Easy. Affordable. Delicious. These are just a few of the reasons people flock to Maui’s many food trucks. Between trips to the beach and hikes through the jungle, be sure to stop at a nearby food cart for a quick meal. It’s the perfect way to fuel up for your next adventure! Take a look at our favorite trucks below and use our free Travel Guide to find even more local grub.
Your Guide to the Top Food Trucks on Maui
1. HI Thai Food Truck
First up on our list is HI Thai. This truck parks on North Market Street in Wailuku, just half a mile from our inn. Enjoy the flavors of authentic Thai street food with fresh vegetables, herbs, seasonings, and a touch of island-style flair. Menu favorites include the pad Thai shrimp ($12) and fried rice with chicken, vegetables, pork, or beef ($10).
2. Like Poke?
Ahi poke is a staple of the Hawaiian Islands. The famous dish combines cubed fish, green onions, soy sauce, and other tasty ingredients for a healthy, delicious meal. Try it for yourself at Like Poke, right across the street from Costco in Kahului. This truck boasts some of the freshest poke bowls on Maui, and they’re all mixed to order. We recommend stopping by for lunch or an afternoon snack. But, be warned — they tend to sell out early!
3. Geste Shrimp Truck
If you’re heading to Kahului Beach, pull over at Geste Shrimp on Kahului Beach Drive. Geste was named “Best Food Truck on Maui” two years in a row, and for good reason! Their signature shrimp plate ($15) comes with 12 pieces of shrimp, two scoops of rice, and a scoop of crab macaroni salad. You can even choose your shrimp flavor: Hawaiian scampi, hot & spicy, pineapple, and lemon pepper are all terrific options.
4. Braddah Hutts BBQ Grill
Driving Maui’s famous Road to Hana is a must during your visit. And, when you finally get to Hana Town, Braddah Hutts BBQ Grill should be your first stop! Look for the sign that says “Last Food Stop”, and you’ll know you’re in the right place.
This roadside stand offers delicious, island-style cuisine in the form of plate lunches. Choose between giant servings of chicken, ribs, or fish. Then, enjoy your meal at a picnic table and get to know the other diners.
5. Huli Huli Chicken
Okay, fine — this isn’t technically a food truck. However, you must try the Huli Huli Chicken in Hana, one mile from Braddah Hutts. Here, you can indulge in tender, juicy BBQ chicken with a beautiful view of Koki Beach. You won’t leave hungry, either. Each plate comes with half a chicken, fresh salad, and rice for just $12. Beer and canned beverages are also available for purchase.
Did you know? Huli means to rotate or flip over. So, it makes sense that this dish is prepared by flipping the chicken over an open flame!
Start Planning Your Visit
Taking advantage of the island’s food truck scene is a great way to experience Maui on a budget. For more money-saving tips, be sure to book a room with us! The Old Wailuku Inn is a historic B&B run by island natives. We can help you plan the ultimate Hawaiian vacation without breaking the bank! Plus, your stay comes with a delicious, complimentary breakfast each morning and free amenities like beach towels, coolers, pool noodles, and more.
Check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to hear about the rest of your culinary adventures on Maui!