Campus Martius food truck options

Detroit Food Truck Guide

Modified: May 09, 2019

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Food truck season is upon us and Detroit’s food truck fleet is something to be experienced. Known for a variety of delicious foods, Detroit’s food trucks are a must in the city. Learn about the top favorites by category and where to find them around the city.

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Food Trucks in Metro Detroit

Eastern Market – Whenever Eastern Market is open, you’ll find food trucks there. Summer months are high season but they can be found throughout the year.

Detroit Fleat – This food truck park and boozery is located in Ferndale. Be in May, permanent and rotating food trucks can be found at the food truck park each day. Detroit Fleat also has a year-round, full-service bar and restaurant.

Campus Martius, Cadillac Square, Spirit Plaza, Beacon Park – These spots are lunchtime favorites and the perfect way to get a little fresh air and sunshine during a lunch break. Different food trucks are featured each day so check the schedule and plan your lunch break.

Daily Announcements on Social Media – If you’ve found a few food truck faves, make sure to follow them on social media to find out where they’ll be each day.

Food Truck Rallies – A fun way to explore the city’s food trucks. Food truck rallies happen throughout the year across metro Detroit. Don’t miss the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally happening June 21 – 23 at West Riverfront Park.

Detroit Food Trucks by Category

With so many great food trucks throughout Detroit, it can be difficult to name a favorite. Here are some crowd pleasers in each category.

Food Trucks with Mexican Faves

Regina’s Food Truck and Catering – Authentic Mexican fare, unbelievable tacos and homemade salsa are main attractions at Regina’s.

El Taquito Taco Truck – Tacos, tostadas, burritos and more. You’ll get generous servings and friendly service at this family operated food truck.

Tacos el Caballo – Fast, friendly service, authentic Mexican cuisine, and generous portions are just a few of the great things Tacos el Caballo are known for.

Los Dos Amigos – Fans of Los Dos Amigos super loyal and keep coming back time after time for fresh, authentic Mexican fare. Try the quesadillas, tacos, or burritos and you can’t go wrong.

 

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Barbecue Food Trucks

Buck-N-Dinks BBQ – Winners of “Best Barbecue in Michigan”, Buck-N-Dinks is a crowd pleaser. Whether you choose a slider, ribs or anything else off the menu, you won’t be disappointed.

Pork N’ Bones – Pork is the main attraction at Pork N’ Bones with smoked barbecue favorites like pulled pork nachos and fall-off-the-bone ribs.

Detroit BBQ Company – Barbecue favorites like baby back ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork. Try their spin on mac and cheese, jalapeno mac.

 

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Sandwiches and Delis on the Go

Motown Deli – Lauded for their corned beef, fans of D. Motown Deli come back year after year for excellent service and steaming hot sandwiches.

Hero Or Villain – Known for great sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and sublime flavor combinations.

Detroit 75 Kitchen – Shrimp Po-Boy or Philly Cheesesteak with Garlic Fries are a must-try at Detroit 75 Kitchen.

Brother Truckers – A burger lover’s paradise. Choose from classic or specialty burgers and add fries or fried mac and cheese bites.

Food truck season is upon us and Detroit’s food truck fleet is something to be experienced.
Campus Martius Park in the summer

Food Trucks serving Comfort Food

Comfort Cafe – Good for the soul food like golden fried chicken and cornbread waffle sandwiches, mac and cheese, and more.

Batter Up Waffle Company – More than just standard waffles, make your own creation for breakfast lunch and dinner. Fill it with braised pulled pork and Faygo candy apple barbecue sauce or fried cheesecake stuffed strawberries.

Chicken Coup Detroit – Everything chicken from loaded chicken tenders to chicken and waffles.

Fired Up – Rustic wood-fired pizza made from fresh local ingredients. Artisan toppings include arugula, pepitas, walnuts, fresh mozzarella and more.

Food Trucks with Ethnic Flair

TruckShuka– The only Israeli food truck in the entire state of Michigan, you’ll love their take on shawarma.

YumVillage – West African and Caribbean fare that uses just the right amount of spice for perfectly flavored dishes.

The Elephant Shack – A food truck dedicated to Eastern Market Brewing Company. Using locally sourced, market-fresh ingredients, they specialize in international street foods.

Nu Deli – Classic deli sandwiches with an Indian twist.

Breakfast Food Trucks

Beignets 2 Go  – Serving freshly made, New Orleans style French pastries dusted with powdered sugar.

D’Vine Cookies and Dough – Everything you could dream of from traditional to vegan and gluten-free cookies. Ice cream and edible cookie dough are other favorite offerings.

Detroit Mini Donut – Mini doughnuts fried to perfection and topped with your choice of favorite toppings including sugar, glazed, chocolate and more.

Donut Bar + Coffee – Artisan, handmade, fresh doughnuts and coffee. What more could you want? A favorite is the Maple Bacon that’s topped with maple glaze and bacon crumbles.

 

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Food Trucks with a Healthy Twist

Streetside Sushi – Fresh, healthy sushi and Japanese cuisine.

The Pita Post – A gourmet take on pitas made with fresh ingredients. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Bombay Wraps – They’re making Indian food simple, fast and healthy. Combining classic Indian flavors with the freshest ingredients.

Restaurants on Wheels

National Coney Island – A staple of Detroit featuring hot dogs and hanis.

Wahlburgers – Gourmet burgers from the Wahlberg family on the streets of Detroit.

Big Boy’s Burgers and Shakes – Big Boy’s classics take to the streets with their favorite burgers and shakes.

There’s something for everyone in Detroit’s food truck scene. Get out and explore the unique and creative flavors of Detroit and find your own must-have favorites