About Nonkie Bé's
Bobby and Jeanean Fontenot came to Alaska in 2009, and settled in Palmer in 2011.
After experiencing a lack of their favorite authentic Cajun foods in Alaska, they began to share their traditional family recipes with friends and family.
In 2012, they made their first attempt at vending to the public at the Valdez Fly-In. “There was probably three plus feet of snow on the ground at the time,” Jeanean recalled. After experiencing how happy people were with their Andouille Po Boy, the Fontenots got excited about bringing more of their heritage to Alaska.
In 2019, things finally got serious enough that the Fontenots were ready to purchase a trailer and begin to move towards full time small business ownership. In May of 2020, Nonkie Bè’s Cajun Faves opened for the first time at Brew Haha in Palmer, Alaska.
Today, the Fontenots operate their food trailer together with a very small team in many locations across Alaska including Palmer, Wasilla, Anchorage, Girdwood, Seward, Homer, Valdez and Fairbanks.
These Lafayette-area transplants are here to stay. “We are long term Alaskans. We Love it here. We are happy to be able to share the flavors we grew up eating,” Jeanean said.
What Customers are Saying
Rocky B. - April, 2022
“Thank you so much for a lil taste of the south! The boudin balls were deeeeelish! I'll be following and ordering again soon."
Gene M. - December, 2022
"Their red beans and rice is legit but their pecan pie bars are DELICIOUS!"
Bonnie M. - November, 2022
"LOVE this authentic Cajun food! Best Po Boys, incredible crinkle fries, the dis and dat sauce and the gumbo!"
Jason M. - July, 2022
"...My family and I were not disappointed. It was awesome Cajun food. A taste of Louisiana... First WOW foodie moment in Alaska..."