Maui is best known for its beach, closely followed by the food trucks parked almost anywhere in the city. Serving delicious items at very affordable prices, there is something for everyone on these Maui food trucks.
The Maui residents, however, love to experiment with cuisine from around the world along with native food. The Maui food trucks are ideally located, easy to spot, and perfect for people looking to get a delicious meal without creating a hole in their wallet.
With cuisines ranging from Mexican to Mediterranean, this is one of the Hawaiian islands where the food truck scene is quite strong. There are even food truck parks like the Hoopiilani Food Truck Park and the Costco Food Truck Park which feature a group of food trucks all in the same area.
There are timely checks done to check for hygiene and the food truck is closed if it doesn’t meet the set standards. So, wherever you go, the food served by Maui food trucks is prepared in a hygienic environment.
Listed below are some of the best food trucks you should head to if you are in Maui.
1. Thai Mee Up
True to its name, the Thai cuisine here is liked by children and adults alike. If you are coming from the airport, and hungry, then Thai Mee Up is the best place to fill your stomach. This is one of the best Maui food trucks.
People who have come here love the chicken satay, fried pork ribs, and lemongrass fried chicken. The food truck is easy to locate on the highway and is perfect for tourists coming to and from the airport.
The local favorite here is the pad thai noodles which people go crazy about along with the drunken noodles. To quench your thirst after the burst of flavors, Thai iced coffee is a hit among visitors. The truck is owned by Chef Tom Sribura who worked 20 years at Mama’s Fish House before starting Thai Mee Up.
Maui residents have also gone so far as to say that this is the island’s best food truck. Easy to find, light on the wallet, and loved by all, the Thai food here is talked about all over the city.
2. Earth Aloha Eats
In Maui and vegan? Don’t worry, Earth Aloha Eats has got you covered.
A newly opened food truck, it is loved by vegans and non-vegans alike. The owner of the food truck is extremely friendly and makes sure that nobody leaves disappointed.
Located in Lahaina and Kahului, Earth Aloha Eats offers vegan substitutes for all the popular meat-based dishes. Their menu features tacos, loaded vegan bowls, wraps, burgers, platters, refreshing beverages, and awesome desserts if you have a sweet tooth. The food here is extremely light on the stomach and is perfect if you’re trying to stick to a diet.
One of the island’s favorite food trucks, the pulled pork fries are what everyone talks about. The fish and chicken tacos are another reason people come back to this food truck. Another talked about dish is the gyros here. Extremely fresh and made with homemade sauces, this goes very well with the tender mozzarella sticks, which melt in the mouth, or the vegan fish and chips.
The best part- it’s all vegan. Earth Aloha Eats also features healthy beverages if you don’t want to devour the highly recommended healthy creme brulee. Earth Aloha Eats is one of the most unique Maui food trucks.
3. South Maui Fish Company
Seafood lovers alert! Owned by Captain Hunter Betts, a local fisherman who has been fishing locally for 20 years in Maui, this food truck is known for its locally caught fish. The South Maui Fish Company is a favorite among seafood lovers. Extremely easy to locate on google maps, this place works with local ingredients to make great food.
Being one of the island’s favorite food trucks, it is sold out daily. The food truck also features fresh fish on the menu that customers can take and enjoy in the comfort of their homes. With picnic tables spread out right outside the food truck, it is the perfect spot to come to after a long day out on the beach.
The fish tacos here are to die for. If you ever drop by here, don’t forget to try the fish tacos along with the pineapple slaw- the best coleslaw you will ever taste.
The spicy poke bowls are super-hit here, maybe the best on the island, with a variety of choices when it comes to sauces and how spicy you want them to be.
You can find this food truck at the Aloha open-air market in Kihei every day. The best part about South Maui Fish Company is that the menu changes based on what the locally caught fish is.
4. Mo ‘Ono Hawaiʻi
Looking for some healthy, delicious acai bowls? Mo ‘Ono Hawai’i is the place for you with its ‘make your own bowl’ concept. This food truck is parked in Kahului and is a major hit among Maui residents who are trying to eat clean.
