From purple trucks covered in carrots to trucks covered in flames. We see these iconic vehicles cruising the streets of Lansing and wonder what glories are waiting beyond those windows. These traveling restaurants provide us with exemplary foods (that won't break the bank) and I've come up with a list of some of the best Lansing Food Trucks in the area to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!
Be sure to follow each food truck's Facebook pages for updated locations every week.
Good thing the Lansing area has one of the best Mexican restaurants on wheels. Family owned and operated, their recipes are passed down through the generations and exemplify the tastes of traditional Mexican fare! Find this truck in THREE different locations in the Lansing region, giving you no excuse to not try the cuisine that locals are raving over.
Fire & Rice Paella is a traveling food truck and catering collaboration ready to take on any occasion, whether that be your next holiday party or backyard social! Spanish Paella is a traditional Spanish dish made from rice, saffron, vegetables, seafood, and meat prepared in a large shallow pan over an outdoor fire. Follow their Facebook for updates on their upcoming locations and invite your friends and family to enjoy the Fire & Rice experience.
For the tastiest pizzas, perfect beer pairings, and a reliable location, look no further than Detroit Frankie’s, located just outside of Ellison Brewery. Sourcing local ingredients and going by a “no rules attitude,” the guys at Detroit Frankie's know how to make even the strangest ingredients more delicious than you can imagine - and yes, that includes the pickle pizza! To learn a bit more about them, you can watch our video series, Greatest Eats in Greater Lansing. Information about their hours can be found at their Facebook, along with some top notch pizza memes.
Hummus, falafel, pita, I will indulge in anything Mediterranean-inspired (vegetarian of course!). What makes From Scratch memorable isn't just their flavorful Lebanese cuisine made fresh on-site but their friendly service. Customers continue coming back for Bariaa's sweet smile as well as their sweet baklava!
For all the organic, gluten-free and vegan connoisseurs out there, this meal on wheels is for you! Usually found in REO Town outside of Blue Owl, this pink truck has taken over the Lansing food scene with its versatile food menu, suitable for all palettes.
Formerly known as Pie Hole Pizza Truck, Shove It is taking the Lansing area by storm, feeding people's pie holes one pizza at a time! Whether you want your pizza covered in Nutella, buffalo sauce or habanero honey, Shove It has it all. Check out their Facebook page every Sunday night for updates on where you can find their truck throughout the week and don't miss out on their Shove 2 deal for a chance to savor more than one of their money-making creations!
The Purple Carrot was launched in 2013 as Michigan’s FIRST farm to truck food stand and it's still thriving. Even making its way to the screen as a feature on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! The Purple Carrot uses locally sourced ingredients to create seasonal innovative menus. You may have spotted this truck outside of Red Haven, the restaurant that started the farm fresh phenomenon. To experience the food on the go yourself, find their weekly locations here.
Save room for even MORE food trucks any day of the week throughout Lansing: