Bend’s Food Carts Take it to the Streets

Food trucks offer a unique dining experience

There is a movement coming to Bend that actually, well, moves. With around 20 carts popping up in the summertime, the food cart scene is blossoming, offering the Bend-ite a unique way to eat well and cheaply from local vendors.

One of the more popular eateries is Spork; the green-conscious, renovated 1962 Airstream Tradewind that has a rotating menu of eclectic global street food for under $10. For a refreshing summer treat, DaKine Grindz gives you authentic Hawaiian shave ice, acai (ah-sigh-ee) bowls and iced coffee. At The Codfather Fish & Chips, you can order your food from the bottom of the bright red British-style double decker bus and eat it at the top. The genres of food, the locations, and the vehicles are about as diverse as it gets.

Although summer is when the food cart scene tends to flourish, some of the vendors are still willing to shiver their way through the winter. If you didn’t already come across a cart or two at Oktoberfest or Munch n’ Movies, check out for a complete list of vendors, menus, and “permanent” locations. So what are you waiting for? Hop onto the bandwagon—er, cart—and sample some of the grub they have to offer.

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