What is Warehouse 3540?

Located in Lawai on the island of Kauai, Warehouse 3540 features trendy shops, food trucks, and shave ice. As the name implies, it’s located in a warehouse and has a bit of a Portland hipster vibe. Had my Mom (who lives on Kauai) not told me about it, I wouldn’t have even known to stop.

As soon as I walked in, I felt like this was the ultimate spot on Kauai for millennial moms. With plenty of on-site parking, getting in and out of Warehouse 3540 with small children is a breeze. Plus there are tables and chairs set up outside in the shade or inside under the fans. And most of the boutiques offer clothing suitable for #momlife and tons of chic baby and toddler items. Not only can moms grab lunch and shop, but Warehouse 3540 also hosts special events like story times and a Friday Market!

Warehouse 3540 boutique shops on Kauai
I loved all the mommy and baby options at Ivy & Co. at Warehouse 3540 on Kauai.

The first shop that caught my eye was Ivy & Co. This shop had a cool mix of vintage Hawaiian prints and modern flourishes. Their current collection includes head bands, boho wraps, baby soft blocks, bunting, garland, rag ropes, burp-cloths, mini-wash cloths, coasters, custom furniture, clothes pins, tees and tank tops.

Boutique shopping at Warehouse 3540 on Kauai
Aren’t these the cutest swimsuits? Such adorable options at WORKSHOP!

WORKSHOP was also a shop that had me drooling. Mostly over the unique and flattering dresses of machinemachine. I was still nursing my youngest when I browsed Warehouse 3540, so I didn’t even want to tempt myself. But, I’m definitely hitting them up on my next trip to Kauai.

Boutique shop at Warehouse 3540 on Kauai
These Hoa Kai Turkish towels were so soft!

Salt + Sea was another boutique shop that I had to check out. They offer an extensive range of the hottest trends in ladies swimwear and accessories. I really loved that many of their products are made in Hawaii. I’m kind of obsessed with Aloha Collection right now, so it was awesome to see some of their products in person.

Kickshaws

Kickshaws food truck at Warehouse 3540 on Kauai
Kickshaws is my new favorite food truck on Kauai!

The main reason for our stop at Warehouse 3540 is because my Mom kept telling me about Kickshaws. She had been hearing nothing but rave reviews from her friends about the food here and she wanted to check it out for herself. I’m always down to check out a food truck and I was really amazed with how many food trucks are on Kauai this year compared to the past few years.

Kickshaws food truck at Warehouse 3540 on Kauai
This burger from Kickshaws is the tastiest burger I’ve ever experienced!

When my Mom suggested we check out Kickshaws for lunch, I wasn’t sure I wanted to eat burgers on Kauai. I typically try to eat as much Hawaiian food or food I can’t find elsewhere. Then I tried the 100% Awesome Burger (yes, that’s the actual name.) Holy moly was it INCREDIBLE. It had bacon inside the patty and was topped with the ripest tomato. Plus it was topped with crispy bacon and a pineapple-black pepper-onion marmalade. My burger also came with charred Brussels sprouts (which were amazing) and chips.

We also got an order of Hot Totty for the boys. It’s tater tots smothered in house-made pepper jack cheese sauce. The pepper jack cheese had a bit too much kick for my boys, so I *had* to help them out a bit. It’s the perfect size to share with a whole table.

The Fresh Shave

The Fresh Shave at Warehouse 3540 on Kauai
We LOVED the fresh fruit on our artisan Fu Man Chu shave ice from The Fresh Shave.

The Fresh Shave was my initial reason for stopping at Warehouse 3540. My ideal trip to Hawaii involves partaking in shave ice every single day. I usually have to convince my Mom to stop and she usually will try a bite and call it good. She never really understood that obsession over shave ice. That is until she tried some of the new shave ice spots on Kauai!

The Fresh Shave at Warehouse 3540 on Kauai
My son is a self-proclaimed shave ice taste tester and he gobbled down his shave ice AND most of mine!

I had to stop eating my amazing burger in order to save room for shave ice. It was definitely worth it. We ordered the Fu Man Chu, which consisted of strawberry, banana and cream topped with fresh strawberry puree and banana. If you’ve ever had the bananas on Kauai, you know they are the most flavorful bananas ever.

We also ordered The Whiskers, which featured sweet mint and lime. My Mom had ordered this before and couldn’t stop thinking about it. It may have been the most refreshing shave ice I’d tasted and it was the perfect way to cleanse our palette after truly enjoying our meal!

