Meals on Tires
There’s something indescribably special about indulging in fresh food cooked up in the back of a truck.
Maybe there’s a bench you politely fight other diners over or maybe you end up awkwardly juggling a drink, napkins, and too-hot-to-eat-but-I-don’t-care food truck offerings in too few hands—but either way you can taste the passion that’s absolutely necessary for a food truck to find success in today’s competitive field. Below Alaska Business has listed just a few food trucks that move around Alaska’s population centers. We’re sure you’ll see a few favorites—and we hope you find some new options to try.
Pucker Wilson’s mission is to serve “delicious and affordable food that our guests will keep coming back for.” The food truck has a selection of burgers, chicken sandwiches, tacos, hot dogs, and fries. puckerwilsons.com
The Wild Alaskan Halibut Truck claims to have the best fish and chips in Juneau in addition to offering up burgers, coconut shrimp, tacos, a pulled pork sandwich, and a selection of breakfast options. thewildalaskan.us
Forno Rosso Pizzeria & Catering has motorized its pizza oven, providing fresh, hot, wood-oven pizzas on-the-spot in Juneau. The truck has classic, Alaska-themed, and dessert pizzas plus a range of beverages. fornorossoalaska.com
Bun Daddy has a regular location next to the Juneau Arts and Humanities Center and serves handmade, fusion-style steamed buns. facebook.com/bundaddy/
The Fire’s goal is to “use our expertise in bringing you authentic, homemade, flavorful, and fresh meals on the go.” The food truck’s menu includes burgers, tacos, wraps, wings, and fries. facebook.com/907thefire/
Husky Hot Dogs cooks up a selection of high-quality, all-beef hot dogs in addition to local creations and favorites including reindeer sausage and a smoked salmon hot dog. facebook.com/huskyhotdogs/
The Alaska Cheesesteak Company used to be a restaurant and has transitioned into being a full-time food truck, offering up a range of creative cheesesteak options served with chips or fries. facebook.com/alaskacheesesteakco
Wagner’s Pizza Bus serves Fairbanks residents and guests a range of pizzas, salads, hoagies, calzones, wings, burgers, appetizers, and poutine. The fully-mobile pizza kitchen is housed in a converted school bus. facebook.com/pg/WagnersPizzaBus/
El Green-Go’s cooks up a range of tacos, burritos, and nachos, including some breakfast options, many of which have “Get it Wet” options including roasted poblano, green chili ranchero, black bean coconut queso, and nacho sauces. facebook.com/elgreengosak/
Benny’s Food Wagon’s menu offers up authentic Mexican food, including burritos, enchiladas, tamales, and tostadas. Benny’s has been in operation since 1969. facebook.com/BennysFoodWagonAK/
Yeti Dogs was named the 2018 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year by Mobile-Cuisine.com and serves gourmet hot dogs, including Alaskan reindeer sausage, German style bratwurst, and a field roast vegan sausage. facebook.com/yetidogsak/
Jeepney is the food truck operated by Adobo Grill and features Filipino fusion foods such the adobo burrito, sisig burrito, and pandan ice tea. facebook.com/AdoboGrillJEEPNEY/
Boom Ba Laddy’s food truck menu includes hot sandwiches, burgers, specialty hot dogs, fried tacos, munchies like fries and chips, and macaroni and cheese bowls. boombaladdys.wordpress.com
International House of Hot Dogs specializes in gourmet hot dogs, featuring recipes from around the world including Mexico, Hawaii, Greece, and more, including a vegetarian option. facebook.com/ihohAK/
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When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.