K Street Eats brings food trucks to downtown Anchorage DSC00375.jpg - Katie Wright takes a customers order at Phat Kid food truck, where they serve a variety of foods including waffles and donuts. Photo credit: Casey Peterson Full view

K Street Eats brings food trucks to downtown Anchorage

Spearheaded by the creators of the Spenard Food Truck Carnival, K Street Eats is Anchorage’s newest food truck hub. Located at K Street and Eighth Avenue, the trucks are open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The trucks that will be at the hub will vary from day to day, but the venue can host up to 15 trucks at any given time.

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Katie Wright and Devante Gram run the kitchen inside of the Phat Kid food truck. Photo credit: Casey Peterson

The Facebook page is well maintained with a list of the food trucks that are available.

“They are always letting people know when, where, if there are ever changes to the schedule,” Kierstyn Baird, a local foodie, said.

Food trucks have become more popular in the last frontier and in the last decade. With summertime being the main season for the food on wheels phenomena, there are new options and trucks constantly popping up.

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Customers order their food from two of the food trucks that congregate on the block of k-street and 8th. Photo credit: Casey Peterson

“I think food truck culture in Anchorage is growing massively. When I was younger, food trucks were solely for the state fair. Now, they are everywhere, and you can follow them on Facebook. It’s amazing that it’s happened in such a short amount of time,” Abby Slater, a journalism student at UAA, said.

One of the benefits of the food truck rendezvous is the ability to offer a multitude of food in one place, attracting even the pickiest of eaters.

“The event attracts groups of friends, because even picky eaters can find something there, which means you don’t have to go through the hassle of agreeing on one restaurant,” Slater said. “So, I go there with my friends, and I can get barbecue, but then I see the coffee stand, and I could really go for a coffee, and then I see a cupcake stand and start craving dessert. Plus all my friends are going around doing the same. It’s sort of an all around benefit to the consumers and the trucks.”

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Customers line up outside of the Smokehouse BBQ food truck. Photo credit: Casey Peterson

The goal of K Street Eats is to provide options for the public and to bring diverse Anchorage food culture from the hands of talented and creative chefs to the hands of local eaters.

“I love the idea of a food truck and more options in one area sounds amazing to me,” Matthew Palla, local foodie, said.

K Street Eats is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. from May 2 to August 19.

Written by Victoria Petersen