Warehouse 3540 on Kauai

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48 Comments

  1. This place looks awesome! I love little shops and food trucks. lol. Wish I had something like this near me

  2. Wow those burgers actually look like the tastiest burgers I’ve ever seen! 😀 Lovely post overall <3

    • marciecheung Reply

      It was AMAZING! I immediately texted the photo of the burger to my hubby and insisted he plan on joining me next time!

  3. I love the concept of this! The vintage prints would be fun to check out. You are lucky to have your mom living there. Excellent insider tips!

  4. The 100% awesome burger looks awesome! This warehouse is a great place to shop and eat by the sound of it. You’re right about the swimming costumes, they’re adorable.

    • marciecheung Reply

      That burger is seriously the tastiest burger I’ve ever had (and I’ve eaten a LOT of burgers!)

  5. I have make the trek to try out local food trucks, too! Glad to see your Mom was right and it was worth the trip! A little shopping and finish with shaved ice sounds great.

  6. This sounds like an amazing place to visit! I love the cute swimsuit prints too. And the food looks so delicious. How cool that you’re mom lives there.

    • marciecheung Reply

      Kauai is such a special island, so I’m really lucky I can visit my Mom there!

  7. This place looks so good! I love all the bright prints and the food looks absolutely delicious! Would love to visit!

  8. This places look so much fun. It has great places to eat and to shop. I hope I can visit soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • marciecheung Reply

      It’s a really unique spot on a beautiful island!

  9. I am a shaved ice freak! I fell in love with it when I came to Hawaii, but nobody makes it as good as the Island. What a fun warehouse with so many goodies. I love the Aloha Auntie shirt!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Shave ice has really become an art form now! So tasty and beautiful!

  10. That shave ice looks amazing! That’s one of the things that is just never replicated in quite the same way on the mainland. I haven’t been to Kauai in like 15 years, but I’ll definitely go to this warehouse next time I visit!

    • marciecheung Reply

      I’ve struggled to find good shave ice on the mainland, too! Hope you make it back to Kauai soon!

  11. Warehouse 3540 looks a nice place for a short stopover. This place has lots of trendy shops with vintage styled clothing. Ice shaves are my favorite and I would love to visit this place for ice shaves. Other food trucks also look wonderful and nice place to eat out.

  12. Lindsey Mozgai Reply

    I’ll be taking my first trip ever to Hawaii on Monday! This article came for me at the perfect time! Thanks for sharing.

    • marciecheung Reply

      Oh awesome! I hope you have such a fabulous trip!

  13. What a fun trip! Wish I stowed away in your suitcase. LOL! Loving all of your fantastic pictures from the trip and would absolutely love to take a trip there. Thanks for allowing me to live vicariously through your eyes. Great Post!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Thanks! I’m so lucky my Mom lives there and I always have an excuse to visit!

  14. What a great little gem of a place to visit, I love converted warehouses and especially when they have been changed into trendy area full of shoes and places to eat. That burger from Kickshaws looks so very tasty and yummy that has made my mouth water. I have never been to Hawaii but I will definitely be adding this to my list.

    • marciecheung Reply

      I hope you make it to Hawaii someday! Great people and yummy food!

  15. What an amazing place to hang out, shop and eat! Food trucks do offer some unique twists on the every day meal. Looks like you and your family had a great time.

    • marciecheung Reply

      It was DELICIOUS! I’m hoping other families make it a stop on their vacation!

  16. I like to spend some time shopping every now and then and the clothes at 3540 look pretty and comfortable and colourful, but as you mentioned, for me the highlight would be the food-trucks because I am a total foodie and a huge advocate of food trucks. Lovely place and now i’m hungry….

    • marciecheung Reply

      I love to support small businesses, so this place stole my heart!

  17. Abhinav Singh Reply

    This is so cool. The fact that it is inside a warehouse makes it exciting. I am sure that the ‘Awesome burger’ lived up to its names. Though I wonder if they had an option for the vegans?

    • marciecheung Reply

      I can’t remember if they any vegan options. But, Kauai has a TON of vegan restaurants and food trucks.

    • marciecheung Reply

      YES! It’s definitely worth a stop on your next trip!

  18. Oooh, I love the Portland hipster vibe, haha. Warehouse 3540 seems like a great place to check out in Kauai, I’d definitely stop by to try the shaved ice spot. Always down for shaved iced.

    • marciecheung Reply

      Shave ice is the BEST and this place takes it up a notch!

  19. Oh my! I totally love the set up of this place. Its so quirky, cool and unique. The name warehouse goes well with the concept. Food looks appetizing but that shaved ice looks so tempting…

    • marciecheung Reply

      It’s a fabulous concept! I love the trendy vibe!

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