The Little Fleet

The “hub” of our vibrant food truck scene is definitely The Little Fleet, a family-friendly, neighborhood pub offering beer, wine, craft cocktails and tons of outdoor seating including some tables under their new tent. It now hosts 9 trucks!

  • Roaming Harvest: Locally focused street food & fusion tacos featuring ingredients grown, raised or made by local businesses and sustainable farms.
  • Anchor Station: Burgers, nachos, loaded fries and more of your  favorite comfort food done right.
  • White on Rice – authentic sushi, ramen, and tempura
  • Happy’s Taco Shop – Unique tacos featuring local ingredients, Happy’s chips and more.
  • Pigs Eatin’ Ribs – Offering a full service food truck with Northern Michigan’s only rolling Smokehouse.
  • Nitrology – the United States first Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Truck featuring fully customizable, made to order ice cream.
  • Pleasanton Pizza – Pleasanton Bakery’s food truck offers a variety of pizzas with crust using organic, Michigan grown grains.
  • Daily Blend – Vegetarian, gluten free and delicious using local whenever possible.
  • The Big Squeeze – Little Fleet’s newest truck features cocktails, brewery tap takeovers, and special drinks.

photos courtesy White on Rice and The Compass Points Here

A 2013 ruling by the city of Traverse City allowed food trucks, and in just three years we’ve seen amazing gains! You can find these trucks all around the area serving up affordable, local and diverse dishes and even hire some of them to cater your party. Check out the ones we know of in the area, and if you’re aware of others – post them in the comments or on our Facebook page!

One note – hours vary widely, so if you have your heart set on a particular truck’s offerings, check the link to their webpage to confirm!

Epicure Catering & Cherry Basket Farm

The Lot

A second multi-truck location has opened at 444 E 8th Street, The Lot.

  • Cordwood BBQ – firewood smoked meats with fresh seasonal sides using ingredients from nearby farms.
  • Betty’s Hot Dish – serves a variety of home style classics and homemade soups from original recipes that will warm your heart, body and soul.
  • Norma’s Tamales – authentic Mexican fare.
  • Uptown Dogs – bringing hot dogs to another level using locally sourced goods and farm style mustards.
  • Wingz & Thingz – a wide range of wings as well as pizza, sandwiches & burgers.
  • La Tropicana Fruit Cup – serving traditional tropical fruit cups and fresh water drinks.

Other Locations

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