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Best Food Truck In Hawaii

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Maria Johnson
• Sunday, 24 January, 2021
• 18 min read

Lunch wagons have been a part of the Oahu food scene for decades, filling laborers, white-collar drones and surfers with local favorites like hamburger steak and chicken bats. But the mobile kitchen brigade has seen a transformation recently, with people taking cues from the mainland.

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View Restaurant Traditional Mexican fare made tastier with fresh island fish, cilantro rice, and creative condiments and salsas. View Restaurant G AOT's rating system works as follows, with the highest possible score being 20.

The rankings reflect only Got's opinion of the food. The decor, service, ambience and wine list are commented on within each review.

North Shore Oahu is known for its beautiful beaches, amazing surf and epic sunsets, but it is also famous for its delicious food trucks. Offering everything from tacos and Thai food to pizza, here is Culture Trip’s pick of the top food trucks along the North Shore of Oahu.

Make sure you call in your order or go during non-peak hours so that you’re not waiting in line for a long time. Probably one of the most popular shrimp trucks located along Kamehameha Highway in Kabuki is Giovanni’s, and for good reason.

This is one of the most famous food trucks on the North Shore, and most tourists seem to know about it, so make sure you leave plenty of time. Each plate comes with many shrimp, two scoops of rice, pineapple and a salad.

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Everything on the menu is great, but the spicy garlic shrimp is particularly sure to impress. A famous Hawaii dessert is Malayalam, and no one does them better than Leonard’s.

Huli-huli means “to turn” in the Hawaiian language, and Mike’s serves up some of the best Hawaiian-style barbecued chicken on the island. It uses freshly made organic açai sorbet topped with delicious tropical fruits, honey, coconut flakes and an array of different toppings such as spirulina, almonds and bee pollen.

It’s a perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert option. These recommendations were updated on September 18, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

Perhaps you are looking for a cheap lunch in Lamina or craving an açai bowl in Kira, this guide will help you find the truck. Maui food trucks are the best in the Pacific because they have access to the best farms, and they have the guts to experiment.

You won’t find the selection of cuisine and fresh, local talented chefs anywhere else. The sous' chef of Mother’s Fish House broke off to start food trucks, he has continued to win awards.

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Don’t get me wrong, food trucks are the quintessential island vibe. A Maui food truck must offer at least one lunch plate with a side of two scoops rice and mac salad, or it won’t be in business for long.

They can make their own hours, work till the farm-fresh food runs out, or the surf is up. If you are about to drive across the island to satisfy a craving for oxtail bats, I recommend you check their social media or give them a call to confirm they will be there for you.

Be warned, Maui food truck hours and locations change frequently. Maui Fresh Strategy, by renowned local Chef Kyle can only be tracked through his Instagram account.

We provide contact information, website, hours, menus, and location(s) as they are available. Check out Yelp if you need more pictures of the food or the menu to make a decision.

This guide is organized by the following sections to help you find your Maui food truck if you are near Costco or Kira. Jump to the section that is important to you to find a list of the best trucks on Maui.

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My rating system is if a single portion or plate will leave you full for the average price. The usual suspects are two-scoops white rice and a scoop of macaroni (mac) salad for Hawaiian, shrimp, teppanyaki, Filipino, and BBQ trucks.

As sides are part of the portion or plate, this goes into my dollar rating system. Going to a Maui food truck park is a low-cost way for a family to eat while offering something for everyone’s taste.

As for dining establishments, Maui County requires food trucks to post their Hawaii Public Health Department food safety inspection report. I always take a peek inside before ordering to see if they have refrigerators, an organized kitchen, and if the stainless steel looks polished and clean.

I enjoy good, authentic food at a fair price. We study Yelp and TripAdvisor comments and rankings to then write our review.

We don’t want you to waste your precious time, money, and Hawaii experience on a bad food truck. We live on Maui, so we have had the chance to eat at a lot of food trucks.

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The bright purple, yellow, and green exterior catch your eyes as you walk from the parking lot. I recommend that you call ahead to place an order if you are in a hurry to hit up Costco or hungry.

