Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck was the first “restaurant” that I wrote down on my list of “Food Places in Hawaii“.
Before we had even bought our plane tickets I had already decided that I needed to eat there. That’s what foodies do… we plan vacations around food haha.
|I forgot to sign my name! Well actually I remembered but I didn’t have a pen! If anyone ever goes there, sign “Angie and Thomas” for me and I’ll love you forever!!|
I’ve heard about this Food Truck for the past few years, so when we drove up to the North Shore during our trip we just had to make a stop there! What better way to spend the day of our actual anniversary than by driving to the North Shore and having our first “Shrimp Truck Experience”?! Well to be honest, it was our first food truck experience! Well, mine anyways, I’m not sure if BigBear had eaten at a food truck before, I’ll have to ask him!
|A beach on the North Shore!! We hung out on the beach a bit before going in search of lunch!|
I had awful cell signal in Haleiwa, so even though I had written down the address of Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, it did me no good in a town I didn’t know. We passed a few shrimp trucks while looking for Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck but non of them looked like the photos I’d seen online so I made BigBear drive on past them. I had pretty much given up when BigBear said, “Let’s just pull down here where these Food Trucks are and see what they have”, only to be surprised that Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck was the first one we saw! haha
So if you’re in Haleiwa and you’re looking for Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, it’s directly across from the McDonalds, down in a little grove area., :).
Their menu is short and to the point! When it comes to the shrimp you’ve got about three choices! We went for the Shrimp Scampi! I assume my big camera and series of “ummmms” and “ooooos” gave it away that I hadn’t been there before because the girl at the window was like, “Never been here before? You should get the Shrimp Scampi… Lemon/Butter is good too but the Shrimp Scampi is better”
Yep, I’ll take it!
Oh and can I tell you that I love the fact that these can come in half orders! The half order was perfect for me and the full order was nice enough to satisfy BigBear!
I found that I didn’t want to eat gigantic portions while I was in Hawaii… I’m not sure if it was because I was just being more active and wasn’t getting as hungry/bored or what but I wanted lots of smaller portions instead of a few giant meals while we were there!
Here is my Half Plate! 6 jumbo, buttery, garlic shrimp and a huge scoop of white rice! (Everything here is served plate lunch style with either scoops of white rice or scoops of macaroni salad! haha)
And here is the Full order! 12 huge, buttery, garlic shrimp and 2 huge scoops of white rice! This shrimp, oh my word, let me just tell you that I think I have literally thought about it every single day since we’ve been home.
I have always loved shrimp and garlic so HELLO, match made in “Flavor Heaven” for me! Plus the white rice has the garlic sauce poured over it as well! I wish there was “smell-o-blogging” because I really want you to be able to smell this intoxicating garlic and butter. Also I am SO glad that Big Bear loves me and that he got Garlic shrimp too he may not have wanted to kiss me after lunch! They are mighty generous with the garlic!
There were little tables set up in front of the food truck and we decided to eat our lunch there since we didn’t really have plans. The weather had been a little iffy by raining some with bursts of sunshine throughout the day BUT had it been a super sunny Hawaiian day I do believe that we would have gotten our lunch “To-go” and headed over to one of the beautiful beaches and enjoyed our lunch.
Traveling to Oahu? Make sure you drive up to the North Shore one day and visit Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck in Haleiwa!
Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
10:30 am – 6:30 pm