All of their bowls are made fresh every day and all ingredients that go into them are without gluten and any added sugars. So, if you’re looking to detox your body after all that heavy eating around, this is where you should drop in. With the owner being super friendly towards customers, the acai bowls are sure to tingle your tastebuds.
All bowls are custom-made with options ranging from fresh fruits including apples, bananas, and pineapples to dry fruits and honey. And this is not just it. The food truck also offers a choice of premium toppings like homemade lilikoi butter(made with passion fruit) which is a game changer. Other premium toppings include peanut butter, greek yogurt, chocolate shavings, and blueberries.
This place is perfect for a filling breakfast or a light meal after lunch. There are picnic tables right outside the food truck, seating is not an issue. So if you’re looking for something light and healthy that tastes oh-so-delicious and fresh, hurry and get your own bowl of delicious acai with fresh toppings.
5. Mediterranean Grill
If you’re craving Mediterranean cuisine, then this is definitely where you should head to.
Located in the Haiku marketplace, this place has picnic tables set out with umbrellas for sunny days. The owners of the truck are extremely friendly and make sure that nobody goes back disappointed.
Every dish features fresh ingredients cooked according to authentic Mediterranean recipes. The chicken shawarma plate is a major hit among customers who say that the meat is cooked to perfection. The Mediterranean grill also features a falafel plate, which is a great alternative for vegetarians dropping by.
With generous portions, another star dish here is the gyros plate or just the gyros in general, the lamb gyro topping the list. Can’t forget the dips when it comes to middle eastern cuisine. The Mediterranean grill features hummus and babaganoush dips which go well with any dish here be it the falafel, chicken shawarma, or lamb kabobs.
There are a variety of other food options to choose from here like the garlic shrimp if you’re looking for seafood options.
You cannot go wrong with anything that you pick from the menu here. If you’re looking for a place to re-energize after roaming in the Haiku marketplace, this is the best place to come and experience the Mediterranean food of a lifetime.
6. Aloha ‘Aina BBQ
On a day-long road trip to Hana? Then, you should try this food truck. Featuring a traditional kiawe barbecue, the smell of grilled meat lures visitors and residents alike.
The food truck features great seating options and is ideally located on the highway. You will come back more than once for the perfectly cooked meat that is so succulent and juicy.
The food truck features plates that you can customize and all of them come with cilantro coconut sticky rice, pohole fern salad, and a delicious cornbread ladled with guava butter. The place allows visitors to choose from a variety of meats but the most favored is the pork belly platter. Other choices include Huli Huli chicken and baby back pork ribs.
They also have plates that have already been specially crafted. So, if you’re too lazy to customize your plate, you can always pick from these. The specialty plates feature the Beef Brisket Loco Moco(brioche bun instead of cilantro coconut sticky rice), a much-loved dish by visitors among other food options.
To refresh yourself and digest all the heavy meat, the organic lemonade here works wonders. That’s not it. This food truck also caters. If you’re looking to organize a great party, let them handle the food part. There is a menu that is just reserved for catering as well.
This island food truck is no short of a restaurant, creating magic with the art of kiawe barbecue. It will not be wrong to say that this is one of the best Maui food trucks on the island.
7. North Shore Noodle Bar
Nothing like a good bowl of Asian food served fresh. North Shore Noodle Bar is a great place to get your hands dirty with some yummy Asian street food.
The best part-they are vegan friendly. The truck is located in Akaku Centre in Kahului near Thai Mee Up and Mo ‘Ono Hawai’i. This truck also features the ‘make your own bowl’ concept with tons of options.
People here rave about the ramen bowls which you can customize with your own choice of noodles, broth, and protein(chicken teriyaki, pork belly, or tofu) along with extra add-ons like jalapenos and roasted mushrooms. The bowls are finished with a side of spicy kimchi.
The steamed buns are another unique dish that taste out of this world. Filled with pork belly cooked in a slow sauce(or tofu if you’re vegan), these buns make sure customers come back time and again. The buns are topped with a coleslaw salad to give you that extra crunch.
With generous portions and prices that are not exorbitant, the North Shore Noodle Bar is picked by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
The food truck also provides outdoor seating with picnic tables set up right outside. The North Shore Noodle Bar is a must-try food truck when you’re on a Maui vacation.
8. Da Nani Pirates
Another well-known place for fresh seafood, Da Nani Pirates has three food trucks around Maui, namely in Lahaina, Kihei, and Kahului. The food truck has all of its ingredients locally sourced and prepared fresh every day.
The fish tacos here have been voted the number one in Maui and are famous worldwide. The seared ahi fish tacos, beer-battered fish tacos, and spicy garlic shrimp tacos are the talk of the town. The tortillas are homemade and each plate contains 3 tacos.
The sliders are another favorite with options ranging from seared ahi to pulled pork. Every plate comes with curly fries and an in-house sauce. The buns are made of guava and passionfruit which may not sound attractive enough but attract a major crowd.
The menu also features fresh organic green salads with fresh ingredients including fruits like pineapple, sprouts, and fresh feta cheese along with plates like the crispy calamari plate.
Da Nani Pirates has something for you even if you are vegan. All dishes have tofu options. What’s more? There is a big TV placed right outside the truck along with outdoor seating to give you the complete entertainment experience.
9. Kraken Coffee
Looking for a great start to the day? Kraken Coffee has got you covered. With a drive-through, you can even grab your drink to-go if you’re too busy to stop by.
With ample outdoor seating, and perky dance music to lighten up the mood, this truck located in Kihei is the best place to get ready for a long day.
With both iced and hot beverages, the truck is the ideal place on a hot, sunny day or on a chilly, winter morning. Even though the name says Coffee, they even have tea options and milk-based drinks, so don’t let the word coffee stop you from dropping in.
Customers keep coming back for the Mocha Wao made of white chocolate and macadamia nut. Other Kraken specials include a caramel-based latte, Haleakalatte, and a dark chocolate mocha with a tinge of mango, Maui Mango Mocha.’
They also have regular coffees which are popular among the crowd heading into work for the day. Espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas are the way to go if you are not looking for any experimenting.
Don’t forget to try the bakery items including banana bread and chocolate chip banana bread along with the coffee. If you are looking for tea, there are a variety of options for you as well.
The best part about Kraken Coffee is that the ice cubes are actually coffee ice cubes so your drink doesn’t end up diluted when kept for long. Customers are in love with this idea!
This place is worth visiting and you will definitely come back more than once.
10. Ono Tacos
Maui food trucks even cater to that Mexican food craving that you’re having. This food truck has the most authentic Mexican food on the island.
Located in Lahaina, Ono Tacos sources all its ingredients locally. The food takes time to cook but that is just the secret to the deliciousness of all of the items on the menu.
One thing to note, this food truck remains shut on Sundays. So, that Mexican craving will have to wait until Monday. But, the delicious tacos and burritos make it worth the wait.
The shrimp tacos and burritos are what everyone talks about. The tortillas are extremely fresh and the meat is juicy and tender. Pair them with some chips and salsa to complete the Mexican experience.
The taco combo is another delicious option. It comes with two tacos, rice, and beans. Even the quesadillas are great as well if you’re looking for something other than the usual tacos. The drinks come in cans, so they are easy to handle.
The place has limited outdoor seating with chickens eyeing your food. This food truck accepts cash only. So, don’t forget the dollar bills when you’re headed here.
11. Kusina Ni Jayboy
The Hawaiian island never fails to surprise when it comes to the food truck scene. Kusina Ni Jayboy is a popular food truck featuring Filipino cuisine.
The truck is very decently priced and is great if you’re on a budget. Located in Lahaina, the food truck has outdoor seating and is liked by residents and tourists alike.
Customers are in love with the crispy pork belly that comes with fried rice. The pork is crispy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside making it a perfect dish. There are different items that you can add to this dish like mushrooms or eggs. Even fried rice can be flavored differently with garlic for garlic lovers.
