Komrades: a food truck for the people

80s nostalgia is back in style. Pat Benatar is playing this week at Red Butte. The outbreak Netflix original “Stranger Things” is paying homage to classics like The Goonies, E.T and all things Stephen King.

Thankfully, one aspect of the 80s that stayed behind was the Red Scare. Good thing, because now Salt Lake residents can eat at Komrades, a food truck with the motto “Food for the People,” with no fear of betraying the red, white and blue.

Komrades' signature dish, the Hoodoo.
Komrades’ signature dish, the Hoodoo.

Alexander Schenck started Komrades, an international-fare food truck built from a repurposed shipping container. Schenck’s family moved to the U.S. from Freiburg in Germany’s Black Forest. Adam Crow, the Sous Chef at High West Distillery and Saloon before joining the Komrades team, is in charge of the Komrades kitchen.

Komrades serves gourmet sandwiches and salads with international flavors. Komrades’ signature sandwiches, dubbed Hoodoos, are loosely styled after the European döner– imagine a cross between a gyro and an El Pastor. The sandwich has fire-roasted steak or BBQ’d jackfruit (a fruit that apparently tastes like pulled pork) topped with veggies and aioli and served on homemade naan bread.

Join Komrades for an end-of-the-summer event on Friday, Sept. 9: “Kegs + Komrades,” at the Shades of Pale Taproom & Biergarden (154 Utopia Ave, SLC) from 6pm-9pm. The event is free to the public (21+) and will include live music.

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