Exploring Maui's food trucks offers numerous compelling advantages for your visit. Opting for food trucks not only significantly cuts down on dining expenses in an area known for its pricey eateries but also immerses you in the vibrant outdoor setting and the island's authentic culture in a manner that traditional dining options might not. However, the most persuasive argument for visiting these mobile eateries is the undeniable fact that they serve some of the island's top culinary delights. Scattered throughout Maui, food trucks are a culinary treasure trove. Here's our beginner's guide to discovering the finest among them.

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Kina’ole Grill

Frequently hailed as a favorite by avid fans of Maui's food truck scene, Kina’ole Grill holds a prime spot in Kihei, dishing out traditional Hawaiian fare against the picturesque backdrop of Kamaole Beach Park I. The standout menu item is the seared ahi, a dish that embodies the essence of Hawaiian cuisine and is celebrated as a signature offering at this cherished spot. The general agreement among patrons is that every item on the menu is exceptional.

Spotting the truck is a breeze, thanks to the stunning murals adorning its sides. Open daily from 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Kina’ole Grill can be found at 73 Alanui Ke’ali’i Dr., inviting you to indulge in a culinary experience that's as visually appealing as delicious.

Like Poke?

If poke is your passion, then Maui is a must-visit to experience the origins of the poke craze. The island's food trucks, including Like Poke, offer some of the freshest fish available, a testament to the island's bountiful seas visible from nearly any point.

Located at 1960 Main St, Wailuku, HI, Like Poke? Beyond the traditional bowl, it offers a variety of pokes in numerous forms, such as baked and fried. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri and the revered owner, Danny Kalahiki, spotlighted this truck in 2016, underscoring its standout offerings in a region flooded with poke options.

As of the latest update, Like Poke? welcomes guests from Monday to Friday, 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM, and on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, showcasing its commitment to serving exceptional poke near the Kahului airport.

Thai Mee Up

Thai Mee Up is a celebrated food truck near Kahului Airport on Maui, offering a tempting array of Thai cuisine. Renowned for its delicious noodles and curries, it has earned accolades, including Best Food Truck in Maui in 2018. Open daily from 10 AM to 8 PM at 591 Haleakala Highway, Thai Mee Up invites diners to experience top-notch Thai dishes, with the option to order ahead by phone for convenience.



Maui Fresh Streatery

Maui Fresh Streatery is a unique food truck on Maui, known for its rotating menu that showcases dishes from various countries, changing every one to two weeks. This approach allows diners to experience multiple international cuisines, including Italian, Japanese, Hawaiian, Indian, Korean, and French specialties. Praised by both the Maui News and Maui No Ka Oi Magazine as Maui's best food truck, it's been featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." Visitors are encouraged to check their Facebook/Instagram pages for current locations and menu offerings. The truck primarily serves lunch and is a favorite for its diverse and delicious offerings.

On Maui, food trucks are serious, competitive, and world-class. With access to the best, freshest ingredients and the incentive to innovate, there aren’t many places in the world with higher quality meals on wheels.

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