When you want home-inspired Lebanese goodness made to order, you need to take a trip over to the Mediterranean Grill Haiku. Located in the corner of the Haiku Market parking lot, this little food truck brings people in from far and wide daily. Although you almost have quite a long wait ahead, it’s always worth queuing up for a chance to put in your order.
As you line up, you’ll want to take a good long look at the menu to explore all the options before you. There’s endless decadence on tap all throughout the day, making it somewhat difficult to choose between all the dishes. You really cannot go wrong no matter what you get, so just pick something at random if you can’t decide. Or ask at the window for a recommendation and go with the first thing they say.
In the end, you can count on them making every last item fresh using high-quality ingredients. Their time-honored recipes ensure all the flavors are on point, including in their super simple, yet wholly delicious Saffron Rice. Since they make everything to order, you can expect another wait before your food comes out the window. Once it does, all your items will arrive in your hands wrapped with care, letting you enjoy your meal onsite or take it on the road with ease.
If you want to eat onsite, you’ll have to find an open table nearby. All the tables around the food trucks get shared by the patrons of both establishments. So, they’re bound to fill up fast, especially during the lunch and dinner rush. Many people just plop down on the ground nearby when all the seats end up occupied, but you’re also welcome to take your meal to go.
Want to enjoy your food while watching surfers tackle the waves? Just head north on Haiku Road until you reach the Hookipa Lookout. From there, you can watch surfing pros hang ten and perform many other wonderful tricks on the waterfront. The ocean views alone are phenomenal, too, letting you dine in style while soaking in all the best paradise has to offer.
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When you want all the classic gyro flavors in every bite, you cannot go wrong with the Gyro Platter. This dish comes with your choice of premium gyro meat paired with grilled onions and bell peppers. Tzatziki sauce goes all over the top next before saffron rice and warm pita bread land alongside.
Shrimp Garlic Plate
If you’re craving seafood delicacies done right, treat yourself to the Shrimp Garlic Plate. This dish starts with 10 fresh shrimp sauteed in garlic butter. Once that’s done, they plate up the shrimp with rice, hummus, and warm pita bread. The salad comes on the side to bring it all together.
Want to skip the meat without compromising on flavor? Get the Falafel Sandwich. A true vegan favorite, this dish starts with their fresh-made vegetarian patty featuring fava beans and chickpeas. The patty goes in the center of warm pita bread before getting hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and pickled cabbage on top. Tahini sauce and sumac go over it all to beautifully complete this meal.
Once you’re finished with your meal, hop back in line for a taste of their dessert favorites. Although you might want to pick just one, it’s best to get both the Rice Pudding and Baklava. These desserts pair together beautifully, especially with their competing flavors and textures. Just be ready to have a lot leftover once you’re filled to the brim – unless you can find someone to share your dessert with, of course.
-If you’re in a hurry, call ahead to place your order. They’ll have your meal ready to go by the time you land at the window.
-Don’t forget to ask for their housemade hot sauce if you can handle the heat. It’s super scrumptious and wonderfully elevates the flavors in every dish they serve.