Food trucks have popped up all over Michigan and have inspired foodies to eat Michigan made dishes that can be strange at times, yet delicious. If there’s a food you love, there’s probably a truck for it. Whether it’s coffee or poutine. Support your local truck restauranteurs and visit these seven Michigan food trucks this summer.
What The Truck, Grand Rapids
I’ve personally tried What The Truck and their unique burritos are oh so delicious. They’re all about bringing better street food to Grand Rapids. The menu features unique tacos and burritos, such as their Bulgogi Beef taco that has spicy Korean beef and Kimchi coleslaw.
Petey’s Donuts, Brooklyn
If you want cider mill donuts without waiting until Fall, Petey is the answer. The only items on their menu are donuts, coffee, and cider and, truthfully, that’s all they need. Their cinnamon sugar donuts melt in your mouth and are great paired with coffee. Petey parks at the Cabella’s in Dundee weekly, but you can find his weekly schedule on the Petey’s Donuts Facebook page.
Hero Or Villian, Detroit
Hero Or Villian‘s menu features an array of deli sandwiches characterized by their superhero or villain names. The menu changes every day, some characters you see every day, others make select appearances. Their #1 sandwich “Kingpin” with grilled chicken, tomato, avocado, and pesto on sourdough makes a frequent appearance. No matter what day you catch the truck, you’re guaranteed to have a huge sandwich made with local ingredients.
El Oasis, Lansing
One of the best spots for authentic Mexican food in Michigan, El Oasis‘ food really takes you to an Oasis. Their large portions are worth the wait during lunchtime in downtown Lansing. You can never go wrong with their authentic tacos, but their burritos are truly the star of the menu.
Ol’ Moose BBQ, Kalamazoo
Ol’ Moose BBQ features all types of BBQ on their menu. They say that Michigan is such a diverse place, they take from all regions and cuisines to make their fabulous BBQ dishes. Their smoked pork and brisket is slathered in their unique sauces and made into dishes such as street tacos or their tater bowls.
Anchor Station, Traverse City
Anchor Station is street food, Northern Michigan style. You can find Anchor Station parked outside The Little Fleet in downtown Traverse City. Their anchor dogs and pork belly loaded fries are a summer comfort food staple.
Beignets 2 Go, Detroit
If you’ve ever visited New Orleans and had their famous beignets, you’ll find it hard to re-create the fluffy rich flavor. Beignets 2 Go did that. These deep fried sweets are topped with powdered sugar, sometimes raspberry or chocolate sauce, and even bacon at Beignets 2 Go. Make sure to grab a coffee or cafe au lait too for a delicious pairing.
The Maine Dish, Grand Rapids
Love lobster rolls? Skip the trip to New England and try The Maine Dish Food Truck. On the menu, you’ll find lobster rolls, crab cakes, seafood mac n cheese, and clam chowder. If you’re not a seafood person, try their maple pork belly bites. You can find them at local businesses and Grand Rapids food truck events.