6 Tasty New Eateries That are Worth a Trip to the North Shore
Time for a roadtrip.
If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the North Shore, you might not recognize Hale‘iwa. The sleepy surf town has undergone a rush of development, which has brought in new places, Honolulu-side restaurants that include Uncle Bo’s and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, and fueled the expansion of longtime local favorites Matsumoto’s Shave Ice and Beet Box Café into more spacious new digs. And, whether you’re a diehard shrimp-truck fan or more of a poke-picnic-on-the-beach person when it comes your North Shore daytrip routine, there’s always room for a little experimentation. Here’s a guide to six new faces on the North Shore.
1. C & K’s Lumpia
Photos: JENNIFER FIEDLER
This newcomer at the Thursday farmers market in Waimea Valley serves freshly fried lumpia in four flavors: pork adobo, traditional beef, veggie and apple banana ($3 each). Assemble a few for a plate and grab a beer or cocktail from the Waimea Falls Park’s drink stand next door for an early dinner.
59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Waimea Valley Park, Hale‘iwa, Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.
2. Brew + Foam
Get your flat white fix at this new coffee shop in Waialua. With raw-edge wood tables and a record player, the vibe is straight out of Brooklyn, but local touches anchor the menu in the Islands, including top-notch coffee from Kona Coffee Purveyors and coconut-flavored whipped cream. A selection of prepared food, including sandwiches, acai bowls and gluten-free waffles round out the offerings.
67-292 Goodale Ave., Waialua, Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sundays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., brewandfoam.com
3. Sprout Hale‘iwa
This new outpost of the popular Kaimukī sandwich shop serves familiar favorites, including the Sproutwich (vegan patty with locally grown sprouts and tomatoes) and Big Kahuna (tuna) on the quiet end of Hale‘iwa town. Round out your meal with a flavored lemonade from Aloha Wow Wow Lemonade next door.
66-526 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, 200-5159, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m every day.
4. Sunrise Shack
PHOTO: COURTESY OF TRAVIS SMITH
Early risers and health buffs won’t want to miss the bulletproof coffee (made with butter and coconut oil instead of milk, for purported health benefits) and fresh fruit bowls from a new open-air food stand behind Sunset Beach. Founded by a trio of North Shore locals, the stand also offers to-go snacks, juices, fresh fruit and teas. And it was founded by star model Travis Smith.
Sunset Beach, Hale‘iwa, open from sunrise until 2 p.m, 482-0321, sunriseshackhawaii.com
5. Roy’s Beach House at Turtle Bay
Photo: CATHERINE TOTH FOX
Daytrippers can pull up at Turtle Bay for a pre-lunch swim at the always tranquil Kuilima Cove and then order a sandwich from the takeout counter at the new Roy’s Beach House. But why not go full resort and take advantage of the restaurant’s open-air seating and tip-top menu, which includes the chef’s famous blackened ‘ahi and misoyaki butterfish—all while under the shade.
57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, takeout counter open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, 293-7697, turtlebayresort.com/oahu-restaurants/roys-beach-house
6. Red Barn Farmstand
Photo: COURTESY OF RED BARN FARMSTAND
Pick up picnic essentials and fresh produce either en route to the beach or for your trip back home at this new farmstand, which bundles offerings from the best local farms alongside prepared foods, such as beet hummus and breakfast burritos.
66-320 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 445-4375, redbarnfarmstand.com