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Guide to the Kaanapali Lower Honoapiilani Food Truck Park

24 Nov 2019

An exciting new addition to the West Maui casual dining scene, The Ka’anapali Food Truck Courtyard is located on Lower Honoapiilani Highway on the border of Kaanapali and Honokawai. It’s situated across the street from a strip mall that houses a Times Supermarket, Java Jazz coffee shop, snorkel rental shops, and an array of convenience stores. A number of resorts are within walking distance, such as The Honua Kai Resort, The Mahana, and The Kaanapali Beach Club.

This is definitely one of the best food truck courtyards on island, and it’s perfectly situated in West Maui for both residents and visitors to enjoy. It’s just a quick walk from a host of vacation accommodations; resorts, vacation rentals, and hotels. Here’s a great place for visitors to grab a meal that won’t break the bank, and allow them to taste the many unique flavors of Maui’s local food truck scene. 

Guests can enjoy authentic Mexican and Thai food, comfort meals like pastas and burgers, Hawaiian-style smoke meat, fresh fish plates, teppanyaki, and other tantalizing options. There’s even dessert food trucks for those that want to top off their meal with local-style shave ice, or Japanese-style hand-rolled ice cream. 

This Maui food truck courtyard doesn’t have any actual address, so we suggest that you Google Map 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road, and keep your eyes peeled for lights on the ocean side of the road. A couple of the trucks are open at 11am, but the courtyard doesn’t truly come alive until about 5:30pm. The courtyard closes at 9pm, and is generally open Monday-Saturday. Not all trucks take credit cards, so make sure to bring cash*

 

 

 

Liquid

 

The Liquid Food Truck is the ‘brain-child’ and genius idea developed by the founder and operator of the Kaanapali Food Truck Courtyard. Naturally, when you order food, you also order beverages. During the evening, none of the food trucks sell drinks. All guests are directed to the Liquid food truck to purchase refreshing bevies. 

Here is what’s super cool about Liquid! All drink sales at the Liquid Food Truck are donated to local non-profits, local sports teams, and community needs in the West Maui areas. Maui No Ka Oi!

At the Liquid Food Truck, guests can order beverages at a reasonable price-point, which is also appreciated. Options include bottled water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Aloha juices, Arizona Green Tea, Perrier, Coconut Water, Vitamin Water, Pellegrino, Bubble Tea, Lemonade, Kombucha, and Ice Cappuccino. They also sell popcorn!

 

 

El Taco Borracho

 

El Taco Borracho is the only mobile taqueria in this Maui food truck courtyard, and we definitely understand why! There’s no way anyone could compete with the authentic Mexican menu and the super friendly service with a smile. These guys are definitely on point!

At El Taco Borracho, guests can order from a large menu of authentic Mexican offerings; tacos, taco plates, quesadillas, burritos, tortas, shrimp borracho plates, and yummy fish and shrimp plates. 

Their menu is super reasonably priced, and we suggest that you order a few things. The fish and shrimp tacos are delicious, and the shrimp borracho plate is definitely one of a kind. Here’s a Maui food truck that you’ll want to re-visit whether you’re a Maui visitor on vacation or a resident.

 

 

Thai Food By Suri

 

Not only is Thai Food By Suri one of the most popular food trucks at this courtyard, but it’s also one of the most popular Thai food eateries on Maui. 

Suri’s menu is full of authentic Thai food favorites, and each dish is uniquely prepared with fragrant and flavorful spices, and locally grown ingredients. 

Thai Food by Suri’s menu is large and includes a host of tasty Thai choices like starters, salads, soups, rice plates, noodles, and signature dishes. Favorite items include the Papaya Salad, Spring Rolls, Tomyum. Drunken Rice, and the Stir Fry Opakapaka and Ginger. 

 

 

Sparky’s

 

Sparky’s is owned and operated by Duke Sparks, a local boy that was born and raised on Maui. Sparky’s serves Hawaiian-style local fusion food with many signature items like plate lunches, the famous Mom’s Noodle Salad, Loco Moco, Chicken Katsu, Mochiko Chicken, Hawaiian-style Smoked Meat, and more. 

