Short video of the food truck scene across from Costco in Kahului Maui

kiawe grill food truck

Plate Lunch Marketplace:

This unassuming spot has been growing and growing with plenty of great food trucks to meet the lunchtime demand in Kahului.  Imagine you’re pulling out from the Costco gas station on Haleakala Highway, and instead of turning right or left you just go across the road and into this gravelled lot.  Park anywhere in random rows and head over to the cluster of trucks.  There’s a big shady area with lots of picnic tables, garbage and recycling bins, and even some portable potties just in case.

Everyone is enjoying their food, or taking it home to share.  It’s a busy spot, and you might have to wait up to 10 minutes for your order, but you know that means it’s made fresh!  The hard part is deciding what to eat.

Most days you’ll find these trucks serving up ono grinds:

  • Kiawe Wood Fired Grill
  • Kalei’s Lunchbox
  • Thai Mee Up
  • Like Poke?
  • Mo ‘Ono
  • Tacos Maui 8 Wonder
  • Iine Ramen
  • Dino’s Gourmet On-the-Go



Central Maui’s favorite lunchtime spot:

Most of the food trucks are open until 8:00 pm and some of them are now open on weekends too.  Be sure to call ahead and check if you’re making a special trip to come here.  You’ll find these places and their contact info on Yelp.  Click here to see the collection.

Plate Lunch Marketplace ~ 591 Haleakala Highway

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