You always had good reasons to drive State 83 along Oahu, but here's the best reason of all: Hawaii's tastiest, least expensive food.
It doesn't get more Hawaiian-try laulau, lomi lomi salmon, and kulolo at the Holo Holo Stop.
Then head up the road to open-air Surfin' Tacos for tacos island-style-laden with fresh fish, cilantro, and the joint's Secret Surf Sauce.
The Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck may look like an abandoned vehicle, but it's the best of the North Shore shrimp trucks, with butter-garlic shrimp shelled, butterflied, and coated with caramelized garlic bits.
Or head to Hale'iwa and Opal Thai, whose Bangkok-born owner serves the island's finest Thai.
For dessert, double back to Sunset Beach and Ted's Bakery. The chocolate haupia (coconut milk) pie has been fortifying big-wave surfers for years.