Food trucks are the trendiest places to eat! What makes them special is their home-grown feel. Whether started by an upcoming chef or a new addition to a brick-and-mortar location, food trucks typically meal one thing – fantastic food!
Give your taste buds a treat by exploring the many black-owned food trucks around Detroit. We’ve selected a few of our favorites to try this summer.
Beans & Cornbread
There’s no better place to get soul food than Beans & Cornbread. It’s one of the most successful soul food restaurants in Detroit that now has a food truck to bring its award-winning food right to you!
Beans & Cornbread opened its doors in 1997. It’s always stayed on top of demand, and its food truck helped expand it to new local areas. It’s available for catering events and makes appearances at food truck rallies.
Taste the delicious southern comfort foods served right from the mobile kitchen. A few favorites are the Down Home Chicken Wings, Louisiana Style Gumbo, and Chicken & Waffles. It’s a hearty meal that will surely satisfy your cravings.
Fork In Nigeria
Located on the Avenue of Fashion, Fork in Nigeria brings the taste of Nigeria to our Detroit neighborhoods. It was founded by Prej Iroegbu, a native Nigerian and head chef – you can trust that you’re getting authentic dishes!
Fork in Nigeria is one of the newest in the Detroit food truck scene. Opening in 2020 was a risky move that paid off thanks to the top-quality food it serves to a growing fanbase.
It prides itself on using traditional cooking methods for a genuine culinary experience. Each bite is full of flavor with imported spices direct from the motherland.
A few of the must-try dishes are jollof rice, spicy steak, and fufu.
Yum Village is a black-owned food truck success story. The original truck was started by Godwin Ihentuge, whose entrepreneurial spirit grew into a permanent retail location. Now, you have a couple of options for getting your hands on its signature hot bowls.
Yum Village specializes in West African and Caribbean dishes. You’ll find everything from jollof rice to jerk chicken to hand-crafted spirits. Ihentuge has already served over 20,000 meals – the countless five-star reviews confirm the incredible taste.
Yum Village is very involved in the Detroit community. He frequently hosts events and cooking workshops. One of his goals is to enrich the African Diaspora community located in Detroit.
The Lobster Food Truck
The Lobster Food Truck has a busy season ahead of it. Over the recent years, it’s skyrocketed in popularity – it was voted the best food truck by Hour Detroit Magazine and sets up in many of the top events around the city. There’s plenty of chances to get your first taste of its famous lobster rolls.
Its founder, known locally as “Chef Nick,” developed his chef talents working around the nation before starting up The Lobster Food Truck. It proved to be an excellent move. Its loyal customers consistently rave about lobster rolls, lobster mac & cheese, and shrimp tacos.
Be sure to check their location daily to see where they’ll be parked next!
Chef Tony started one of Detroit’s premier catering company’s Durden’s Catering. After catering high-profile events and popular venues around the city, it was enough motivation to start The Gripper food truck. Now, you can get the same great food from the mobile restaurant front.
The Gripper is famous for its “Gripper” sandwich. But what makes the food truck stand out the most is the themed menu days. It rotates the menu so that you’ll always find something new cooking in the truck. One day you might find specialty tacos and the next a menu full of soul food.
Be sure to check the current location for where you can place an order of the savory food.
Chef Lester Gouvia grew up on delicious Caribbean food, so opening Norma G’s was in honor of his mother, who inspired his cooking passion. It’s one of the top Caribbean restaurants in Detroit, and the demand led to opening its first food truck in 2015.
Norma G’s now brings authentic Caribbean dishes to the Detroit neighborhoods. You’ll instantly smell the mouthwatering scents of the jerk wings, curry chicken, oxtail sliders, and beef patties when approaching the window to place an order. It also has vegan dishes available for healthier options.
It’s impressive how Gouvia maintains the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere and food quality within the mobile truck. It’s available for catering and private parties.
Master Chef Mobile Grill Food Truck
If you’re looking for mouthwatering food, there’s one name in town you should get familiar with – Master Chef Mobile Grill Food Truck. With a staff full of accomplished chefs, your food will easily surpass all your expectations.
Kevin Holt is the owner and head chef at the Master Chef Mobile Grill. He has over four decades of culinary experience. His truck specializes in deli-style meals, including sandwiches, burgers, and sides. It’s the perfect place to stop by for lunch or dinner on the go.
Invite the gourmet mobile kitchen to cater your event or party to give guests the culinary experience of a lifetime!
Ozale’s Kitchen is proof that good food sells itself. Chef Ozale is a viral food sensation thanks to his food posts on social media full of comments asking for pricing and location. A quick flip through the Instagram feed will make anyone hungry!
The massive demand for his food creations helped launch his food truck business, Ozale’s Kitchen. He’s mastered a range of meals, from seafood to pasta dishes. The food speaks for itself and has a lot of word-of-mouth buzz around the city about how good it is.
You can find Ozale’s Kitchen all around Detroit – it’s always parked at new locations, so be sure to check the weekly location schedule. The truck is also available for private dinners and catering services.
Did we make you hungry yet? How about trying one of these food trucks today! Let us know in the comments which is your favorite food truck or others not mentioned that should be on our radar.