Northern Michigan Food Truck Guide: 30+ Local Food Trucks –

by Alea Wilkins and Rachel Souillere | Jun 29, 2022 | Counties, Food & Drink, Towns
Hit the road and try some of the best food trucks this summer! Whether you’re looking for a meal on the go, a casual outdoor dining experience or just something new, these food truck parks and stand-alone food trucks from five different counties are the perfect opportunity to get a unique taste of Northern Michigan.
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Cordwood BBQ
From pulled pork to vegan alternatives, this truck has BBQ flavors for everyone.
Glendale Ave.
Look no further than Glendale Ave for mouth-watering burgers and specialty fries.
Good on Wheels
Bringing Vietnamese street food to Traverse City, this truck serves up delicious bao buns, vermicelli noodle bowls and more.
Happy’s Taco Shop
A local favorite serving delicious tacos, burritos and Michigan-made tortilla chips.
Traverse City Pizza Company
Pizza lovers will appreciate the classic toppings and inventive combinations from the T.C. Pizza Company. Plus, they sell Moomers ice cream!
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Archie’s Food Truck
Archie’s reimagines staple summer foods with upscaled burgers, fries and mac and cheese.
: 221 Garland St.
Norma’s Tamales and Mexican Cuisine
Serving hot and fresh tamales, tacos, tostados, quesadillas and more.
Location: The corner of Division St. & Randolph St.
Photo by Glendale Ave.
A burger from Glendale Ave at The Little Fleet. Photo by Glendale Ave.
Offering more than just fried food, Fried is famous for their fresh fish handhelds and homemade chocolate pudding.

Stand Alone Food Trucks

A food truck in Northport serving authentic Mexican fare.
Location: Northport, 49670
Around the Corner Food & Fun
Offering a variety of comfort food in a family-friendly outdoor environment.
Location: 115 S Waukazoo St., Northport, 49670
The Big Hot Woody
A food truck in partnership with The Mitten Brewing Company serving pizza and beer.
: 112 W Nagonaba St., Northport, 49670
Cedar Sol Taco Stand
A local favorite taco truck with vegetarian options.
Location: 9452 S Cedar Rd., Cedar, 49621
Polish Heritage Farm
Serving Polish delicacies conveniently behind the Polish Art Center in Leelanau.
Location: 8994 S Kasson St., Cedar, 49621
Taqueria Las Lagunas
In Suttons Bay, this truck has authentic Mexican tacos, burritos and more.
Location: 1375 S W Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay, 49682
Related Read: Northern Michigan Food Truck Updates for 2021.
Cheese & Co.
This quirky food truck is known for their specialty cheesey items like grilled cheese, mac & cheese and cheese curds.
Full Moon Pizza
Serving wood-fired pizzas for one or for the whole family.
Happy’s Taco Shop
A local favorite serving delicious tacos, burritos and Michigan-made tortilla chips.
Mim’s Mobile Grill
Get Mediterranean food at Mim’s! Specialty items include gyros and falafels.
Phoxy’s Phillies & Grindage
Known for their cheesesteaks, Phoxy’s also has chicken wings and vegetarian alternatives.
The Reel Deal
This seafood joint features fish fresh from the Great Lakes, crab cakes and more.
Photo by The Back Lot
The Full Moon Pizza truck at The Back Lot Petoskey. Photo by The Back Lot.
Cheese & Co.
This quirky food truck is known for their specialty cheesey items like grilled cheese, mac & cheese and cheese curds.
Fresh Coast
Sliders with a side of fries are this truck’s featured menu items.
Grill Chasers
A BBQ truck with flavors from around the world, specializing in wraps and skewers.
Island Grillers
Serving a variety of tropical fare from jerk chicken to coconut shrimp.
The Reel Deal
This seafood joint features fish fresh from the Great Lakes, crab cakes and more.

Stand Alone Food Trucks

Black Market Foods
This truck has specialty deli sandwiches, salads and vegan chili.
Location: 743 Petoskey Ave, Charlevoix
Pita Cruiser
Offering Mediterranean street food in downtown Charlevoix.
Location: 101 B Van Pelt Pl.
The Cheese & Co. truck at The Back Lot Petoskey.
Burger Bus
This bus knows burgers! From classic beef patties to vegan options, Burger Bus’ menu offers something for everyone.
Location: Look at Burger Bus’ weekly schedule.
Dia De Los Tacos
Their specialty tacos and quesadillas can’t be beat!
Location: Look at Dia De Los Tacos’ weekly schedule.
Fish Express
Get fresh fish from the Great Lakes as sandwiches, tacos, fish-in-chips and more. This truck also provides vegetarian alternatives.
Location: 1034 N Third St.
Specializing in wood-fired pizza, Smelted has unique pizza toppings and fresh salads.
Location: Look at Smelted’s weekly schedule.
Ultimate Sandwich Co.
This truck holds true to its name with a variety of sandwiches to meet everyone’s tastes.
Location: Third St. Marketplace lot
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Brunch Babes
Best known for its appearance on The Great Food Truck Race, this brunch truck has loaded tots, handmade donuts, freshly brewed coffee and more.
Chavela’s Tacos
Delicious, authentic tacos isn’t the only item this truck is known for. Enjoy tamales, burritos, homemade salsa and more.
Lakeside Wiener Wagon
From the classic Chicago hot dog to a Mexican street corn-inspired dog, the Lakeside Wiener Wagon specializes in incredible hot dogs.
Road Crew Galley
With delicious handhelds, soups and unique specials, this truck is a lunch favorite.
Some popular menu items from this quirky joint specializing in corn-based fare include Mexican street corn, loaded baked potatoes and their signature “Roast’d” corn.

Stand Alone Food Trucks

The Thai Mango
Offering a variety of fresh, authentic Thai food, this truck features Pad Thai, curries, fried rice and more.
Location: 202 E Ludington Ave., Ludington, 49431
Osorio Tacos y Salsas
An extension of Osorio’s restaurant in Williamsburg, this food truck is known for its homemade salsas and traditional tacos.
Alley Cat’s Eats & Sweets
Featuring fresh sandwiches, salads and sweet treats.

Located at The DAM Shop

The DAM Food Truck
Offering classic breakfast and lunch options at the Elk Rapids Marina.
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