Grand Rapids Food Trucks are Serving Up the Best Eats & Treats
No matter who is with you, everyone can hit up their favorite food truck for whatever they want to eat, and not have to compromise.
Today my husband and I both wanted Mexican. But I wanted tamales and he wanted a burrito. We both got our way because we found Los Jalapenos and Tamales Mary in the same spot at Rosa Parks Circle. WIN!
These guys pop up all over West Michigan so check out this list to find food trucks near you. You can also check the food trucks schedule below to see who’s popping up near you this week.
If you’re really digging their fare, many food trucks offer catering for birthdays, weddings or any other special event. And some even have brick-and-mortar locations.
Grand Rapids Food Trucks – Dinner
Street Chef Shaw
It’s hard to describe the amazing experience of Street Chef Shaw. His tacos and incredibly creative dishes have built a big following for Shaw around Grand Rapids.
Must try: Cactus red pepper hash, or any quesadilla.
Beecher’s Handcrafted Soft Pretzels
Bavarian soft pretzels
Pretzel fans rejoice – Beecher’s delivers the most authentic soft pretzel in West Michigan, complete with craft beer cheese on the side. You can occasionally find other pretzel specials like garlic parmesan, pepperoni provolone or cinnamon sugar.
Must Try: The classic handcrafted soft pretzel, which is their mainstay at the truck.
Beecher’s also has a brick and mortar on Burlingame in Wyoming with occasional walk-up hours.
Warning: once you’ve had Mexcellente, you won’t be able to get them out of your head. Fans are addicted to everything on their menu, and their customer service can’t be beat.
Must Try: Nachos, nachos, nachos. Especially the marinated pork nachos.
Burgers & Fries
Patty Matters Food Truck serves up the best burger in Grand Rapids according to many.
That’s because their gourmet mobile food kitchen offers a variety of burger types with customized toppings.
To preorder, you can order online or call in orders at 616-446-5210
Must Try: The Brewster, Senorita Cha Cha, The Wrappin Crab
Pizza Parliament Food Truck serves hand-tossed personal pizzas on a fresh homemade crust.
Menu item names follow a political theme – for example, you could order Obama’s Birth Certificate or a Straight Ticket pizza.
They also carry Smitten Mitten Ice Pops for those hot summer days.
Must Try: Any pizza, cheese bread, cinnamon sticks
Fire & Rice Paella
Paella is a rice dish meant for sharing with roots dating back to the 1500s.
Fire & Rice Paella Food Truck creates a dish with meat or seafood or a combo – along with rice and saffron imported from Spain.
They are often found at the Food Truck Fridays downtown GR.
Must Try: Chicken & Sausage Paella, Vegan Paella
The Everyday Chef and Wife
Local. Organic. Handmade.
Their cute mobile kitchen brings the freshest meals possible right to you!
They also offer in-home meal delivery and catering.
Must Try: Banh Mi Sandwich, Chicken Curry Salad Sandwich, G&T Turkey Leg
Sandwiches, tacos, empanadas and more
Must Try: Empanadas, loaded fries, tacos al pastor Turkey Leg
Pressed in Time
Delicious sandwiches pressed with a cast iron press on the hot grill
Special events, weddings, catering
Must Try: Mahalo taco, pressed pork Cuban, Texas Steak Press
18 different varieties of authentic Mexican tamales plus tacos, elotes and more.
And if you miss their truck, you can still experience epic tamales at their Wyoming or Eastown locations.
Must Try: Black beans, dessert tamales
Regulars at Ada and Fulton Street Farmers Markets,
Must Try: Burritoes are on point. Try it with their green sauce.
Pig Out on the Fly
Creating incredible barbeque for their customers!
They do a lot of weddings and special events, so if you like their food, bring ’em out for your special occasion.
Must Try: Mootine Fries, Pork Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Sausage
Enjoy all your fav classic BBQ foods – they are all mouth-wateringly delicious.
Plus weddings and special events
Must Try: Pulled Pork, Ribs
Daddy Pete’s BBQ
Mouth-watering smoked meats seasoned with a special dry rub. Yum!
Plant based menu also available.
Business includes a food truck, a take out location and catering service
Must Try: Smoked chicken, beef brisket
BBQ the “old school way” – low and slow with traditional wood fired pits and grills
Catering and events
Must Try: Smoked Italian beef, brisket, pulled pork
Desserts @ Grand Rapids Food Trucks
Makin’ sweet and savory mini doughnuts!
Their donuts are made fresh and on location. Watch your donuts being made and choose from a wide variety of flavors.
Must Try: Maple Bacon, S’mores, Cinnamon Roll
Crepes by the Lakes
West Michigan’s only mobile creperie. It’s French for “pancake.”
Breakfast crepes, savory crepes, and sweet crepes, too.
Healthy, fast, local & organic ingredients.
They bring a twist to this traditional Parisian street food.
Must Try: Ham Jam, Cubano, Nutella Strawberry Crepes
Little Mamma’s Ultimate Dessert & Snack Food Truck
A little bit of all your favorites: cupcakes, ice cream, chips, drinks
Special events, birthday parties
Must Try: Chocolate Bomb Cake, Carmel Topper Cake, Pumpkin Roll, Brownie Cheesecake cupcake
The amazing coffee comes to you! Get all your favs including lattes, hot chocolate, espresso
Online shop offers bags of coffee, shirts, K-Cups and more
Must Try: Everything is delicious
Amazingly decadent waffles – on a stick!
Offering savory options like pepperoni pizza or hot dog as well as sweet options like Cinna Bun Stick
Must Try: Unicorn Poop, PB & Choc stick, Cinna Bun Stick
Bumblebee Ice Cream
Nostalgic ice cream treats
Find the truck out and about around Grand Rapids or book an ice cream cart to come to you.
Must Try: Rainbow popsicles, chocolate-dipped ice cream pops
Soft shaved ices (tons of flavors to choose from – this is NOT a snow cone!) and hand-rolled ice cream.
Shaved ice flavors have no artificial colors or flavors.
Must Try: Shaved Ice, Mango Rolled Ice Cream
Barry G’s Italian Ice
Amazingly creamy ice cream and Italian ice
Italian ice is dairy free, gluten free, and dye free
Must Try: Cookie Monsta
Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars
Ice Cream Bars
Artisan-made gourmet ice cream bars with a focus on local and quality ingredients
Huge, unique ice cream bars
Must Try: Summertime S’mores, Strawberry Lemonade, Green Dragon
Shaved ice: a little taste of Hawaii right here in west Michigan
Travels to any event imaginable: weddings, parties, cook-outs, reunions…
Must Try: All flavors are amazing – sometimes even special “flavors” for adults
Ohana Hawaiian Ice
Perfectly fluffy shaved ice, tons of flavors – plus toppings
Available for weddings and any other special event
Must Try: Sour green apple with caramel topping, strawberry with dark chocolate topping, blueberry lemonade with sour spray, and butterbeer with with snowcap
Grand Rapids Food Trucks Schedule
Hungry yet? Here’s when and where you can find food trucks around town.
Please note that these events can change this summer, so check with any venue before heading out.