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Food Truck Carnivals – A New Way To Dine

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Now that it’s starting to warm up, Alaskans are starting to prepare for summer! And one of the best parts about summer is the food trucks start coming out. See, here in Alaska, we try to spend as much time outdoors when we have daylight, so dining outdoors and a la carte is right up our alley!

Here in Anchorage, we have the gift of the Spenard Food Truck Carnival –  a weekly gathering of Anchorage’s best food trucks. Every Thursday from 11am until 2pm, you can go to the ‘parking lot under the windmill’ (Chilkoot Charlie’s) and chose from a variety of cuisines and desserts. Enjoy the food at tables along with music and (sometimes) performers.

Windmill

 

Matt & I went today for lunch, and since it was a chilly and overcast day there were only 3 food trucks in the lot. Despite the weather, there were a lot of people lined up for yummy cuisine! We saw a range of people and some cute little families! BabycakesFoodTruck

One truck I was really excited for was babycakes! I follow them on Instagram, and they post such yummy photos of their desserts, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a Unbirthday Cake Jar Cake!

Boomba Food Truck

We ordered our actual meal from Boom Ba Laddy’s – it was so good and SO much food! I went with the fried chicken tacos, while Matt ordered a Philly cheesesteak, and we split chili cheese fries. So we weren’t the healthiest for lunch but I’m a firm believer in enjoying what you eat and I feel no guilt about it.

I’m working out today anyways, so whatever.

KastleFoodTruck

Another amazing food truck is Kastle’s Kreations! This truck is a huge star: the owner’s competed on Food Network’s CupCake Wars AND WON Season 9! I know Alaska gets a bad rep for our food choices (I can’t argue that it’s limited), but our desserts are the absolute best in the nation.

lunch

lunch – so healthy!

As it warms up, more food trucks will be making their way out and the lines will get a lot longer. I’m excited to schedule at least one lunch date a month at the Food Truck Carnival!

If you don’t live in Alaska, what is your city’s food truck scene like? Anyone else a big fan of meals from a truck?

Emily A. Stewart

Emily was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, but found her home in Alaska. Now she's back in Charlotte discovering all that the city and the East Coast has to offer.

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