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The Essential Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Published on February 12, 2018 by AlohaCondoRental-dot-com
The Essential Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Some of Maui's best 'grinds' (food) are offered up from Food Trucks.  We've put together this 'Essential Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui' as a jumping off point for what's sure to be an ever growing list of hidden gems that are sprouting up around South Maui (North Kihei to South Wailea) and Island wide.

There's no arguing that Maui is one of Hawaii's top gastronomic destinations with it's fusion of Island-Asian style blended with traditional Polynesian and sprinkled with European influence. The top end restaurants though wonderful and decadent come with a hefty price tag. Maui's local food trucks offer up amazing, mouth watering, local style dishes aimed at the average to budget traveler and local alike.

Get ready to thrill your taste buds with these local style grinds!

1. Kina'ole Grill

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Let's start with Kina'ole Grill Food Truck. Kina'ole Grill appeals right away with their beautiful turquoise truck painted with a lei-making beauty and an outrigger-canoeing guy. But though their truck is eye-catching, it's what's being served from the widow on the other side that has locals and tourists talking. Sample menu items range from fresh grilled Ahi to Chicken Katsu. The Crispy Calamari is a big hit with it's Dynamite Sauce as is the Coconut Shrimp! How do Pulled Pork Sliders with delicious Guava BBQ Sauce sound? 

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Kina'ole Grill Food Truck can be found just across from Kamaole I beach (Bonus! It's walking distance from our condo!) in South Kihei.

Link - https://www.facebook.com/KinaoleGrillFoodTruck/

Hours - 7 Days a Week 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Prices - $11-30

Address - Corner of S. Kihei Road and Alanui Kealili Dr,  Kihei, HI 96753

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

2. Aloha Thai Fusion

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Maybe you've had grilled Ahi and Mahi Mahi a few days in a row and are looking for something delish but just a little different. Then no problem because parked right next to Kina'ole is Aloha Thai Fusion Food Truck (and catering)!

Why not try some Hand Rolled Spring rolls all vegetarian with fresh herbs, or Maui's voted Number One Pad Thai Chicken or Shrimp?  Can't go wrong with their Fresh Grilled Fish Tacos made with stone ground tortillas and pineapple coleslaw w/cilantro lime mango crème fraiche!

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Link - http://www.alohathaifusion.com/food-truck-menu

Hours - 7 Days a Week 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Prices - $8-25

Address - Corner of S. Kihei Road and Alanui Kealili Dr,  Kihei, HI 96753 (Use map above)

 

3. Big Beach BBQ

Now Big Beach BBQ has a big local following as they've been serving up BBQ delights on island for some time now. They had a regular spot at the Maui Brewing Co but just announced their new location at the Kukui Mall.  Their motto - "Pork & Pelagics is what we do." - keeping it simple.

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

The meat is smoked in Kiawe and the fish is caught locally, offering you a genuine taste of the islands that’ll keep you coming back for more. Vacation over? No problem, they sell their BBQ Sauce and Hot Sauce so you can take some of the islands home with you.

Menu items range from Pulled Pork Tacos to a side of Mac Salad (it's a 'thing ' in Hawaii) to the Pine Dog (pineapple infused pork link).

They constantly move between their locations in Makena (Big Beach), and Kukui Mall.  But,  they don’t move at random, so if you’re ever curious about where they’ll be and when, just go to any of their social media pages or head over to their website to check out their schedule!

Link - https://www.instagram.com/bigbeachbbq or https://www.bigbeachbbq.com/

Hours - Wednesday 5pm - 10pm , Fri, Sat, Sun 11am - 5pm

Prices - $3-14

Address - Varies but their Kukui Mall location is;   1819 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753

4. Jawz Fish Tacos

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

If you're headed out to Makena Beach (aka Big Beach) or any beach in that vicinity then no need to pack a lunch, just head over to Jawz Fish Tacos. It's oh so much more than just fish tacos. For a food truck, they offer a nice variety on their menu. Everything from (of course) Fish Tacos to Shave Ice (again, in Hawaii it's a 'thing').  Maybe you forgot your water bottle and you're mouth is full of salt water from body surfing at Big Beach, no problem - Jawz has you covered.

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Link - https://www.yelp.com/biz/jawz-tacos-big-beach-makena

Hours - Monday - Saturday (Closed Sunday) 10:30am - 7:30pm

Prices - $4-12 BRING CASH, it's a little isolated out at Makena.

Location - Makena Beach Parking lot #1

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

5. Horhito's Mobile Taqueria

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui
Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

I'm sensing a theme here for South Maui Food Trucks - Tacos!  Next up on our list is Horhito's Mobile Taqueria.

Open daily from 10am-9pm, specializing in Mexican Cuisine, Horhitos was voted Maui’s Best Food Truck in MauiTimes Best of Maui Issue. The shrimp ($3) and fish (ono or mahi, $4) tacos come on flour tortillas with shredded lettuce, cheese, chipotle mayo and pico de gallo. The steak, al pastor and smoked roast pork tacos ($2) are served on corn tortillas and topped with onions and cilantro. The menu also includes breakfast burritos and wraps, Hawaiian plates, quesadilla, burritos and hot dogs.

Link - https://www.facebook.com/HorhitosMobileTaqueria/

Hours - 7 days a Week, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Prices - GREAT! $2-9

Address - 1941 S Kihei Rd,  Kihei, HI 96753

 

6. South Maui Fish Company

One of my all time favorites that I stumbled upon by chance when they were first starting out is South Maui Fish Company. Give their poke bowl a try, it's amazing!

