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Cheap (but creative) eats at Honolulu food trucks and tents

Tents and trucks draw crowds along Honolulu's waterfront. The cheap eats are offered Monday-Saturday.

Tents and trucks draw crowds along Honolulu’s waterfront. The cheap eats are offered Monday-Saturday.

(Street Grindz)

Tired of $20 burgers on Waikiki Beach? Cheaper and certainly more varied eats await at another waterfront location just a couple of miles away.

Makers & Tasters, a collection of food trucks and tents, is now open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.

Ribs and garlic shrimp are some of the menu items. Lunch and dinner are now offered (Street Grindz)

Located along Kewalo Basin at 1011 Ala Moana Blvd., in Honolulu, Makers & Tasters attracts between eight and 10 vendors each day. Some of the regulars include:

Aloha Plate, winner of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race 

La Roux Hawaii, serving New Orleans cuisine.

Tea On Fleek, which sells iced teas infused with fresh fruit.

There's also a full bar on site.

Street Grindz, the company behind the pop-up food site, already sponsors Eat The Street, a similar event held the last Friday of every month. Marketer Christine Gomez told me the expansion to six days a week helps businesses grow.

"It gives local small businesses an opportunity to showcase their food and [for customers to] find them regularly," she said.

schedule of vendors is updated daily.

Info: (808) 772-3020.

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