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In Alaska and the Yukon, chefs have access to fresh ingredients and unique flavors that inspire all kinds of creativity in food. This is evident in restaurants everywhere, but especially in food trucks that travel around the area. It may be a surprise that food trucks can be so successful so far north, but take one bite and you’ll understand why.

Favorite bites

These are a few food trucks we have to stop at every time we see them. Food trucks in Alaska and the Yukon come in all kinds of flavors and highlight all kinds of cuisines. Don’t wait to come across one of these food trucks during your stay, seek them out!

  • Lulu’s Lunch Truck – Oh the healthier side of food trucks, Lulu’s Lunch Truck offers soups, salads and meat pies in Whitehorse.
  • Captain Juju’s – Locally owned and operated by a commercial fishing family in Sitka, you know the seafood is going to be fresh. Every bite of wild Alaska salmon and halibut is caught and processed in Sitka.
  • The Hungry Robot – Made-from-scratch dough and sauce makes The Hungry Robot pizza the best slice on four wheels in Fairbanks.
  • The Alaska Cheesesteak Company – From classic cheesesteak to specials like the pineapple twist, the options are never boring at The Alaska Cheesesteak Company in Fairbanks.
  • Zorba on the Run A food truck tradition in Fairbanks that has been serving up Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and vegetarian foods for 21 years.
  • Yeti Dogs ­– Based in Kincaid Park in Anchorage during the summer months, this truck serves up all flavors of dogs with all the best toppings. Have a bite and hike the Kincaid trails!
  • Mobile Munchies 907 – Fry bread and dishes that stay true to the owner’s Alaska Native culture have elevated this food truck to one of Anchorage’s favorites.
  • Glacier Bowl ­– Multiple locations makes Glacier Bowl an easy-to-find food truck option for meaty rice bowls and signature poke bowls that combine Japanese and Hawaiian cooking.

Hot spots

The worst part about food trucks is not always knowing where you can find them (restaurants on wheels tend to move around). If you’re looking for a surefire way to get your hands on some tasty bites from our favorite food trucks, you can check out these hot spots. You’re almost guaranteed to find a truck that will satisfy your taste buds.

  • Spenard Food Truck Carnival ­– A weekly gathering of food trucks in the Spenard area of Anchorage. This is an especially fun venue in the summertime when you can catch live entertainment as you munch on lunch. The organizers of the carnival call out their lineup each week. Check their Facebook page to see what kind of food is available every Thursday.
  • Lunch on the Lawn at the Anchorage Museum – Come for the food and stay for the entertainment and outdoor activities, such as science labs, engineering challenges and more. Lunch on the Lawn is every Tuesday from June through August.
  • K Street Eats – A downtown Anchorage food truck hub, this location typically opens at the beginning of May and continues to serve up food until the fall. Check out its social media pages to see what’s cooking during your visit.
  • Fairbanks Food Truck Rally – An annual food truck rally that benefits the Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association. Don’t miss this one-day event to catch all the best bites in Fairbanks. How many food trucks can you sample in a day?
  • Fairs and festivals – Of course, the fairs and festivals across Alaska are great places to find local food trucks. Everything from music festivals to the Alaska State Fair will have a great sampling of food trucks for you to enjoy.
  • Tasting rooms – Alaska alcohol laws prevent tasting rooms for breweries and distilleries serving their own food inside, but they do not prevent food trucks setting up shop right outside! Nothing pairs with craft brews like a good food truck. Many of the tasting rooms around the state have a rotating schedule of trucks to make sure you don’t get hungry while you’re sipping their beer.