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12 Southeast Michigan Food Trucks to Try Right Now

Barbecue, shawarma, curry, coffee, ice cream sandwiches, and mac 'n' cheese.

Norma G's.
Norma G's.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Detroit offers a deep food truck scene with lots of options and the list keeps growing. Whether you're looking for a tasty shawarma on the go or Trinidadian curry there's something here to satisfy your hunger pangs. Without further adieu, here are 13 trucks, carts, and trailers on our radar right now.

Norma G's

Detroit Food Trucks 2015Lester Gouvia's new truck showcases Trinidadian flavors in curries, jerk chicken, sliders, mac & cheese and more. Find him serving regularly on Sundays at St. CeCe's.

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Stockyard

Stockyard_Trailer_resize_embed.0.jpgChef Marc Bogoff operates a supper club pop-up series under the same name, but his sandwich-peddling trailer offers flavor for the masses. The menu changes frequently, but past flavors have included Korean beef, broccoli melt, pork shoulder, and more. If you're not convinced Stockyard is the right choice just check out mouthwatering Instagram.

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Twisted Mitten

Detroit Food Trucks 2015Chef Omar Anani of The Twisted Mitten food truck (formerly Qais) serves a halal, farm-to-table menu that features products like products such as The Brinery's sriracha and New Yasmeen Bakery's pitas. Frequent customers recommend the lamb bacon BLT.

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Hero or Villain

Detroit Food Trucks 2015Bring your hunger to justice at this comic book-themed truck. Find classic combinations on the "Hero" menu and unexpected flavors on the villain side. For vegetarians, the Captain Planet is a great option with sautéed portabella mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted red pepper, mozzarella, and pesto aioli on a hoagie.

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Concrete Cuisine

Detroit Food Trucks 2015A regular at Downtown Street Eats, Concrete Cuisine doesn't ascribe to any specific taste, just super fresh food. The Mediterranean nachos — pita chips topped with roasted bell pepper hummus, falafel, tabbouleh, tahini, and cheese sauce — are a fan favorite.

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Detroit 75 Kitchen

Detroit Food Trucks 2015Debuting last fall in Southwest, Detroit 75 Kitchen made a splash with its garlic cilantro fries, falafel, and shawarma. Find them parked in the U.S. Fuel Truckstop Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Rogue Estate BBQ

Detroit Food Trucks 2015Brisket, ribs, kielbasa, and pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu at this Woodward Heights-based barbecue trailer. Make sure to order the jalapeno slaw. Rogue Estate is popping-up regularly at the Heights Food Center.

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Drifter Coffee

Detroit Food Trucks 2015Barista-turned-entrepreneur Alleah Webb is now serving coffee, tea, and pastries out of her freshly completed 1960s trailer. Follow their movements on Facebook and Twitter.

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What Up Dough

Detroit Food Trucks 2015What better way to bear the summer heat than with a cookie ice cream sandwich? What Up Dough's bike-powered food cart peddles just that alongside homemade rolls of cookie dough. This one's a moving target, but you're sure to see them at Corktown Farmers Market on Thursdays.

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The Mac Shack

The_Mac_Shack_resize_embed.0.jpgEverybody's favorite comfort food takes center stage at this food truck. The deep-fried mac ‘n' cheese balls are a glorious indulgence while the Cheechs' Trip mac gives diners a little extra bite with chorizo, jalapeno, pico de gallo, and spicy cheese. Mac Shack is a regular at Eastern Market, but check their schedule and social media to pinpoint their current location.

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Ricewood

Ricewood_resize_embed.0.jpgAnn Arbor's new Pacific island-style barbecue trailer features rice bowls topped slow roasted meat, spicy, salty finadene sauce, and a side of cucumber salad. Find them parked next to Mogan & York Monday through Friday from noon until sold-out.

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Shimmy Shack

Detroit Food Trucks 2015Shimmy Shack's was recently named one of PETA's top five vegan food trucks in the U.S. Owner Debra Levantrosser's vegan and (mostly) gluten free menu features veggie and falafel burgers, chili, nachos, sweet potato fries and "milk" shakes. Based out of South Lyon, the truck travels regularly to Detroit, Ann Arbor, and beyond.

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What's your favorite food truck? Let us know in the comments or drop a note at the tipline.

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