DMFMSkinnyPhoenix DMFMSkinnyPhoenixMeatTo satisfy your cravings for new and exciting food at the Boardwalk Bistro, the Des Moines Waterfront Famers Market is bringing you another gourmet food truck – Skinny Phoenix will be at the market this coming Saturday June 8! Skinny Phoenix is a family-run food truck serving the Seattle and King County area. They appreciate quality, hard work, and creativity. Their food truck is run with skill, cleanliness, and a desire to ensure our customers leave happy and satisfied. They focus on serving up tasty creations from around the world… and beyond. They are quoted as saying:

“We will be the first food truck on the moon… Until then we are amassing and mastering the best dishes here on earth for your pleasure.”
They got their name from this famous quote by Pharrell Williams:
“Like the Legend of the Phoenix – All ends with beginnings – What keeps the planet spinning – The force from the beginning. We’ve come too far – to give up who we are – so let’s raise the bar – and our cups to the stars”
Stop by and gander at their mouth-watering menu featuring Steak & Chicken Sandwiches, Salads, Soups, Bacon Dogs and Rice & Bean Bowls: DMFMSkinnyPhoenixMenu Check to see when your favorite food vendor is going to be at the market HERE. Also at the market this weekend will be one of our sponsors, Seattle Southside, which the City of Des Moines is a partner. It is centrally situated near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle Southside provides an ideal vacation base from which to explore the Pacific Northwest. Whether you live here, are visiting or are thinking of moving here, stop by the Seattle Southside Visitor Center and they will gladly help you plan your ideal day, weekend or complete vacation package. You won’t want to miss The Museum of Flight, Family Fun Center, or some of Seattle’s best entertainment, restaurants and shopping. The Musician Saturday will be Sweet Billy. It is his first time playing at the market so please give him a warm welcome. Don’t forget the musicians all play voluntarily so if you like them, please support them in any way you can! Put on the sun block lotion, it looks like another sunny day down on the water! The Des Moines Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct., and is located at 22307 Dock Ave South: View Larger Map]]>

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5 replies on “Des Moines Farmers Market Vendor Profile: 'Skinny Phoenix' Food Truck!”

  1. Farmers Market! Nothing like a day of community gathering, shopping for fruits and veggies, finding those special items from very unique vendors, having lunch on the waterfront, and enjoying Des Moines with the people who make it a nice place to live!

  2. We love the farmer’s Market but I doubt that our excellent array of restaurants and small eating places do. It does not seem fair to me that there is food of any kind being served at the marina when it could just as easily be procured here in Des Moines on Marine View Drive, 7th Avenue and all the way up to Highway 99.
    Since my days on the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce we advocated spending your dollars in Des Moines How does this go together with our Destination Des Moines organization inviting food vendors to unfair competition with out very own resident restaurants? I mad as hell and hope I do not stand alone in this position. Look at how eac of our own businesses are struggling to make ends meet and then hand over to some vendor the means to do exactly that! I live this city too much to see this inordinate unfairness being allowed..When did you ever see a farmer growing hot dogs and pizza?

    1. Pat – I would have to kindly disagree. While your heart seems to be in the right place, I think there are definitely some benefits to having the food trucks at the Farmers Market that you’re not seeing.
      I think the food trucks only add to the farmers market. It gives people another reason to stop by and check out the booths. You can come for lunch, buy some crafts and produce or whatever.
      Also, the Marina is one of the best and most beautiful locations in all of Des Moines, You could make the argument that anything that draws people from neighboring communities such as Federal Way, Burien, Kent or Renton, to the Marina may only help the small businesses in Des Moines. While at the end of the day, the food truck will go back where it came from, outsiders who had a good experience in Des Moines may comeback again.
      I have been to the farmers market many times with the only intention of going for lunch, only to buy a product or multiple products from the booths. Any time 4800 people visit our waterfront, you have to expect that there is a lasting impact on some that will patronize our businesses.

  3. The great thing is that the food trucks are local also. The Des Moines Restaurants are always invited to participate at the market. Many of them don’t have the staff or desire to operate in two places. All the restaurants hang the market poster in support of the market and have said that they see an increase in sales on market days. I would also like to point out that there are many of the food vendors from Des Moines. Des Moines Dog House, The Fish Basket, Mai’s Gourmet, BikeLava, just to name a few.

  4. From the responses to my observation, I find that my perception was off by a wide margin. Anything that brings one dollar into Des Moines is attractive to me. Now I will eat my words…Meatball SANDWICH AT PRIMA MARGHERITA! Never liked crow much anyway.

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