Another great dish is the barbecue pork skewers. The meat is so perfectly grilled. Even this dish goes well with the fried rice and the loco moco gravy. Get drinks to refresh yourself on a sunny day.
The truck has chickens moving around it and is even entertaining at times. The truck also has free parking for half an hour, only accepts cash, and is easy to spot in the parking lot.
12. Brekkie Bowls
One of the most talked about Maui food trucks, this is the best food truck to come to if you’re looking for a healthy, filling breakfast after a great morning workout at the gym.
Hollie, the owner of the truck, moved to Maui in 2013 and set up this food truck out of her love for food and fitness. The truck is located ideally, right outside a gym in Wailea.
All of their acai bowls and smoothies are vegan, organic, dairy-free, and sugar-free. The food truck works on the make-your-own-bowl concept and customers love the fresh food.
The friendly staff helps you craft the perfect breakfast acai bowl with fresh fruits like bananas, pineapple, strawberries, and blueberries and extra add-ons like walnuts, almonds, protein powder, and granola making sure your body is nourished for the day.
Another go-to is the smoothies with fresh and healthy ingredients blended with your choice of base milk (almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, mac nut milk). The smoothies are great to carry with you if you don’t have time to stop by for a delicious acai bowl.
The ‘I Feel Super’ smoothie combines blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, banana, blue Majik, and chia seeds to make you feel super energized and ready to take on the day.
The delicious and fresh food is loved by people all over the island for its freshness and you should definitely drop by for a wholesome breakfast.
13. Like Poke?
This food truck located in Wailuku features locally caught fish in most of its dishes. The menu comprises traditional Hawaiian dishes. For those who don’t know what poke is, poke is raw marinated fish. This is a great place for fresh seafood.
With a friendly owner and quick service, this place is ideal to get some authentic Hawaiian cuisine. The dishes have great portions and the food truck has a great chef.
The poke bowls are what get people to come back. The bowl consists of rice and pokes served on a base of greens. The poke bowls can serve up to two people. Customers can choose the kind of flavor they want to give their poke bowls (shoyu ginger, shoyu spicy, traditional)
If you are not ready to experiment with raw fish, then the hurricane-fried poke with a side of furikake fries is a great way to go. Another innovative dish is the loaded poke nachos that can generously serve up to four people.
The truck also has t-shirts on sale for customers to get. Don’t forget to visit this food truck if you want to try some authentic Hawaiian cuisine.
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14. The Outrigger Pizza Company
This mobile food truck is located in Kihei and is a great place if you are looking to get your hands on some wood-fired bakes.
This food truck is the one Guy Fieri, an American restauranteur, visited when he was in Maui. His signature can be seen on the food truck and he was extremely pleased with the dishes he tasted.
If you’re looking to experiment, definitely try the lilikoi pork pizza. Highly recommended by customers who were hesitant at first, the lilikoi pork pizza features a lilikoi drizzle made out of passion fruit. The pizza is a great combination of sweet and savory.
If you’re looking for vegetarian options, the White Cheddar Mushroom pizza is the way to go. With bold flavors and a thin crust, this pizza is everything you assume it not to be. Other great dishes include the spicy buffalo chicken pizza and the three-cheese pizza.
All of these pies are baked in a wood-fired oven and are thin-crusted. There are drinks available when you want to quench your thirst. This is a great food truck if you are looking for some delicious wood-fired pizzas. Drop by if you’re craving some hot pizzas on your Maui vacation.
If you’re wondering if these are the only Maui food trucks, then you are highly mistaken. Maui food trucks can be found on almost every corner of every street. This article does not mention Kiawe Wood Fire Grill, Iine Ramen, Kaleis Lunchbox, and Ohana Burger but they are definitely worth a shot.
These are some of the best food trucks you will find around. So, the next time you are going out to Maui, look for the trucks listed above and tick them off your list. None of these trucks will disappoint you, except if they’re sold out. Haha!
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