Posted By: Chris Cote
Categories: California Greek Culture, Chris Cote, EAT WELL, food truck, Live Well, oahu, Surf
When I first started going to Oahu’s North Shore 15 or so years ago, food was limited to a small, pleasantly ghetto market called Kammies, which had a Laundromat and a little take-out pizza joint next door. Kammies had some fresh items, but mostly canned food and frozen dinners. The pizza place was hit or miss, and as a young white grommet, the clientele was slightly terrifying. Nowadays, the North Shore has gone through quite a food transformation. When I say “North Shore,” I’m talking about the general area between Waimea and Sunset Beach—the little island within the island.
When on the North Shore you’ll most likely be travelling by bike or foot so luckily, the little zone that surrounds such famous breaks as Pipeline, Rocky Point, Off The Wall, and Sunset have more dining options than ever and food trucks are the main attraction. A local favorite is Impossibles Pizza, an epic pizza truck that never seems to be in the same spot twice—finding it is part of the fun. A new truck that just popped up is called, Dat Cajun Guy—the Cajun style shrimp plate I got from this truck was fantastic! If you see this truck on the North Shore, pull over and get a plate (they even take credit cards which is rare). Another truck that has since been made permanent is Shark’s Cove, which has a nice little seating area and is right across the street from a killer little beach. Don’t expect amazing service, but do expect a wonderful lunch vibe with a picnic style dining experience.
If you find yourself starving after a long day on the beach at Pipeline, or just slightly bored and a little bit hungry, I highly advise grabbing a bike and sampling some North Shore style food—you can’t truly experience the North Shore without a trip to a food truck.