“My Office”, a gourmet food truck, is situated off the beaten path from all the more famous Kihei restaurant establishments. It is located in the Hi Technology Park’s back-area parking lot on the right side of the Park Plaza building (1300 N. Holopono St., Kihei). You can’t miss the clean white truck with the colorful vegetables and fruit spelling out “My Office”. Check out their web page at www.myofficemaui.com or their facebook page to find out the daily specials, soups, and other yummy things!
Until “My Office” arrived, the Hi Technology Park really had no in-house place for its many employees to gather and share a meal. Maui’s technology businesses are growing, and its workers had been needing a place to socialize, share ideas, and enjoy the Maui lifestyle together. Since “My Office” opened its service window, the young professionals within the Park have found their way to this unique idea of eating.
“My Office” is owned and operated by a husband and wife team, Douglas and Belia Paul. Douglas was an instructor for 8 years at the Maui Culinary Academy, helped open Spago here on Maui, and was Wolfgang Puck’s pastry chef in Las Vegas.
They open their trailer window at 7:30 am Monday through Friday, so you could stop by for a delicious breakfast burrito for only $3.75, lox and bagel, quiche, or the locals’ favorite spam musibi before your round of golf. The breakfast menu is served all day but the lunch menu starts at 11 am and runs until 4:30 pm. For lunch choose from sandwiches, wraps, subs, chicken salad, turkey or beef burgers, or the daily lunch plate special. Every day always features a flavorful vegetarian or meat soup all at a price that can’t be beaten. Purchase a 24 oz container of soup and take some home for dinner. Top off your lunch with a freshly-baked cookie, or something healthy like veggies or fruit.
According to “My Office’s” facebook page, it is even possible for the trailer to leave its normal resting spot. In February, the entire operation set up at nearby Kalama Park to take advantage of the crowds of tourists and locals enjoying the Whale Day celebration hosted by the Pacific Whale Foundation.
Since their food is strictly ‘to go’ you won’t find any picnic tables near their trailer. But the perfect solution is to eat in the Park Plaza courtyard which is furnished with beautiful teak table and chairs and an abundance of beautiful flowers, shrubs and plants impressively landscaped. It’s a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere.
If this mobile food cart turns out to be a huge success, I think we might start to see more gourmet food carts on Maui. Having traveled to Austin, TX, I know that food carts can be quite a fun tourist attraction.
[Image Source: My Office website]