Event Finds: Downtown
Eat the Street
Put the brakes on looking around for a place to eat. If it’s the last Friday of the month, hit the pavement and Eat the Street at the island’s uber popular monthly food truck rally.
Since Eat the Street launched in 2011 the event has put the pedal to the medal, transforming the kama‘aina preconception of food trucks (or lunch wagon as the locals call them) into mini gourmet kitchens dishing up innovative treats and tidbits. Past attendees have pigged out on themed menus featuring everything from bacon and musubi (a ball of rice, pronounced moo-soo-bee) to chocolate and cheese. If you’re still looking for directions to navigate Hawai‘i’s food truck craze, we have our top tips to help you avoid event traffic!
- Arrive early. Eat the Street starts at 4 pm so plan ahead to arrive a little before four so you can park yourself in front of your favorite trucks!
- Plan your attack. A day or two ahead of time, check out sites like www.StreetGrindz.com and www.NonStopHonolulu.com, download the StreetGrindz app or check out their social media to see what trucks will be there and determine what your must-try dishes are.
- Buckle up! Part of the fun of an event like Eat the Street is the pulsing atmosphere and hordes (which translates to yes, lines) of people. Be prepared to go bumper to bumper for your meal.
For the latest list of participating food trucks, menus and locations visit www.StreetGrindz.com.