Updated December 16, 2019.
Most people are surprised (and delighted) to discover Bonaire’s exceptional food scene. Some of the Caribbean’s most creatively delicious restaurants (that’s another article) are found on this small island. But in recent years, a growing collection of Bonaire food trucks have become favorites of both locals and visitors alike.
Ready for some island style ‘quick and tasty’? Here’s a fleet of our favorite, fabulous, Bonaire food trucks that deliver sensational eats and treats at prices that are easy on the pocket book.
The TripAdvisor list of ‘best restaurants on Bonaire’ proves that food trucks are fierce competitors for the established restaurants. They had to create a new category called “Quick Bites” because the best food trucks, like Kite City, were dominating the overall restaurant listings. And honestly, we understand why. Kite City simply has it all: the perfect oceanfront setting on Te Amo beach with cold drinks, good tunes, and comfortably chilled seating. And the food is simply phenomenal. Fresh seafood, from their sashimi platter to their perfectly grilled tuna burger, are absolute winners. Enjoyed with a glass of their home-made sangria, Kite City is definitely worth a detour – no matter where you are on the island. Kite City is open every day (except Sat) between 11:30 AM and 7PM.
Cactus Blue was one of the first food trucks on Bonaire. Their sign says: ‘You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a burger and that’s pretty close’. In the case of Cactus Blue, we couldn’t agree more. Tamara, the owner, has added her own twist to the now famous lionfish burger and beef burger recipes, Our verdict? As good as it ever was — and maybe better! Make sure to go for an early lunch since you’re probably not the only one who is craving for these heavenly, hand-sized delights. The truck is open Monday to Friday from 11AM to 3PM at Donkey beach across from the airport.
When your weekend includes cravings for homemade goodness, there’s no better place to stop than Dash Kitchen. This popular food truck rolled onto the Bonaire food truck scene in 2018, and serves up specialties like fried chicken biscuit sandwiches (spicy or mild), hearty soups, decadent donuts, cinnamon rolls, and an assortment of other sweet treats. With an emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible (including Bonaire eggs, sea salt and vegetables), the owners of this little food truck also cure and smoke their own bacon and make their chicken sausage from scratch, too. Dash Kitchen is located on the corner of Kaya G.N. Debrot and Kaya Neerlandia (across from Vos di Bonaire radio station), and is open on Saturday and Sunday only from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
King Kong Burger
One of the stalwarts to Bonaire’s food truck movement is King Kong Burger. The truck is centrally located at Bachelor’s Beach, a spot with vistas overlooking Kralendijk bay, with covered tables and plenty of parking. The owners Asko and Jana prepare simple, affordable quality food featuring – you guessed it – hotdogs, hamburgers and fries! They cook for both meat lovers and vegetarians and only use fresh products. KKB is open 11AM til Sunset, Tues-Sat. How does a 100% beef burger with parmesan cheese, truffle paste and arugula sound? Or the Nacho Libre burger with guac, sour cream and salsa? Okay, we’re outta here. Time for lunch!
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