If you want to taste several unique flavors of the North Shore, you only need to drive 5-7 minutes from your hotel, Turtle Bay Resort to the town of Kahuku, where you will come across the roadside food court. Sure, it’s home to the famous Giovanni’s shrimp truck. But the food court is a smorgasbord of several other local food trucks and stands.
There are more than a dozen food vendors to choose from. Whatever you are craving, they have it. There’s tacos, pizza, Korean food, vegan, vegetarian, BBQ corn, Thai food, BBQ and Hawaiian food. There’s also a coffee cart, frozen yogurt, Acai bowls, shave ice and funnel cake.
You can check out more than just food too. There are also vendors stands where you can get keepsake items to take home including aloha wear and Hawaii inspired trinkets. You can even find two art galleries displaying the work of North Shore artists Carlos Mozo and the Hilton Art Box Gallery.
How to get there:
1. Turn left from Turtle Bay Resort onto Kamehameha Hwy.
2. Continue on Kamehameha Hwy for five minutes. Kahuku Roadside Food Court will be on your left.
Here’s some tips to enjoy the food trucks:
1. Get there early - Most places start serving lunch around 11 a.m. Tour buses are known to bring crowds starting at noon.
2. Bring cash - Some vendors do take credit cards but most only accept cash, including Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck.
3. Wear sunscreen and a hat- There isn’t much shade, although there is a shaded seating area by Giovanni’s.
Kahuku isn’t the only town on the North Shore where you can taste and experience several food trucks. Here is the delicious deets on some other places you can check out near Turtle Bay Resort.
Location: 10 minute drive from Turtle Bay Resort.
Turn right on Kamehameha Hwy. Several food trucks will be on your left hand side, across the street from Shark’s Cove.
Location: 20 minute drive from Turtle Bay Resort.
Turn right on Kamehameha Hwy and drive until you get to Haleiwa town.
Towards the end of the small town you will encounter two separate food truck clusters. One is across the street from Mc Donalds.
The other is on the same side of the street as Mc Donalds but a minute or two further down the road.
Hukilau Market Place, Laie
Location: This food truck stop is located at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie.
Turn left on Kamehameha Hwy. from the hotel.
It’s about another 5-7 drive past the Kahuku food trucks. Hukilau Marketplace will be on the right hand side.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and taste the North Shore! If you don’t have a rental car you can always catch the city bus or an Uber/Lyft. An Enterprise car rental is located near our bell desk if you would like to rent a car for the day to explore as well.