Holy’s Bakery was established in 1932 by Yoshio and Miyako Hori. Yoshio was born in Honolulu in 1903 but returned home with his family to Hiroshima, Japan where he was raised. When Yoshio was a teenager his family moved back to Hawai‘i, settling in North Kohala where he met his wife Miyako Yanagida and raised eight children.
The bakery’s name came to be when a sign maker misheard the
name “Hori” (sounding like Holee) for “Holy” and the name just stuck. The bakery started off baking and supplying fresh breads, pastries and doughnuts to the plantation workers and residents of Kohala.
The introduction of the now famous pies into the bakery was Margaret’s (daughter of Yoshio & Miyako) idea. The frozen buttered apple, peach, pear, and coconut pies quickly gained popularity and has become a fan favorite across the islands by keeping the original taste and crust you know and love.
Our family recipes have remained the same for the past four generations and each pie continues to be handmade with love to this very day.
The Holy’s Bakery legacy and the production of its famous pies continues to live on thanks to, Margaret Hori along with her niece, Jana Kaholoa’a and family.
Margaret Hori aka Auntie Margs, the creator of our signature frozen pies
The bakery in Kohala
4 Generations of Horis