7 Jul 2021
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the Hawaiian culture is by diving into the food. If you're looking for a more laidback dining environment, or prefer to pick up a meal on the go to take with you to the beach, then Kauai's food trucks are one of your best options. There are a variety of food trucks here on Kauai specializing in anything from Mexican cuisine to authentic Hawaiian cuisine. With reservations at sit down restaurants being booked out for weeks, this is one way to get around that. We highly recommend trying out one of the food trucks during your vacation in Kauai!
Here are Our Top 5 Kauai Food Trucks to Try:
1. Kauai Boil
Kauai Boil is the best when it comes to seafood on Kauai. Kalynne Walker opened Kauai Boil in 2020 after noticing Kauai was missing a good seafood boil joint. Located in Kapa'a, the friendly atmosphere and delicious food will have you coming back for more! You can visit the food truck locatetd in Kapa'a or have it delivered by DoorDash (may not be available based on your location).
- Monday & Tuesday - Closed
- Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Sunday: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
2. Taco Libre
If you're craving authentic Mexican cuisine, Taco Libre has the best Mexican food on the island! We highly recommend tthe Carne Asada fries. The best part is that they're located in Koloa, only three minutes away from any Suite Paradise vacation rental.
- Open Tuesday - Wednesday & Friday - Sunday from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
- Monday and Thursday Closed
Located in Lihue, Big Monster Sushi offer fresh and tasty cuisine. You can try classic sushi rolls like the Salmon Avocado Roll or one of their signature rolls like the I'm Hungry Roll, made with spicy tuna, salmon, cream cheese, avocado, jalapeno, spicy mayo, and unagi sauce. Can you say yum! They also offer great vegetarian options. This food truck is on the pricier side, but the fast service and quality taste makes it worth it. We highly recommend the Poke Bowl or the Duo Sushi Burrito. They're central location in Lihue is makes this food truck in Kauai a must stop.
- Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
- Sunday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Monday: Closed
Da Melting Pot specializes in seafood and offers an array of items on their menu from fish burgers to butter garlic shrimp to Ahi Katsu. One of our team member's favorite dish is their soft shell crab sandwich. You can find Da Melting Pot located next to Otsukas in Kapa'a.
- Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 6:00pm or until sold out
This food truck offers authentic hawaiian style food like Pork Laulau and Kalua, they even offer shaved ice! One of the best things to note about this food truck is that they travel to different beaches on Kauai. As a result, there is not a set schedule so if you happen upon The E-N-G truck, don'tt miss your chance to try some of the best food on the island!