It’s getting warmer out and soon you’ll be able to enjoy some outside fun in Michigan. From farmer’s markets, parks, rooftop lounges, to outdoor concerts, and festivals there’s a lot of outdoor events with great food to enjoy. And of course, you’ll be able to chow down on some delicious food at a food truck.

Food trucks are a way to switch it up from a traditional brick-mortar establishment. They also bring a variety of unique foods to different parts of your town. Several black-owned food trucks in Michigan offer scrumptious dishes.

Here’s a list of black-owned Michigan food trucks you should check out.

  • The Lobster Food Truck

    One mobile food stop you can find in Metro Detroit is The Lobster Food Truck. Detroit native Kathryn Wilson and her nephew Chef Nick Wilson opened The Lobster Food Truck in 2018. They offer gourmet seafood and serve the Metro Detroit area. “Our specialties are our Hot Lobster Roll, Seafood Mac & Cheese, Seafood Grilled Cheese, and Loaded Seafood Waffle Fries,” said Julie Smith Fields of The Lobster Truck. Metro Detroiters can find The Lobster Food Truck at several scheduled events throughout the summer and spring including festivals, private parties, and pop-ups. Find out where their truck will be daily by visiting their website or social media.

    Lobster Roll

  • Jackson Five Star Catering

    Jackson’s Five Star Catering is a full-service catering company located in Ferndale. According to their website, Anthony and Cindy Jackson have been providing catering services since 1995. Though a catering service, they have a Motown Bistro and a Five Star food truck. These two food fucks have been at events including Paint Creek Center for the Arts, the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Detroit Auto Show in Hart Plaza, the Detroit Fireworks Show, and many other stops. You can find menu items like southern fried fish, lemon-pepper shrimp, the “Motown Burger,” BBQ ribs and pulled pork, chicken tenders, sausages, and chili cheese fries. Some of their sweeter menu items include elephant ears, funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos, cotton candy, corn dogs, and tropical shaved ice.

    Frying funnel cake

  • Fork in Nigeria

    “Our FoodTruck embodies the best flavors and cooking traditions of authentic Nigerian cuisine,” said their website. The Halal Certified food truck serves the East Pointe, Livernois, Midtown Detroit areas. Fork in Nigeria’s menu features steak, goat, chicken, and vegetarian options. Some of the chef’s picks include fried plantain, akara balls, fufu, and egusi soup.

    Deep fried plantains and beans pottage



  • CC’s Soulfood

    Another Black-owned food truck to check out in Metro Detroit is CC’s SoulfFood food truck, owned and operated by Ciera Wells. The food truck features catfish, mac and cheese, fries, fried chicken, burgers, and salmon croquette balls. They have made stops at the Spirit Plaza Detroit, Birmingham Car Cruise, Madonna College events, and more. CC’s Soulfood books events for grad parties, birthday parties, and corporate events.

    fried catfish

  • Sweetjays Bakeshop

    Sweetjays Bakeshop offers custom fondant cakes, cupcakes, and traditional desserts for all occasions. One of their services include a dessert truck. The bakeshop is in Warren, but you can find the dessert truck making stops across Metro Detroit. Sweetjays dessert truck features cupcakes, donuts, ice cream, and cookies. They also offer premium desserts like peach cobbler and banana pudding.


  • Detroit Mini Donut

    Karen Hudson and Karla Willis are co-owners of Detroit Mini Donut. “It is of utmost importance to both of ladies, that Detroit Mini Donut be a positive driving force in helping bring back the city of Detroit,” said the Detroit Mini Donut website. Their donut shop is in Detroit where one can find fresh mini donuts with a variety of toppings. Recently, they began to feature Italian ice. The “Big Red” donut truck has made stops at the Detroit Zoo, Detroit Institute of Arts, Plymouth Ice Festival, and many more.

    mini donuts in a box

  • Cornbread Restaurant

    If you can’t make it out to Cornbread Restaurant in Southfield for dine in or carry out, you can always catch them at their food truck ‘Beans & Cornbread.’ The truck has served soul food at the AAA Auto Expo, Southfield’s ‘Eat to the Beat’ concert, and their very own ‘Cars & Cornbread’ event. Their food truck offers soul items like collard greens, red beans and rice, cornbread, fried catfish, pork fried pork, chops, and fried chicken, sweet potato pie, and peach cobbler.

    collard greens, cornbread, and fried chicken

  • Cynt-sational EATS

    Cynt-sational EATS is a food truck that offers gourmet vegan air popped popcorn with
    B vitamins, trace minerals, amino acids as well as vegan dishes desserts. In 2019, owner and operator Cynthia was able to purchase a food truck where she would focus on vegan food and clean eating options.

    Colorful popcorn in a white bowl

  • Junk Food and Friends

    June Food and Friend is Black-owned and operated by women. The sweet treat truck features hand-spun slushies and shakes, Italian ice, and Michigan-made ice cream with a variety of toppings and flavors. The Junk Food and Friends truck has made stops at Detroit Fall Fest, Scary Hours Music Festival in East Pointe, and Detroit’s Mobile Madness Game Trailer Expo.

    Colorful scoops of ice cream


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