Metro Detroit is full of dining hot spots year-round. There’s something about the summertime, however, that really seems to heat the city’s food scene up a few notches. Sure, we’ve got tons of restaurants that take it outside on lively outdoor patios this time of year (See our “The D’s Summertime Dining Scene” itinerary). But, some of the best food served throughout the warmer months actually comes right off the truck. Mobile food trucks, vans and rolling carts have a huge presence in The D, and they are plating some of the most delicious fare in town.
In fact, Chef Brad Greenhill recently traded-in his Katoi food truck for a bricks-and-mortar location in Corktown after perfecting his Thai-inspired menu.
Keep in mind, these meals are on wheels, so they don’t necessarily stay in one place for too long. Here’s our quick-hit list and tips on where to find some of the best food trucks in metro Detroit.
Hint: Check websites obsessively, become fast friends on Facebook and follow your favorites on Twitter.
You will always find a rotating selection of food trucks serving up delicious eats at Campus Martius Park, especially with the arrival of sunny, warmer days. Stop by and check out some of the regulars, including Delectabowl, which serves cuisine from around the world in – you guessed it – a bowl. You will also find gigantic, juicy burgers at the Craft Grille. Go for the Cuban. It’s already a Detroit classic.
Other Campus Martius Park favorites include the falafel at The Spot by Chef Cari, the pulled pork sandwich at Smoke Ring BBQ or the cornmeal-crusted shrimp tacos at MotorCity Casino’s High Octane Food Truck.
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Another high-traffic area (pun intended) serving up grub on the go is Eastern Market. Most afternoons, you will find the Mac Shack, a travelling macaroni-and-cheese truck. Voted Best Food Truck in 2015 by Hour Detroit, you’ve gotta try the deep fried “amaze balls” or the traditional five-cheese blend is always a solid choice. Want something a little more meaty? Grab a tender beef sandwich with a side of loaded tater tots at Stockyard. Watch for food truck rallies held in Eastern Market.