Gala dishes out generous portions on top of mac salad and scoops of rice. The Big Kahuna was a heap of hamburger steak, fried chicken tenders, and breaded fish on rice and mac salad.

Henry enjoying bites of the Big Kahuna plate from Gala’s Lunchbox near Costco. Ono Teppanyaki & Seafood The sister truck, right next to Thai Me Up is Ono Teppanyaki, another truck from Chef Tom Shibuya of Mother’s Fish House.

As it can take some time to cook the steak, I recommend you call ahead or relax under the tent for your order to be ready. Erica ordered garlic shrimp plate with asparagus and two-scoop rice for $13.

Plus, it is hard to miss the vibrant blue mural on the truck. Finale Grill is on many best of Maui Footrace lists and for good reason.

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Favorites are seared AHI, crispy calamari, and garlic shrimp with capers. This truck emphasizes quality over quantity, but you won’t leave hungry.

Finale Grill gets bonus points for serving on paper plates and bowls. The rice comes well seasoned and the pineapple coleslaw with the poke bowls is refreshing.

With same-day caught local fish comes high prices so be ready to spend $18 on your 1/2 lb. Sol Brothers Southern BBQ Located in the Kira Footrace Park, Sol Brothers brings Alabama BBQ to the Valley Isle.

The Nazi Pirates From seafood offerings like fish & chips, fish tacos, coconut shrimp to turf offerings of pork sliders and wings, The Nazi Pirates packs a lot into a food truck. Located in the Kira food truck park, The Nazi Pirates is a nice place to go for lunch or dinner.

The Nazi Pirates opened truck #2 in Kahului at the Diary Road Food truck park. They used to have a restaurant in the Queen Key’human Shopping Center but have since decided to simplify to only a food truck.

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Locals still flock to this place for classic Filipino dishes like pan cit, Lucia, and adobe fried rice. Hoopiilani Footrace Park in Kannapolis A brilliant entrepreneur staked some land and the food trucks came.

8 or so food trucks are located across the street from the Times Market, between Kannapolis and Nail. Food trucks line the perimeter with a few dozen picnic tables and lights strung up overhead, making for a casual and family-friendly vibe.

Head to the Lamina Footrace Park if you Earl looking for breakfast or lunch on West Maui. The closing of the Key’Nepali resorts and hotels was not good for this food truck park.

The Anchor Danilo Liquid El Taco Barracks Thai Food by Sure Ono Tacos Lamina Ono Tacos has become a staple of Lamina sitting at the end of The West Maui Center parking lot.

One has to work hard on Maui to have a competitive fish taco and Ono has risen to the challenge. Enjoy their classic Mexican menu with 10 fresh salsas to choose from.

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The brewer welcomes patrons to grab some tacos and come over for a beer (BYOB). Using Ni Jay boy Look for the no-nonsense light blue food truck in the Wiener Street parking lot with a line parked in front of their window around dinner time.

If you crave Filipino street food than head over to Jay boy and try to get a seat at one of the two picnic tables under the awning. Aloha Braised Footrace To get a Hawaiian plate lunch at a great price, head up the hill from the Cannery Mall to the Island Grocery Depot.

Aloha Braised Food truck is waiting to serve you up some classic and delicious Hawaiian favorites with their own spicy twist. They offer $10 daily specials, and you can combo your plate for $5 extra, so you don’t get a case of COMO.

Edge Maui Footrace Located in front of Island Grocery Depot, next to Aloha Braised, is a perfect lunch spot for quality Hawaiian dishes. I consider this a healthy food truck do to the portions, vegetables in their dishes, and one-scoop rice or green salad sides.

Thai Food by Sure Look for the red truck at the Hoopiilani Footrace Park. Yoko’s Grind Japanese with Maui local flavor infused.

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Yoko’s is located with other food trucks in the 741 Wine’e Street Parking Lot. The servings sizes are fair, you won’t take any home.

