Where to Find the Best Lunch on the North Shore

The morning drive from the East side of the island up to the North Shore is one of the best little road trips the island has to offer. The snorkeling at Sharks Cove is top notch and the beaches on the North Shore, like Waimea Bay, are world famous. Maybe you’re gonna catch the surfers doing their thing at Pipeline or do a little shopping in the quaint little town of Haleiwa. The North Shore of Oahu is a little gem and it’s a great place to spend your day, and there are some tasty places to enjoy lunch. Here’s a list of our favorite places for that mid-day meal!

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Beet Box Cafe

Looking for super satisfying all vegetarian restaurants. The menu is strictly vegetarian with many vegan and gluten free options. Breakfast is served all day; they have an extensive smoothie, juice and acai bowl menu. For lunch goers there are hearty salads and some creative vegetarian takes on burgers, tacos and sandwiches. Believe us, even the most enthusiastic carnivore will be satisfied. Open daily 9am to 3pm and are grateful for your business. thebeetboxcafe.com

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Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

Looooove this spot, but not when you get behind a bus of tourists. So if you’re feeling lucky stop by Giovanni’s – and if it’s too crowded, you can shop and move on to another shrimp truck, there are plenty around. Open daily 10:30am to 5pm. giovannisshrimptruck.com

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Maya’s Tapas & Wine

This hip spot is a chef owned and operated local favorite. The inside bar peeks into the open kitchen and there is plenty of fresh air seating on the front deck. The dishes are Spanish and Medditarrian style featuring locally sourced ingredients. The service is fantastic and the cocktail, beer and wine menu is on point. This is a perfect spot to grab lunch in Haleiwa town. Open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 3pm and dinner 5pm to 10 pm. Sundays 11am to 3pm. Closed on Monday. mayastapasandwine.com

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Nalu Health Bar & Cafe

This joint is healthy, fresh and a crowd pleaser. People love it so much they have multiple locations! You can enjoy this deliciousness in Haleiwa, Kailua or the South Shore Market at Ward. The menu is focused on healthy food to fuel you up for your active lifestyle. Wraps, salads and sandwiches with vegan, vegetarian and carnivore options for your taste buds pleasures. Try one of their açaí bowls for a refreshing light lunch. Open daily 9am to 6pm. naluhealthbar.com

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Seven Brothers Burgers

Burger porn. Sorry to be so graphic, but that’s all we got. Let us know if you agree. Family-owned and operated, these guys are serious about their burger game. Their mission is “your happiness always,” which begins with their grass-fed beef patties. With two locations on the North Shore, one at The Mill in Kahuku and the other in Laie, if you’re craving some deliciousness, stop by and get your burger on. Open Monday through Thursday 11am to 11pm, Friday 11am to 1am, and Saturday 11am to 9pm. Closed on Sunday. sevenbrothersburgers.com

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Uncle Bo’s Bar & Grill

Foodie flock to Uncle Bo’s, because this “Uncle” is a.k.a. Chef Bo Pathammavong, who with his partner, Ho Suk Lee have created a fun, hip and (tasty) empire on the island. Open Monday through Friday 4pm to 9pm, Saturday 11am to 9pm, and Sunday 10am to 7pm. unclebosrestaurant.com

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Waialua Bakery

This place is a fav, it’s tucked back from the road, next to the Malama Market.  This family owned and operated bakery features locally grown fruits and veggies.  The smoothies perfectly accompany the sandwiches featuring homemade bread.  Their cookies are abundant and you can even make your own ice cream sandwich!  This intimate little spot has some dine in seating, but it’s the perfect place to order lunch and head to the beach. Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm. Closed Sunday. thewaialuabakery.com

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