Lunch breaks or full on dinner meals, comfort foods to sushi platters. It’s not breaking news that food trucks have become a renowned trend in the Motor City. With over 100 different types of motor restaurants in the Mitten and food truck stops such as Detroit Fleat, it’s no surprise that Generation Entertainment has set their sights on Detroit.
This year, Generation Entertainment plans to set the Guinness World Record for the largest food truck gathering in Detroit. Setting their sights on Belle Isle State Park for their rally, over 40 food trucks have signed on for the event coming November 4th. To gear up for the upcoming event, we’ve broken it down to our top favorite few circulating in the Dirty D.
This traveling diner serves up the go to comfort food for those looking for a fancy fromage meal. Besides from the obvious (gourmet) mac n’ cheese meals, Mac Shack serves up variety along with their 8 different takes on the traditional cheese noodle. In addition to their macaroni meals, the food truck also serves up crispy fries in four different styles (we suggest trying their poutine). To hunt down your next meal, check out Mac Shack’s rotating schedule here.
Beignets 2 Go–
It’s no surprise that this mobile muncher made our list. Bringing Detroit a bit of New Orleans, the French styled pastries are prepared fresh, served up the piping hot, and are doused in powdered sugar. Serving its purpose to fulfill your sweet tooth needs, the doughnut will leave you shouting “beign- YAY”. If your craving still isn’t curbed and New Orleans is still too far- check out their buttery, flaky, croissant styled donut also known as the cronut. Find your next treat over on their website.
Hero or Villain–
Commonly seen at the Eastern Market during the weekends, this sandwich shop features a rotating menu dedicated to the most beloved superheroes and villains. Using fresh ingredients accumulated from local businesses, the deli truck accommodates for any dietary restrictions and concerns. To see their menu by day, see their Instagram for updates.
This food truck is dishing out carb based bowls guaranteed to put you in a well-deserved good food coma. Besides from their standing menu of brown rice and potatoes, check out their seasonal menu with bowls such as the Chicken Pot Pie Bowl. You’ll typically find this truck parked over at Detroit Fleat located in Ferndale.
The Pita Post–
This touring lunch counter serves up all your favorite Mediterranean meals. Hummus, schnitzels, shawarmas to falafels, get your selection in a pita or a salad bowl. On the chance you stumble across (or casually stalk) the truck, check out their Sunday specials before they’re completely gone.
A supper club gone nomadic. Originally starting as a reason and place for friends to gather and enjoy, Stockyard’s chef Marc Bogoff has expanded his horizons and attached wheels to his lineup to share his craft. When taking a break from playing dinner host, Stockyard’s truck serves high quality sandwiches, which you can check out here.
The Mean Weenie–
Who doesn’t love the classic all-American hot dog, better yet who doesn’t love an all-American classic with a culinary twist. Serving a variety of specialty dogs, The Mean Weenie adds variety and unique flavors to their classic dogs and sausages. If you’re on board with dogs from places like Imperial, you can count on this catering trailer to be right up your alley. See their menu here.
El Guapo Grill–
Another truck commonly found at Eastern Market on the weekends, El Guapo Grill serves up both your classic Mexican tacos and burritos or ones paired with specialty meats such as a Korean Beef or Pork Belly. Who doesn’t like a taste of mouthwatering Mexican food? See their website for more details and schedule.
Still hungry for more? Check out Detroit’s top 21 food trucks and their locations here.
By Victoria Tsai
Marketing Analyst at JMJ Phillip Group