SURF’S UP: North Shore food truck fun

Nov. 17, 2010 | 7 Comments


Photo by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com

Tacos Vicente co-owner David Hitz takes an order inside the taco truck he opened with partner Axel Diaz earlier this year. It was parked near Sunset Beach on Nov. 4; the truck also parks regularly near the Bringham Young University-Hawaii campus in Laie. Pictured below, some of the tacos from Tacos Vicente.

BY JASON GENEGABUS / jason@staradvertiser.com

With all the action on the North Shore of Oahu during the winter months, even getting yourself a bite to eat can be a relatively time-consuming ordeal.

At the peak of surf season, thousands upon thousands of people flock to Sunset, Pipeline and a number of other nearby breaks. All those bodies, plus the cars they arrived in, means plenty of traffic along Kamehameha Highway.

When hunger strikes, don’t think you have to trek through a sea of humanity to get to a restaurant in Haleiwa or elsewhere further along Kamehameha Highway. Instead of heading all the way into Haleiwa town, keep your eyes peeled for one of a number of food trucks that make their money on this side of the island.

From the always-popular Kahuku shrimp plate to freshly baked pizza and even Korean food, there are plenty of non-restaurant options on the North Shore if you know where to look.

Click here to get started on our tour of the North Shore’s most popular food trucks, including one that hasn’t opened for business quite yet — but promises to attract quite a crowd when it does.

  • Tonto

    Boy, either that guys got a large hand or the tacos is really small.

    • Don

      The plate looks big. I am gonna go with big hands. These tacos look ONO

  • John Locke

    The best Mexican food on the island. The Al pastor tacos are mean!

  • Sr. Archuleta

    The tacos are way authentic and tasty. Plus the owners are solid guys.

  • Skkiinow

    these clowns don’t know how to make street tacos! but soon a real Taquero will be coming!

  • Skkiinow

    these clowns don’t know how to make street tacos! but soon a real Taquero will be coming!

  • Skkiinow

    these clowns don’t know how to make street tacos! but soon a real Taquero will be coming!