From their website; "At South Maui Fish Company we take great pride in offering you the freshest quality of fish.  Daily catch coupled, with much of our menu being locally sourced produce and as many sustainable ingredients as possible.  We want our customers to have a great meal while having the least amount of impact on our environment."

Link - http://southmauifishco.com

Hours - Monday - Saturday 11:00a.m. - 8:30 p.m (Open until they sell out, which does happen)

Prices - $3-26

Address - 22 Alahele pl. Kihei, HI, 96753 (Behind the Union 76 station on S Kihei Rd)

7. Outrigger Pizza

A departure from the food trucks above is Outrigger Pizza. Offering up pizza delights such as White Cheddar Mushroom and Chicken Bacon Ranch!  You'll also find other amazing pizza flavors from this mobile eatery such as Pesto Pie and Spinach Delight. Maui's first wood-fired pizza food truck, the chef/owner uses Kiawe wood in the over and hand makes each pie while you wait! Check them out at the Kukui Mall. Psst... Kiawe is a lesser known species of Mesquite.

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Link - https://www.outriggerpizzas.com

Hours - Monday - Saturday 11-830pm

Prices - $8-15

Location - Kukui Mall 1819 S Kihei Rd, Kihei HI 96753 (see Big Beach BBQ above)

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

8. Kihei Station Food Trucks Court

Recently, a little-used parking area behind the mauka (mountain side) Azeka Shopping Center has been converted into a food court of food trucks. From their website "Kihei Station Food Truck / Trailer Pod is a culinary carnival with a rotating lineup of culinary curiosities that are sure to amaze, delight and astound."

There are shade structures, games and plenty of trucks to choose from.

Here's a list of some of the food trucks rotating in/out at Kihei Station with about 5 or 6 in residence at any given time.

Teddy's Burgers - Authentic home-style burgers, thick shakes and all the traditional sides.

Just Put In - Serving up the French-Canadian delicacy known as Poutine (French Fries topped with cheese curds and brown sauce/gravy)

808 Street Grindz - Grilled cheese, Sliders, Tacos and sides

Bait & Hook - A Seafood Eatery - Poke, Chowder, Fish Tacos and more

Gyro - Greek Mediterranean Grille - Gyro, Salad, Falafel, Hummus

Da Nani Pirates - Tacos, Wraps, Salad, Sandwiches

Veg Out - Vegetarian Cuisine -

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo - Fried Chicken, Buckets of fried chicken, sandwiches, sides

Pua‘a BBQ - Traditional Southern BBQ, Chili, Wings, Sandwiches

Kau Kau 2 Go Munch Wagon - Hawaiian-Asian Fusion, local style mixed plate, handcrafted burgers, sandwiches with a twist

Lahaina Hot Dog Co - All beef hot dogs, sausages & more

Old Lahaina Town Coffee - Coffee

Melemele Sweet Shop -

Off the Griddle - Waffles

Guide To Food Trucks Of South Maui

Several more trucks are slated to be added in the near future. We'll update this post as new trucks rotate in and out.

Link - https://www.kiheistation.com/

Hours - 11:30 - 8pm

Prices - Varies depending on vendor

Location - 1 Pi’ikea Avenue, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96761 (Behind Azeka Shopping Center)

Have a favorite food truck in South Kihei or on Maui, drop us a note below in the comments section, we'd love to hear from you!

Looking for more Maui vacation ideas? Lots of things to see and do,

come on over and visit our Local Maui Guide or Maui Events Calendar!

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We are Laurie (Lali) & Jeff, owners of Kihei Akahi unit DG13. Owning a home on Maui has been a dream from the first time Laurie set foot on the island more than 20 years ago. Year after year we have traveled here to enjoy all that Maui has to offer. It’s a magical place that calls us back time after time. Laurie’s affinity with the Hawaiian islands extends beyond just vacationing and goes back two generations. Tutu, Laurie’s grandmother came to Oahu with with her husband Robert in the 1940’s, invited by Elizabeth Arden to open her first salon at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki. Leilani, Laurie’s mom, was born in Honolulu in April of 1941. Later that year, on the morning of December 7th, while her father was golfing at Pearl Harbor Golf Course the bombing of Pearl Harbor started. Tutu and baby Leilani stayed in Honolulu while Bob returned to San Francisco and began work as a civil servant. Transportation from the islands to the Mainland was restricted and Tutu and Leilani were unable to return to their previous home on the mainland for months. Tutu had spunk and was tenacious! She wrote President Roosevelt repeatedly imploring him for help on their return passage. Eventually, she received a letter from President Roosevelt’s secretary and was granted passage back to San Francisco. It wasn’t until 2004 when Leilani was able to make Maui her second home. She also owns a condo in Kihei Akahi! In 2017 Laurie followed suit. There’s just something about Maui that is magical and keeps drawing this family back. What we do when we’re not on Maui family photo Our full-time home is a small farm in Calistoga in the Napa Valley, California. Jeff is a 7th generation Calistogan. His family was instrumental in the formation of our town. He is a realtor specializing in the wine industry and his business focus is on Pinot Noir vineyards, wineries and high end wine country estates. He spends much of his free time fishing and camping in our 1968 Airstream trailer. Laurie is an artist and dabbles in a variety of media. Fiber arts and textiles occupy most of her artistic endeavors and includes spinning wool or silk on one of her many spinning wheels, weaving, knitting or dyeing fibers. When not playing in the fiber arts world, she practices yoga, swims and is an avid gardener and beekeeper. Married 28 years, we have two adult children (Kara & Casey) and one very spoiled Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix named Frankie.
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