Kaka‘ako to host this week’s Eat the Street

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To say that last month’s Eat the Street was successful would be an understatement.

Over 1,200 street food fans fought through the masses in search of their favorite street grinds. This Friday, Eat the Street’s second event moves to a larger venue in the Kaka‘ako neighborhood through a partnership with landowner Kamehameha Schools.

Here’s a detailed map of the Eat the Street Kaka‘ako location:

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With the larger venue, 26 food trucks and street food vendors and extended media coverage by Nonstop Honolulu and KITV4, Eat the Street Kaka‘ako is expected to draw a crowd twice the size of the first event.

Food trucks will be situated on the Ewa side of the lot, while vendor tents, eating areas and the DJs will be stationed on the opposite side to minimize congestion.

Eat the Street Kaka‘ako will also have more parking options, including a designated parking area with over 100 stalls. There’s also ample street parking options on South Street and surrounding cross streets.

It’s amazing that it was just a few weeks ago when StreetGrindz.com, Nonstop Honolulu and Kamehameha Schools came to the table with ideas on how to collaborate and take Eat the Street to the next level.

With a master plan to develop 29 acres in the Kaka‘ako area into a thriving residential and commercial community, Kamehameha Schools saw Eat the Street as a great opportunity to connect with the neighborhood and get involved with a grassroots event that supports local businesses. Kamehameha Schools’ Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka’ako project spans over nine city blocks, bordered by Cooke, South, Halekauwila streets and Ala Moana Boulevard.

Nonstop Honolulu, meanwhile, got on board because we loved the idea of supporting a grassroots event in the heart of Honolulu that’s centered on something we’re passionate about too — eating!

So come early on Friday, and bring your friends for a night of food, fun and good times.

Did you attend the last Eat the Street event? If so, do you have any tips for first-timers? If not, we hope to see you there. We want to hear from you in our comments section — join the conversation!


It'll be my first time and I'm super excited


The cool thing about this location is that if you can't park in the main lot there are quite a bit of alternatives for parking in the vicinity--street parking spaces, Restaurant Row if you have to, etc. The last one was not too bad either since I know a lot people parked at Ala Moana ;-), but this is a little more comfortable. After a certain time parking in the Koreamoku area gets pretty scarce, lucky I got there early last time and found one by Don Quijote. Anyway I will be there as early as I can for this one too!


I will be there at 4:30 p.m., maybe even at 4 p.m., and yes I know it doesn't start til 5 ;)

johngarcia moderator

If you folks have any questions on parking, hours, location, etc. please let us know! Also, if you're in foursquare and plan to attend, please check-in so we can swarm!


funny how street food and mobile food vehicles are so new to America. it's also funny how Hollywood seems to anticipate social trends- Blade Runner, The 5th Element and others. the movie industry teases out little gems that we later see reflecting our daily lives. "Dalas Corbin! you are fired!. oh, so sorry"

nonstopmari moderator

v excited abt this MASSIVE lot and curious to see how the trucks will configure this time. last month's half-circling of the wagons must have been fun to watch. hoping we'll be able to get that time-lapse. anyway, excited!


@Melissa_Kim Good idea to come early and scope out what parking spots are available, even if it's metered parking.


@turkfontaine If what you say is true, then we have the infamous three seashells from Demolition Man to look forward to....

But Dallas Corbin did get a free lunch from that message, though!