The food truck scene here in Fort Collins is always evolving and growing. They are elbowing their way into the food scene and don’t show any signs of slowing down. The trucks around the area have some of the best finds to feed that hunger in all of Northern Colorado. We recently found a new truck that will undoubtedly find its way into our regular rotation.
Ono Hawaiian Grindz meaning mainly delicious Hawaiian grub says it all. We sat down with Elissa and Nate and learned a little about the truck and the inspiration behind the wonderful food. Elissa’s family is from Hawaii so she grew up eating the local fair. Nate and Elissa moved here from North Carolina about two years ago, it didn’t take long for them to see the opportunity for a new original truck to join the ranks. The truck has been open since July 15th of this year and I’m guessing we will see them for some time.
After meeting with them we were extremely intrigued to try their food. The very next night we took a trip out to Windsor to see our new friends and try some of the great things that made our mouths water the day before. We couldn’t decide on what to get so we decided to try some of their favorites: the Poke Fries, Classic Spam Musubi and the Loco Moco Burger. We ate until our eyes hurt but it was totally worth it. The Poke Fries are hand cut with teriyaki marinated raw tuna, homemade crab dip and a spicy mayo on top. I don’t see us ever going here without getting this. The tuna was so fresh and wonderful. The Spam Musabi was definitely one of my favorites. A handheld snack composing of sushi rice, teriyaki spam, seasonings and green onion all wrapped in seaweed breaded in panko then deep-fried for that perfect crisp… so so good. The Loco Moco burger was a great addition for those that just want to dip their toes into the world of Hawaiian food.
After trying their food and getting to know the faces behind the truck we are excited to see where this truck goes in the future. They have already found themselves around the top of the food truck players in the area. You can look for them at Mash Lab Brewing in Windsor on Thursdays and at Maxline Brewing on Saturdays for the time being.