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Detroit food trucks 101

June 11, 2018 | Detroit Food

One of the best apartment amenities offered by your Lofts of Merchant Row apartment in Downtown Detroit is its proximity to all kinds of great locations for food trucks. Detroit as a whole has a lively cuisine, and food trucks are just one microcosm of it, but they’re a part you’ll want to get to know if you want to fully enjoy your downtown living experience! From donuts to mac and cheese, you’ll never be far from something mind-blowingly tasty. Read on to find out more about the food truck forecast close by our nice apartments in Detroit:

Best Locations

  • Campus Martius and Cadillac Square Park: This is a prime parking spot for food trucks at lunchtime that’s within walking distance of Lofts of Merchant Row. When you need to escape the office for a quick bite during the week, or want to enjoy a more leisurely lunch on the weekends, this is definitely a spot to check out.
  • Eastern Market: Also in Downtown, this is the largest outdoor Farmer’s Market in the nation, and it goes without saying that it attracts a delicious collection of food vendors. With plenty of mainstays that people visit again and again as well interesting newcomers, the food truck scene at Eastern Market is one not to be missed.
  • Detroit Fleat: A little further afield in Ferndale, this food truck hotspot is absolutely worth a visit because it’s literally a park designed for food trucks! With live music events, a constant rotation of new trucks, and a dedicated bar, Detroit Fleat is guaranteed to be a good time. Grab a few friends and make this a weekend go-to.

Some Detroit Food Truck Classics

  • Drifter Coffee: This cute mobile coffee shop has had so much success that it’s planning a storefront in Ferndale. You can bet on catching Drifter Coffee at Eastern Market or at Detroit community events and festivals.
  • Beignets 2 Go: What would coffee be without donuts? This food truck specializing in this sweet New Orleans cuisine can often be found at Eastern Market as well.
  • Yum Village: This food truck serves West African and Caribbean fare, with a bit of an American twist. You can find them set up on Friday and Saturday evenings at The Villages Biergarten.
  • Detroit 75 Kitchen: This top-notch food truck has received national attention for its elevation of street food, and its sandwiches have been voted #1 in the city! Catch them on West Fort Street.
  • Mac Shack: Only the cheesiest mac and cheese you’ve ever had with a custom selection of toppings… need we say more? This is one of Detroit’s all time favorite food trucks and you’ll often find them at Detroit Fleat.

When you’re searching for luxury apartments for rent in Michigan, if you’re at all a foodie, you’re surely going to be swayed by Detroit’s mobile eats! Restaurants are great, but there’s nothing quite like the experience of getting some fast (and delicious) food with friends and sitting outside to enjoy your meal in the sun. Luckily, Detroit goes beyond the usual food truck fare to offer no shortage of options, and in a convenient Lofts of Merchant Row apartment, you’ll be in a great position to explore.

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