Food trucks bring a dose of fun — and fabulous cuisine — to your big day
Written By Rebecca Voigt | Photo By BTW Photography
Hello! Ice Cream’s vintage truck, “Ingrid,” offers delicious gelato and charming photo opps. Photo: BTW Photography
WHETHER YOU’RE, looking for a fun alternative to passed appetizers during cocktail hour or some late night bites to close out your affair, one of Detroit’s many food trucks is the perfect fit for your wedding day. Like every other aspect of the Detroit dining scene, there has been a boom in food trucks the last few years, and whether you’re craving sweet treats or full-on fine dining, there is a truck for you. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.
HELLO! ICE CREAM $
For a sweet treat to top off your celebration, look no further than Hello! Ice Cream. Known as “Ingrid,” the vintage truck serves gelato in cups or in novelty treats like pops, sandwiches, and mini cones. Couples can even create a custom flavor for their wedding.
THE PINK FLAMINGO $
An Airstream trailer converted into a mobile restaurant, The Pink Flamingo is more than just a food truck— it brings a distinct vibe to your celebration, including tables and umbrellas, flamingo lights, and music. All the food is made from scratch and sourced directly from local farmers, with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options available.
EL GUAPO GRILL $$
Fresh Mexican Fusion
A fresh take on Mexican cuisine, El Guapo Grill serves a variety of tacos, burritos, and sides infused with the flavors of international cuisine. From grilled chicken or spicy shrimp to pork belly or Korean beef, the options are endlessly satisfying — and endlessly delicious.
THE SALT & SUGAR CO. $$$
Natural & Organic
A family run business, The Salt & Sugar Co.’s mission is to bring fresh, local, natural, and organic food to the community. With a menu that’s 75 percent certified organic, your guests will enjoy specialties like Lemon Herb Chicken Breast, Organic Double Chocolate Cold Brew Coffee, and Fudge Walnut Brownies.
CONCRETE CUISINE $
Serving up gourmet sandwiches and unique side dishes since 2011, Concrete Cuisine is known for specialty items like vegetarian Mediterranean nachos and breaded dill pickle spears. With 40 years combined experience in the food and beverage industry, owners Jeff Aquilina and Justin Kava bring expertise and attention to detail to any event.
BIGALORA FOOD TRUCK $$
Like its restaurant namesake, the Bigalora Food Truck specializes in authentic Italian pizza, small plates, pasta, salad, and gelato. With two trucks in its fleet, each equipped with a wood-burning oven, Bigalora makes all the pizzas for your celebration fresh and on-site.
DETROIT 75 KITCHEN $$
Launched in 2015, Detroit 75 Kitchen does more than serve up some of the city’s best artisan street food. The stationary truck, which is only available for private events when not serving customers at its permanent location on Fort Street, is an anchor for redevelopment in Southwest Detroit. The truck employs local residents and also uses local produce and meat for all of its dishes, including Applewood Smoked Chicken with Smoked Cornbread, and Garlic Cilantro Fries.
MAC SHACK $
Gourmet Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Mac Shack’s mission is to “provide the best darn mac ‘n’ cheese you’ve ever had.” Using only fresh, high quality ingredients in signature recipes like Bacon Made Me Do It (macaroni in a creamy five-cheese sauce topped with applewood smoked bacon, fresh tomatoes, and green onions) and creative takes on french fries, Mac Shack offers comfort food at its finest.
$ – $1,000-$2,000
$$ – $2,000-$2,500
$$$ – $2,500+
Prices based on 150 guests with two-hour truck rental.