The Tiny Town In Hawaii That’s The Next Shrimp Capital Of The World
Located on Oahu’s northeastern coast is Kahuku, a small town known for one thing: its epic food trucks, and in particular, the ono shrimp they serve. And while you’ll find mouthwatering shrimp – and food trucks – across the Hawaiian Islands and the world, it’s easy to argue that Kahuku is the “Shrimp Capital of the World.” You see, it was in Kahuku – a small community of approximately 2,600 residents – that the shrimp truck was introduced to the island in the 1990s, and became a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. These seven roadside eateries are some of Kahuku’s best – and we know you won’t regret ordering a shrimp plate lunch from any of them.
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All located along Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku, it’s easy to find any of these stellar shrimp trucks – as well as roadside eateries specializing in coffee, tacos, and barbecue. Which of Kahuku’s shrimp joints is your favorite?
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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