When you envision what you might discover in a parking lot behind a gas station, the best poke on Maui probably isn’t at the top of the list. But somehow the South Maui Fish Company food truck pulls it off. They partner with local fisherman to source fresh, sustainable seafood, which means menu items change daily, but typically include poke, tacos, grilled fish plates, and ceviche. There are tables and chairs set up under umbrellas or you can walk across the street to eat at Kalama Beach Park. You can also get freshly-caught fish fillets to take with you and hopefully not ruin on the grill of your vacation rental.
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