The Best Food Trucks In Detroit

Photo of Kate Harrington
18 November 2016

Detroit is known for a recent surge of creative and delicious food. This isn’t just limited to restaurants: Detroit’s food trucks are producing some of the most delicious and affordable grub in the city. Here’s our guide to some of the best.

Gatherer Taco | © brian/Flickr

El Guapo Grill

This is Detroit’s first Mexican cuisine food truck. Offering a creative spin on the food truck format, El Guapo serves tacos, burrito, burrito bowls, and sides. This is all conveniently sold in major spots within the city. Check their online menu for details and locations.


Katoi is a very popular Thai pop up and food truck in Detroit. Katoi’s menu is constantly changing based on what is locally and seasonally fresh. However, Katoi has been known to serve dishes like crispy Thai chicken, fried chicken sandwich, or ramen soup. The truck is located behind Two James Distillery in Corktown.

Katoi food | © an6el177/Flickr


The mobile site of Rogue Estate, aka RE BBQ, is a black truck with red print. It looks like a barbecue food truck. RE BBQ is one of the best food trucks in Detroit. Serving classics like smoked pork and ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, and sides of mac n cheese. Everything you want and more (like the smoked pineapple).

Food Truck | © Ted Eytan/Flickr

Chicken Coupe

Chicken Coupe is mainly dedicated to chicken and waffles. They do creative improvisations on this crowd favorite; however, Chicken Coupe also serves more chicken, just styled in different ways. This food truck also serves soul food desserts like strawberry cheesecake and sweet potato fries. Find locations and hours on their Facebook page.


Stockyard serves a variety of sandwiches: the most famous is the Korean beef sandwich that has the perfect blend of spicy and savory. However, Stockyard also serves different options like the broccoli melt or the croque monsieur. Available for lunch and dinner, catered parties, and special occasions, Stockyard is mobile, reasonable, and delicious.

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