Everything is delicious at Sparky’s and the Smoked Meat is a must order! The Smoked Meat is made from pork that’s soaked in a secret marinade for 5-days, and then slow smoked for 8-hours with Hawaiian Kiawe wood. When served, it’s sautéed in a wok with Maui onions and your choice of homemade fruit glaze flavors (guava, spicy pineapple, strawberry, or lilikoi).

Due to the fact that Sparky’s is so ono (yummy!) and so popular, we definitely suggest that you arrive early before their signature dishes sell out. 

Sparky’s has two food truck locations on Maui. Visit them at the Ka’anapali Food Truck Courtyard (Tuesday-Saturday 5-9pm), or in Kahului at the intersection of Lowes, Target. and Walmart.  

 

 

Da Food Anchor

 

Da Food Anchor is operated by the same owner as El Taco Borracho. Just like their taqueria, this food truck is delicious, consistent, and full of menu items that all will enjoy. 

Da Food Anchor is like the ‘comfort food truck’ of the courtyard. Guests can order familiar menu options like appetizers, salads, gyros, pastas, sandwiches, and burgers. We also love the healthy portions, how they support local Maui farms throughout the menu, and the easy-going price points. 

Favorite menu items at Da Food Anchor include the Crispy Calamari, Lamb Gyro, the Broke da Mouth Burger, and the Shrimp Alfredo. 

 

 

Hooked

 

Hooked is the premier fresh fish plate food truck at the Ka’anapali Food Truck Courtyard! Here’s where residents and visitors can taste the many flavors of Hawaii’s oceans with unique and healthy preparations. 

First of all, all fish plates are served with your choice of white or brown rice. The menu has 10 options, and they’re all custom designed to savor the flavor. 

We love them all, but here’s an idea of our top picks from the Hooked menu. The Thai Dragon is shrimp marinated with red curry, lemongrass, and ginger. The Fish & Chips feature fresh Hawaiian Mahi Mahi tempura served with a citrus dipping sauce. The Poke Bowl (can be ordered spicy or not) is fresh Hawaiian Ahi tuna mixed with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, maui onions, green onions, and sesame oil. The Spicy Poke Bowl is served with a tasty chipotle aioli.

You definitely can’t go wrong at this Maui food truck. Their food promises that you’ll be hooked, and back in no time!

 

 

Paniolo BBQ

 

Maui’s Paniolo BBQ food Truck is where Hawaii and Western-style BBQ finds a happy home. Here is where guests can taste traditional local-style Hawaiian foods prepared in a traditional, yet unique BBQ fashion. 

When ordering at the Paniolo BBQ, first you decide on the protein, then a hot side, and a cold side. This spot has rotating specials, and some unforgettable BBQ sauces. It’s lip-smacking good!

Favorite menu items include Huli Huli Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Pipikalua Beef. We definitely suggest that you hit up this BBQ food truck early so you can order some of their signature dished before they sell out!

 

 

Ba Gul Ba Gul

 

After enjoying your meal, and before returning home to you Maui resort rental or hotel, make sure to grab some dessert from the Ba Gul Ba Gul food truck. It’s the brightly lit blue food truck located on the North Side of the courtyard. They’re full of sweet treats for all to enjoy!

At Ba Gul Ba Gul, guests can order local-style shave ice with lots of tasty syrups and toppings, fresh juices, ‘Snow Blast,’ and ice cream rolls. If you have yet to see and taste a Japanese-style hand-rolled ice cream, you’re in for a real treat!

When ordering a traditional shave ice, guests can choose up to three flavors like Blue Hawaii, Coconut, Pina Colada, Strawberry, Cherry, Watermelon, Pink Bubble Gum, Passion Fruit, and more.

When ordering hand-rolled ice cream, the first step is choosing your flavor. Ba Gul Ba Gul offers a huge array of ice cream flavors like strawberry, blueberry, taro, ube, vanilla, chocolate, lilikoi, mango, green tea, and other sweet delights. The second step is to choose your two toppings: nutella, li hing maui powder, red beans, gummy bears, fruity pebbles, coconut flakes, and a host of more options. The last step is to decide if you want whipped cream or no whipped cream! 

 

 

 

 

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