Food Trucks Will Make A Stop This Spring in Downtown Rochester

You've probably seen them at Eastern Market, in downtown Royal Oak or parked outside businesses in Troy. Now, the mobile restaurants will be an attraction at "Deck Art" fest in May.

The food trucks are coming. 

Three mobile restaurant trucks - serving everything from fried pickles to tacos to soups and sandwiches - will be a featured attraction of the upcoming Deck Art festival in downtown Rochester.

The event is planned for May 16-17 and includes a gallery crawl from downtown business to downtown business to see skateboard decks that will be transformed into works of art. 

Read: All of Downtown Rochester Getting On Board for This Spring's 'Deck Art' Fest

The food trucks, which are popular in Ferndale, Royal Oak, Troy and other Oakland County cities, are one of several extra attractions planned for the weekend. They'll be parked on East Fourth Street between Main Street and the alley.

Here are the trucks that have been invited to participate during the Deck Art event:

Green Zebra Truck: Yep, this truck is green, and it serves up soups, salads and sandwiches. You can usually find it in Birmingham, Royal Oak and outside Comerica Park, among other spots. For a menu, visit www.eatgreenzebra.com

Concrete Cuisine: The appetizer menu for this truck includes "Frickles" (i.e. fried dill pickles). Also offered: chicken strips, falafel and tabbouleh on pita bread and more. Visit concretecuisine.com.

El Guapo: Fresh Mexican selections include burritos and tacos; this truck is billed as the "first licensed and accepted Detroit food truck in the city’s history," according to its website, www.elguapogrill.com.

Sally Edwards March 11, 2013 at 02:32 PM
This is exciting news! Food trucks are HUGE on the west coast and have been featured on a number of shows on the FOOD Channel. If we can get a corn dog truck, I'd be in heaven!
Julie w March 11, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Maybe they can bring back real tower pizza
Jessica Story March 11, 2013 at 04:13 PM
I am SO excited for this. I have been making the drive on my lunch break whenever Green Zebra and Concrete Cuisine are in Troy and Rochester Hills. Their food is delicious. You have to try the frickles and the spinach artichoke grilled cheese!
chris murray March 12, 2013 at 02:41 AM
Can't wait. On a recent visit to downtown Minneapolis the food trucks just fill the downtown area during lunch and the aromas were out of this world. Wish I could have tried them all. The business people just flock to them.
Meredith McCutcheon March 12, 2013 at 04:00 PM
CanNOT wait!!
Kimberly Vieau RN May 21, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Food trucks do add a flair and flavor to a community that the City of Rochester will sadly have to do without. Food trucks are not allowed in the City of Rochester. It seems the brick and mortar restaurant establishments see them as a threat to their multimillion dollar enterprises. In every city food trucks exist, this has never been shown to be the case. In fact dedicated "foodies" are pulled into a community they otherwise might not visit just to attend a food truck. The businesses that are hurt by this are ALL the little shops these foodie visitors may have visited while in town. It's hard to see the wisdom of the Business Development Committee of Rochester "protecting" one sector of business at the expense of all others. Furthermore, as many of you may have seen in May, the modern food truck is HIP, HYGIENIC, and definitely cutting edge interesting. So I would make the suggestion that the BDC and their restaurant members reconsider their closed minded and fearful way of thinking if they EVER want Rochester to become "the place to be" like Royal Oak, Ferndale and other cities enjoy being. Rankled in Rochester~ Kimberly Vieau RN- The Chow Down Food Truck
chris murray May 22, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Thank you for sharing this information. It is so sad that sometimes communities shoot themselves in the foot so to speak. In downtown Minneapolis there were plenty of bricks and mortar restaurants and none seemed to be going out of business. I think Rochester needs to move with the times or they are going to lose a lot more than what they are afraid of losing.


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