A handful of new food trucks are circling Baltimore's streets. We're catching up with them in advance of A Taste of Two Cities, the big June 23 Baltimore vs. D.C. food truck rally.
Here's Hula Honey's Hawaiian Shave Ice. Billed as "Charm City's littlest dessert truck," Hula Honey's vehicle was designed by and custom-fabricated for owners Momi Antonio and Ramsay Barnes on a Bajaj auto rickshaw (known in India as a tuk-tuk, and similar to the Piaggio Ape of Italy).
Antonio was born and raised in Hawaii. She's been living in Baltimore for the past 12 years, and figured it was time to share her love of Hawaiian shave ice (that's what they call it) with Baltimore. Both she and Barnes also share their hobby of collecting and riding vintage scooters.
The ice in a Hawaiian-style shave ice is more finely shaved than in a traditional Baltimore sno-ball. Hula Honey's traditional flavors include pink lemonade, egg custard, root beer, fruit punch, blue raspberry, coconut & pina colada. Organic flavors are mango peach, raspberry, blueberry, peach, and vanilla bean. They'll be shipping in flavors from Hawaii, too - mango, mai tai, lychee, passion fruit are on the way.