalei on the island of Kauai.  This ritual quickly developed a cultish following which led to 45+ minute waits, live DJs, and people lining up at 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday to try the donuts.  They started with a $100 fryer, a “Reincarnated” donut, and a quest to create the world’s most delicious donut experience.