Food trucks may be a summer staple, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of your favorite mobile food options in the winter, too. Here are a few local picks that will be open all season.
The Lobster Food Truck
Who said you need a fancy, sit-down restaurant to enjoy some fresh seafood? The Lobster Food Truck holds its own in the Detroit food truck industry. With a creative but manageable menu, including lobster grilled cheese and fried lobster po’boys, The Lobster Food Truck has plenty to choose from. The truck sources its Lobster directly from Maine and has them shipped overnight, so they’re always serving it fresh. For more information, visit thelobterfoodtruck.com.
Detroit 75 Kitchen
Detroit 75 Kitchen has been serving up the classics — po’boys, subs, sandwiches, wings, and fries — since 2014. Over the last six years, the mobile food business has gathered some well-earned accolades, including its Detroit Philly being recognized on the list of “17 Epic Detroit Sandwiches to Eat Before You Die” and its Garlic Cilantro Fries claiming “Best Fries” from Eater. Detroit 75 Kitchen isn’t just serving up mouth-watering eats though — the business is creating opportunities for residents of Southwest Detroit through job opportunities with livable wages, advocacy for nutritional education, and buying local. For more information, visit detroit75kitchen.com.
El Taquito Taco Truck
El Taquito Taco Truck is straightforward, bare-bones, and no-frills in the best way possible. You can’t go wrong with anything on its wonderfully familiar menu, where everything is classic, authentic, and affordable with options like Tacos, Tostadas De Ceviche, burritos, and quesadillas, with six different meat choices. The truck is cash only, and its most expensive dish tops out at $5.50 — leaving your wallet full, and your stomach full of El Taquito’s generous portions. For more information, visit el-taquito-taco-truck.business.site.
It’s about a 16-hour drive to New Orleans from Detroit, but thanks to Beignets food truck, you don’t have to make the trek to get this sweet delicacy. The truck has been serving up the French pastry known as a beignet at an affordable price since 2012. In addition to classic beignets, you can also choose from Beignacons, beignets sprinkled with bacon and powdered sugar; Cronets, a croissant-doughnut with powdered sugar; and even a Cronet open-faced sandwich with cheddar cheese and bacon or ham, topped with powdered sugar. To wash all the powdered sugar down, in true New Orleans style, be sure to get one of the chicory coffee options. For more information, visit beignets2go.com.
Fairly new to the Detroit food truck scene, Toaster Truck is a healthy alternative for those looking for something other than typical fried food truck cuisine. If you’re getting an early start to your day, they have classic breakfast options, like Lox or Avocado & Sriracha toast. If you’re craving something savory, try the Roma toast, which is a twist on a Caprese salad, or the Mediterranean toast, which is topped with hummus, feta, and arugula. Be sure to leave room for dessert though, you wouldn’t want to miss their sweet Peanut Butter and Banana dishes. For more information, visit toastertruckdetroit.com.