Sandy Poehnelt



I am excited to be a new addition to the fine businesses here on Kaua’i…well…not sure I can still say that.  We celebrated our 11 year anniversary in October of 2020! Surviving this long is quite an accomplishment!

My name is Sandy. I am the founder of The Right Slice. I moved here, to beautiful Kaua’i, in 2009, and seeing an opportunity for a delicious new business I decided to go for it.

See a need, fill a need… isn’t that how the saying goes?!?

At the beginning of October 2009, I opened The Right Slice.

In December of 2009 I shipped my first Mango Lilikoi pie to the mainland… it survived beautifully! Today I ship 14 tropical pie flavors to the mainland, as well as packing frozen pies for airplane carry-ons daily. Yes, you heard right, you can carry your pies on the plane with you! Perfect treat for your dog sitter, cat sitter, house sitter… oh, who are we kidding… for YOU!

Our Hawaiian pies feature a hand rolled butter crust filled to the deep-dish rim with LOADS of filling. I am happy to be supporting the local farmers whenever possible and much of our produce comes from area farms and backyard growers.

We also added a new keiki sized pie to our line after just a year in business. We call it a Baby Pie. You can now enjoy The Right Slice pies perfect for 5-6 people!

In 2011 I adjusted my business plan… and opened our first retail location in Lihue. At that time we were doing 6 community events a week! We spent 4 glorious years in the Puhi Industrial park learning a lot about retail baking.

In the fall of 2014 we opened our second retail bakery location in Kalaheo (our current retail location). We were super excited about this location and are still stoked to be a part of a community such as Kalaheo. When our Puhi lease was up in 2015 we moved our Lihue shop to Harbor Mall in Lihue, just steps from the Lihue Marriot.  We were blessed with lots of regular customers here but chose to close this location when our lease expired in 2019.  Fortunately, when the pandemic hit in 2020 we were very thankful to have only one location to look after and grateful for the everlasting support our community has shown us.

We are thrilled to still be baking and keeping our staff busy with the support of our local community and our long-distance pie fans.

Pivoting our business during the Covid 19 pandemic taught us a lot.  We now offer delivery to the East and Northshore of Kaua’i once a month and weekly deliveries to Lihue and Poipu.

In addition, we are excited to be launching a new section of our website called a few of our favorite things.  This will be an opportunity for our customers to order some of our favorite Kaua’i made items shipped right to their door!

Of course, I still offer special order pies, so if you have a special occasion coming up… just give a call or e-mail and I can set you up with a delicious handmade pie. You would be surprised at how many Birthday Pie Requests I receive! And what is better than a delicious pie for the holidays?!? I even do Wedding Pies!

And don’t forget those extra special requests. We are adding flavors and variations all the time, and are always willing to try something new. We also offer Gluten Free, Vegan and No Sugar Added alternatives.

Don’t forget… save Room for the Pie!!!