La Tour Bakehouse

ltb_companyLa Tour Bakehouse’s humble beginnings can be traced back to a small Vietnamese sandwich shop in Honolulu’s historic Chinatown. When Thanh Lam opened the very first Ba-Le Sandwich in 1984, his vision was to offer delicious and authentic banh mi sandwiches on freshly baked bread.

Unable to find a supplier that could produce the same crusty french bread he remembered from his youth, he learned how to bake it himself. His dedication to quality bread and a focus on customer service has spanned nearly three decades and countless loaves of bread.

Throughout the years, the small family business has grown to include nearly 20 Ba-Le shops, a thriving wholesale business, presence at numerous farmers’ markets around the island and an exciting retail concept. Due to the tremendous growth and success of the wholesale operations, Thanh and his two sons decided that a new name would better encompass the range of products offered. La Tour Bakehouse was introduced in 2011 and reflects the artisan techniques used by Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Weddle.

La Tour Bakehouse is dedicated to hand-crafting the finest baked goods, made locally everyday with the best ingredients. We hope you enjoy our products and experience the care we put into each and every item.

La Tour Bakehouse is a local company providing our customers with the highest value food products and services using artisan methods..
  • Aloha Harvest
  • United Cerebral Palsy “Dessert Fantasy”
  • YMCA of Honolulu “Healthy Kids Day”
  • Friend of the Library of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Community Action Program
  • Hawaii Children & Youth Day
  • Vietnamese Business Resources Association of Hawaii.


“We proudly serve fresh baked La Tour Bakehouse breads at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. La Tour Bakehouse shares our philosophy to only serve the finest quality products for our customers to enjoy.”
Chef Jason Zick, Wolfgang's Steakhouse
” La Tour Bakehouse has the most delicious handmade fresh breads and bakery products in Hawaii! From the puffs to the macaroons everything is carefully crafted to perfection.”
Anna Covert, 2013
“If you love fresh baked macaroons as much as I do you must try the variety they have at La Tour Bakehouse. During the holiday they also introduce special new flavors that are to die for! “
Barry Lefkowitz, 2013
“I just can’t get enough of the products at La Tour Bakehouse. They are fresh, flavorful and creative! Look for them at your local retailer and make sure to try out the cafe for lunch!!”
Monique Nordin, 2013