Can you Smell That? Food Trucks are Popping up all Over Grand Rapids!
If you haven’t bought food from a food truck yet, you should definitely put it on your family’s Summer To-Do List!
Nowadays it’s fairly simple to hunt down a local food truck, but don’t worry, I did a little research for y’all and did my best to find the tastiest! All in the name of research…
To start the summer off right, in May, the Grand Rapids Food Truck Association (GRFTA), hosts an annual Roll’N Out Food Truck Festival on Ionia Avenue in Heartside Park area.
In the past, there has been up to 30 food trucks and trailers that participate, making the event Grand Rapids’ largest food truck rally!
On Friday evenings in the summer, Riverside Park hosts “Food Truck Fridays” from 5:00 – 9:00 PM.
Word to the wise: get there early. And while picnic tables are provided, bring your own chairs or picnic blanket if you want to sit in the shade.
Since there is a ton of room all around the food trucks for kids to play, soccer balls and bubble machines are highly recommended! (Also, sunscreen and bug spray!)
These guys pop up all over West Michigan so check out our list at the end of this post for the upcoming food truck events near you!
Even Picky Kids can Find Tasty Fare at These Trucks
Sure, adults love a good food truck, but what about kids? What about kids who refuse to eat anything besides toast and fruit snacks?
You can still bring picky eaters to a food truck! I’ve included the kid-friendly options that I found on the various menus. If you have a picky kid like me who only eats chicken nuggets, French fries, and mac & cheese, you will appreciate the following list.
By no means are these all the food trucks in West Michigan, but these are the ones that have great kid-friendly options!
Do you know of other food trucks in Grand Rapids with kid-friendly menus? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!
The 10 Hottest Kid-Friendly Food Trucks Around Grand Rapids
1 – PATTY MATTERS
The best burger food truck in town!
Must try items: The Brewster, Senorita Cha Cha, The Wrappin Crab
Kid-friendly items: Simple Slider, Fries
2 – D&D’S GLUTEN-FREE
Your gluten-free superheroes!
Must try items: Frick-en Fries, BBQ Pulled Pork Fries, Rice and Bean Bowl
Kid-friendly items: Chicken Strips, Fries
3 – THE EVERYDAY CHEF AND WIFE
Local. Organic. Handmade.
Must try items: Banh Mi Sandwich, Chicken Curry Salad Sandwich, G&T Turkey Leg
Kid-friendly items: Turkey Leg, Fries, edible cookie dough
4 – PORKFAT SLIM’S BBQ
What good BBQ is supposed to taste like!
Must try items: Brisket, Pulled Pork, Meat Sampler
Kid-friendly items: Macaroni & Cheese
5 – DOUGHRUNTS
Makin’ sweet and savory mini doughnuts!
Must try items: Maple Bacon, S’mores, Cinnamon Roll
Kid-friendly items: All the flavors! (And you can watch them be made as well!)
6 – FIRE & RICE PAELLA
A dish that is meant for sharing
Must try items: Chicken & Sausage Paella, Vegan Paella
Kid-friendly items: Chicken & Sausage Paella, Vegan Paella
7 – PIG OUT ON THE FLY
Creating incredible barbeque for our customers!
Must try items: Pork Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Sausage
Kid-friendly items: Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, Fresh baked cookies
8 – CREPES BY THE LAKES
It’s French for “pancake”
Must try items: Ham Jam, Cubano, Nutella Strawberry
Kid-friendly items: Dessert crepes
9 – RIVER CITY CUP & CAKE
Coffees, Teas, and Pastries
Must try items: Iced Mocha, Cheese Danish
Kid-friendly items: Cinnamon Roll, Butter Cake Cupcake
10 – ANANDA ICE
Soft shaved ice and hand-rolled ice cream
Must try items: Shaved Ice, Frozen Lemonade
Kid-friendly items: Everything!
Hungry Yet? Here’s Where and When you can Find Food Trucks Around Town
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