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    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Food Trucks in Grand Rapids

    Thrillist named Grand Rapids “Michigan’s Best Food City” – and that honor applies to our vibrant food truck culture as well as our traditional restaurant scene.

    Local food trucks make regular appearances at downtown’s Calder Plaza and Rosa Parks Circle and the North Quarter’s Riverside Park as well as various festivals and celebrations.

    Grand Rapids’ Must-Try Food Trucks

    Patty Matters Patty Matters had more positive comments than any other food truck. If you only make one stop, this should be it. While the menu is primarily burgers, this isn’t your average diner…

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    Visit the Grand Rapids Food Truck Association Facebook page for daily schedule updates for these popular mobile operators:

    Amanda Ice

    Shaved ice with all-natural toppings and made-fresh-to-order ice cream rolls.

    B.D’s BBQ

    Southern-style pork ribs, beef brisket and chicken plus sandwiches and sides.

    Coffee Rescue

    Locally roasted and perfectly brewed in a converted ambulance – because you never know when you’ll have a coffee emergency.

    Crepes by the Lakes

    A fresh twist on traditional Parisian street food – sweet, savory and breakfast favorites.

    Daddy Pete’s BBQ

    Delicious, Southern-style, slow-smoked meats served with a homemade, finger-lickin’ BBQ sauce.

    D&D’s Gluten Free

    Always-changing allergen-friendly menu items include chicken n’ waffles, fries, and rice ‘n bean bowls.

    Do Your Wurst

    Locally made hot dogs, sausages and toppings served on fresh-baked breads.


    Gourmet mini donuts made fresh on location with a tempting selection of delicious toppings.

    El Caribe

    Delectable Caribbean food – chimichurris, empanadas, chicarrons and more.

    The Everyday Chef & Wife

    A constantly rotating menu of creative meals, from Banh Mi sandwiches to edible cookie dough.

    Furniture City Creamery

    The mobile version of a popular local ice cream shop rotates unique dairy and vegan flavors.

    Ice Box Brand

    Artisan-made gourmet ice cream bars with a focus on local, quality ingredients.

    Kona Ice

    Great-tasting shaved ice with 30 or so flavor options ¬¬¬– under 50 calories per serving!

    Kool Breeze

    Slushies, snow cones, sundaes, ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, sausages, tacos and more.

    Patty Matters

    The winner of Mobile Cuisine’s “Food Truck Burger of the Year 2019” offers a range of gourmet burgers and sliders.

    Pig Out on the Fly

    Private-recipe BBQ sauces and spice rubs complement succulent meats smoked over hand-selected cherry and hickory woods.

    Pizza Parliament

    Hand-tossed, high-quality pizzas and breadsticks uniquely crafted with an exclusive special recipe.

    Porkfat Slim’s

    Low and slow Central Texas-style BBQ items include brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, sausage and chorizo.

    Pressed in Time

    Handcrafted “pressed” delights include meat sandwiches, fresh crum (potato) chips and a loaded waffle nacho.

    River City Cup & Cake

    West Michigan’s mobile coffee can, tea tin and breadbox serves up fresh brews and scrumptious pastries.

    Rix Stix Pronto Pups

    “Carnival fare” includes corn dogs, French fries, deep-fried mac ‘n cheese, fried Oreos and soft-service ice cream.

    Saladino Smoke

    Real pit-style BBQ selections smoked over locally grown oak, cherry, apple and mesquite woods.

    Silver Star Café

    Signature panini, wraps, soups and salads made by military foodservice veterans.  

    Tamales Mary

    Authentic, healthy Mexican favorites with vegetarian and gluten-free options.

    Two Scotts Barbecue

    Simple, straightforward barbecue and sides from the operator of a busy local restaurant.

    Underground Cookie Club

    Amazing one-of-a-kind cookies artisan ice cream sandwiches.

    YoChef’s Mobile Gourmet

    Rotating menu of breakfast burritos, lunch sandwiches and more from one of the area’s premier catering chefs.