Must-Try Food Trucks in Metro Detroit

Ainsley King

You know it’s spring and summer here in the Detroit region when the street fairs, art shows, concerts, and of course, food trucks and outdoor dining abound. I have personally enjoyed many of the food trucks around the region, and some of my favorites are listed below. 

If you’re looking for more recommendations, ask a Detroiter. 

  • 1

    Regina's Food Truck

    Ferndale - Michigan, USA

    Regina’s Food Truck has been offering authentic Mexican tacos since 2017. Its menu offers customers rich and flavorful dishes such as tacos, tamales, fresh salsa, guacamole, and more. Check out Regina’s Food Truck if you want to get the true taste of authentic Mexican cuisine in Metro Detroit.

  • 2

    The Pink Flamingo

    2746 Vermont St - Detroit, MI USA

    The Pink Flamingo is a rustic trailer that has been converted into a portable farm-to-table restaurant. The chef, Kristyn Koth, has created a fresh and diverse menu that is perfect for takeout or picnic dining. You don’t want to miss their fresh salads or mouthwatering chicken meatballs. Check out the Pink Flamingo when you want a quick, fresh bite. In addition to their food truck, they also have Pink FlaminGo To Go, a carryout restaurant located at 17740 Woodward Ave., between Six Mile and Seven Mile.

  • 3

    Hero Or Villain: Food Truck & Catering

    Metro Detroit - MI, USA

    Every Metro Detroiter (and visitor) should eat at this restaurant at least once. In 2014, Richard Zemola launched the Hero or Villain food truck. Eight years later, chef Richard and his team have been serving sandwiches all over Detroit. The food truck travels throughout the Midwest, so be sure to check out the website to see when they’ll be back in the area.

  • 4

    The Lobster Food Truck and Pitstop

    10405 Ford Road - Dearborn, MI USA

    Chef Nick is a Detroit native who hopes to uplift his community while inspiring the youth to follow their dreams. In 2021, the Lobster Food Truck was voted as the top food truck in Detroit by Hour Detroit for its big flavors, such as lobster and shrimp macaroni and cheese and spicy lobster rolls. Check out more of the flavorful combinations on the Lobster Food Truck’s website.

  • 5

    Frita Batidos Detroit

    66 West Columbia Street - Detroit, MI USA

    This Cuban-inspired restaurant is known for its flavorful and affordable dishes. Customers enjoy dishes with a twist, including the beef frita and the shrimp sandwich. The staff is always friendly, and customers always leave happy and full.

  • 6

    D. Motown Deli and Food Truck

    3750 Gratiot Ave - Detroit, MI 48207 USA

    If you like sandwiches, this is the spot for you. Many visitors say that D. Motown Deli and Food Truck have the best sandwiches and egg rolls. This restaurant has a large variety of delicious deli sandwiches. Reviews rave about the Motown club sandwich, the humdinger, and the corned beef eggroll. View more of the deli’s signature dishes online or stop by to taste it for yourself.

  • 7

    Detroit Fleat Food Truck Park and Boozery

    1820 East 9 Mile Road - Ferndale, MI USA

    The Detroit Fleat is all about family and community. The founders aim to close the gap between food trucks and the community in surrounding areas, rotating the trucks to allow business owners to test the market. At this restaurant, they serve food with a purpose. Come and try house favorites such as the whiskey bacon burger or the jerk chick taco. See which food trucks are currently parked on the lot by visiting the Detroit Fleat website.

  • 8

    Detroit 75 Kitchen

    4800 W Fort St - Detroit, MI 48209 USA

    In 2014, Detroit 75 Kitchen was born. The pair of brothers - now co-owners - are a dynamic duo that dreamed of combining their passions of being an entrepreneur and a chef. Together, they turned their dreams into profitable – and delicious – business. For eight years, their team has served unique sandwiches such as the Russel street veggie, hickory-smoked wings, BBQ chicken egg rolls, and so much more. The diverse menu is perfect for when you are on the go.

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