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Honolulu's 4 best food trucks (that won't break the bank)

Thyda's Tacos | Photo: Grace L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 09, 2019.

Looking to try the top food trucks around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable food trucks in Honolulu, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. El Chamo

Photo: gabriel t./Yelp

Next up is Ala Moana-Kakaako's El Chamo, situated at 423 Kamakee St. With 4.5 stars out of 55 reviews on Yelp, the food truck and Venezuelan spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. Try the empanadas, the arepas or the chicken plate with black beans and white rice. 

2. Thyda's Tacos

Photo: steph k./Yelp

Ala Moana-Kakaako's Thyda's Tacos, located at 1034 Queen St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly food truck 4.5 stars out of 196 reviews. The truck serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas and rice bowls. Choose between chicken, beef, pork or steak. 

3. The Girls Who Bake Next Door

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The Girls Who Bake Next Door, a food truck that offers desserts and more in Nuuanu-Punchbowl, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 140 Yelp reviews. Head over to 210 Iolani Ave., Suite 1 to see for yourself. Cupcakes, cookies, lemon bars and custom cakes are on offer. Try the red velvet cupcake, or opt for the oreo cream. 

4. Punchbowl Cafe

Photo: misha n./Yelp

And then there's Punchbowl Cafe, a Waikiki favorite with five stars out of 38 reviews. Stop by 234 Beachwalk Drive to hit up the food truck, which offers coffee, tea, sandwiches and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget. Try the classic grilled cheese sandwich, the veggie taco wrap or the peanut butter and banana whole wheat wrap. 


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