You haven’t experienced food truck culture until you’ve driven down the Kahaluu coastline and pulled over every other mile. Trust me on this one.
The food trucks in Honolulu are authentic. Everywhere else’s food trucks seem too put together now, like they’re trying to have a food truck business when Hawaiians just do. It’s who they are AND what they do.
The king of all food trucks though and the prime example of what I’m going on about is Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck in Kahuku. Sitting front and center within a village of food trucks, it sticks out from the rest like a full grown elephant at a candy store. Probably because of the long, but quickly moving line starting from the small window.
Like most food trucks, Giovanni’s menu is small, to the point and saliva inducing. But there is no question about it, YOU MUST GET THE GARLIC SCAMPI PLATE! I didn’t even know about the hype surrounding these garlic shrimp until after I was home. I just thought we hit the jackpot of unplanned eating. And to think we almost didn’t stop.
I dare you to take a drive from Waikiki to the North Shore with out stopping. No, not even once.
… Don’t fall for that! I want you to stop. I actually dare you to stop and try something from every single truck you see. My most valuable piece of advice for eating in Hawaii is never eat until you’re full, and eat with someone who will share meals with you. You never know which food truck you’ll run into next.
Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
Haleiwa 10:30 – 5