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 Fontenot's 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 Fontenot’s operate their food trailer together regularly in many locations across the Mat-Su Borough and Anchorage Municipality. They plan to operate statewide in the near future.
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
Christa U. - Palmer, AK
“It was sooo flavorful and perfect. The owners were kind and patient with me, they took the time to answer all my questions. ... I will definitely return soon...”
Marie G. - Eagle River, AK
"This is definitely a MUST TRY!! I am from good ole Louisiana and have been searching for some good home cookin. This is the place!!!"
Danny S. - Conroe, Tx
"It is wonderful! The Fontenot’s make amazing homemade grade A gumbo. The shrimp poboys were perfect. Not to mention, they are wonderful people. By far the best cajun food I have had in Alaska!"