Sparky’s Food Company Duke Sparks and his local crew dish out top-notch Hawaiian cuisine on $12 lunch plates. Their featured and fan-favorite items are ANI’s Chicken Bats, Sparky’s Smoked Meat (4 flavors to choose from), and Loco Mock.

The plate lunches come with two scoop rice and mac salad, as one expects. Duke keeps his truck moving for special events and catering so call ahead of you are searching them out.

The Kahului truck has a more permanent location at the Diary Road Footrace Park now. Taquería Dishing out a fiesta for breakfast and lunch from two Texas transplants.

When in Lamina, this is a great place to stop by for breakfast tacos. Erica and Hattie enjoying the early morning sun while they wait for their made-to-order taco.

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Located in the Lamina food truck park at 741 Wiener Street, they serve classic tacos with a hefty portion of meat and seafood Mexican dishes. Erica and Henry enjoyed their vegetarian burrito while our friend had the pork and chicken tacos.

The fact that local Mexicans were lined up for lunch says a lot to the quality and taste. If you have a group with you or don’t know what you want to eat, these food truck parks are the ideal place to go.

As food trucks can be somewhat unreliable on hours, the parks are always open for business. 8 or so food trucks are located across the street from the Times Market, between Kannapolis and Nail.

Food trucks line the perimeter with a few dozen picnic tables and lights strung up overhead, making for a casual and family-friendly vibe. Head to the Lamina Footrace Park if you Earl looking for breakfast or lunch on West Maui.

The food trucks near Costco are a perfect place to kill time and get lunch or dinner before your flight. My wife, Erica, and I often frequent during our monthly trips to Costco or when heading to the airport to island-hop.

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The food trucks surround a dozen or more picnic tables under a tent. Gravel lines the parking lot and the food truck and tent area making it only somewhat dusty.

No toilets or washing facilities but lots of seating, parking, and rubbish bins. A perfect place to bring the family after landing in Kahului Airport or on a Costco run as there is food for every taste.

The food truck park is on the same side as the Marriott, look for Kane Wood Fire Grill’s black truck as it is the easiest to see coming from Costco. The food truck parking lot is across the street from the Costco gas station.

Mo’Ono Truck (açai bowls) Gala’s Lunch Box (Hawaiian plate lunch) Taco Food Truck Dino’s Gourmet On-The-Go Delicious food trucks surround the tent at the Costco Footrace Park.

Located under an old gas station cover, you can spot it with its colorful flags welcoming patrons. The famous Get Shrimp Truck has moved from its beachside location to this spot too, helping put this food truck park on the map.

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Kraken Coffee Get Shrimp The Nazi Pirate Tsunami Burger Aloha Thai Fusion Sparky’s Food Company The place isn’t too dusty during the summer thanks to the gravel ground.

This is one of my favorite food truck parks on the island as a truck is always open, and they have a diverse selection of food options. From healthy, vegan food at Earth Aloha Eats to southern BBQ at Sol Brothers to refreshing iced coffees and smoothies at Kraken Coffee, you can find something for everyone in your car.

Kraken Coffee Maui Sol Brothers The Nazi Pirates Earth Aloha Eats Tsunami Burger Vidal’s Local Kine Grind Sol Brothers Southern BBQ Located in the Kira Footrace Park, Sol Brothers brings Alabama BBQ to the Valley Isle.

1 Picked Ave. Kira, HI 96732Southern BBQ(808) 214-4482 Yoko’s Grind Japanese with Maui local flavor infused. Yoko’s is located with other food trucks in the 741 Wine’e Street parking lot.

The servings sizes are fair, you won’t take any home. Japanese(808) 276-0444 Edge Maui Footrace Located in front of Island Grocery Depot, next to Aloha Braised is a perfect lunch spot for quality Hawaiian dishes.

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I consider this a healthy food truck do to the portions, vegetables in their dishes, and one-scoop rice or green salad sides. Hawaiian(808) 491-8750 Ono Teppanyaki & Seafood The sister truck, right next to Thai Me Up is Ono Teppanyaki, another truck from Chef Tom Shibuya of Mother’s Fish House.

As it can take some time to cook the steak, I recommend you call ahead or relax under the tent for your order to be ready. 591 Haleakala Hwy, KahuluiTeppanyaki(808) 359-8775 Aloha Braised Footrace To get a Hawaiian plate lunch at a great price, head up the hill from the Cannery Mall to the Island Grocery Depot.

Aloha Braised Food truck is waiting to serve you up some classic and delicious Hawaiian favorites with their own spicy twist. They offer $10 daily specials, and you can combo your plate for $5 extra, so you don’t get a case of COMO.

Their featured and fan-favorite items are ANI’s Chicken Bats, Sparky’s Smoked Meat (4 flavors to choose from), and Loco Mock. The plate lunches come with two scoop rice and mac salad, as one expects.

Duke keeps his truck moving for special events and catering so call ahead of you are searching them out. 808 Plates Maui Footrace We did a big remodel job for two-months, so we were going to Lowe’s every week.

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The servings are not massive but a healthy portion of two-scoop rice, green salad, and 12 shrimp. We typically ordered garlic shrimp and Korean chicken.

This is a classic lunch food truck but with a lot of Hawaiian personality that we love. Gala dishes out generous portions on top of mac salad and scoops of rice.

The Big Kahuna was a heap of hamburger steak, fried chicken tenders, and breaded fish on rice and mac salad. Hawaiian Ono Tacos Lamina Ono Tacos has become a staple of Lamina sitting at the end of The West Maui Center parking lot.

One has to work hard on Maui to have a competitive fish taco and Ono has risen to the challenge. Enjoy their classic Mexican menu with 10 fresh salsas to choose from.

The brewer welcomes patrons to grab some tacos and come over for a beer (BYOB). Taquería Dishing out a fiesta for breakfast and lunch from two Texas transplants.

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When in Lamina, this is a great place to stop by for breakfast tacos. Located in the Lamina food truck park at 741 Wiener Street, they serve classic tacos with a hefty portion of meat and seafood Mexican dishes.

Erica and Henry enjoyed their vegetarian burrito while our friend had the pork and chicken tacos. The fact that local Mexicans were lined up for lunch says a lot to the quality and taste.

If you are in the area of one of these trucks, for the sake of your Maui vacation, I recommend you stop to eat. Oahu north shore shrimp food trucks can’t compete with Get.

Either make a drive there, go directly from the plane, or grab lunch before your flight. Get Shrimp Truck is located in the Dairy Road Footrace Park.

Sitting in the food truck park near Costco, look for the long trailer with a line. I recommend that you call ahead to place an order if you are in a hurry to hit up Costco or hungry.

The rice comes well seasoned and the pineapple coleslaw with the poke bowls is refreshing. With same-day caught local fish comes high prices so be ready to spend $18 on your 1/2 lb.

Plus, it is hard to miss the vibrant blue mural on the truck. Finale Grill is on many best of Maui Footrace lists and for good reason.

Favorites are seared AHI, crispy calamari, and garlic shrimp with capers. This truck emphasizes quality over quantity, but you won’t leave hungry.

Finale Grill gets bonus points for serving on paper plates and bowls. Gala dishes out generous portions on top of mac salad and scoops of rice.

The Big Kahuna was a heap of hamburger steak, fried chicken tenders, and breaded fish on rice and mac salad. Born and raised in Lula and trained in Maui kitchens before formally taught at Maui Community College, he has won awards and acclaim with his fine dining from a food truck.

He took a break from teaching in 2013 to open the Maui Fresh Strategy food truck. His food truck offers a new menu daily based on the farm-fresh ingredients he sources.

We were visiting the nearby visual arts center when we found Kama Held Café for lunch. Most people love the French Toast and coffee for breakfast, but we enjoy their sandwiches and burritos the most.

The couple who run it are super friendly and enjoy making homemade food from local ingredients. Then kick up your feet at their tables and garden chairs in the shade, and enjoy.

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