As the Northern Michigan food truck scene continues to grow, so do our summer plans! We’ve rounded up our favorite food trucks, Northern Michigan’s newest food trucks and which food trucks will be at your favorite food truck parks from Beulah to Traverse City to Petoskey. Dive in to keep your stomach and plans full all Summer 2021!

The Back Lot | Petoskey & Charlevoix

Expanding to two locations for the 2021 season, The Back Lot features a beer garden and multiple food trucks at each location. Explore the 2021 season food trucks for both Petoskey and Charlevoix below. And don’t forget… The Back Lot is pet-friendly!

Food Trucks at The Back Lot Petoskey
425 Michigan St. | (231) 881-9933

Happy’s Taco Shop
Open Thursday to Monday Noon to 9 p.m. | (231) 330-9408

The Reel Deal Fish & Chips
Open Thursday to Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m. | (231) 373-2766

Cheese & Co.
Open Thursday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8: 30 p.m.


The Back Lot Charlevoix Food Trucks
231 Ferry Ave. | The Back Lot Charlevoix Website

New for 2021, The Back Lot Charlevoix is currently working on announcing their food truck line-up for the summer season. As of right now, Cheese & Co. will be at both the Charlevoix and Petoskey locations, however, more food trucks will be joining the roster in the coming months.

The Back Lot Petoskey with Cheese & Co. Food Truck
Dog sitting on owners lap at the Back Lot restaurant in Petoskey.

Charlevoix & Petoskey Area Food Trucks

Mim’s Mobile Grill | Petoskey
The most delicious gyros and feta fries make Mim’s a must-visit on your trip to Petoskey. Visit their website to see where they can be found during the summer 2021 season. 

Pigs Eatin’ Ribs | Charlevoix
Known as Michigan’s only rolling smokehouse, Pigs Eatin’ Ribs features mouthwatering BBQ options including everything from brisket to pulled pork tacos.

Barrel Back Restaurant Food Truck | Walloon Lake
Featuring lakeside seating and a delectable menu, the Barrel Back Food Truck is perfect for the entire family. From traditional American dishes to BBQ with a twist, this food truck is perfect for events or a quick trip.

The Little Fleet in Traverse City

Located on Front St. in Traverse City, The Little Fleet is a food truck park that features multiple rotating food trucks. All trucks will be open beginning Monday, April 26 and the official grand opening will be hosted on Thursday, April 29.

2021 Season Food Trucks at Little Fleet:

448 E. Front St. | (231) 943-1116 | The Little Fleet Website


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The Coin Slot | Traverse City

Typically known as a laid-back spot to enjoy old-school arcade games and pinball machines, The Coin Slot will be adding food trucks to its 2021 roster. You can expect to see these notable food trucks parked in the lot directly in front of The Coin Slot during the summer season.

Rad.Ish Street Food
Vegan and vegetarian options ranging from loaded fries to sushi.
(231) 943-1145

Archie’s Food Truck
Fresh, American-inspired food with a twist created with Michigan-made ingredients.
(989) 745-5233


Benzie & Leelanau County Food Trucks

Mary’s Asian Cuisine | Beulah
Serving up fresh, Asian-style cuisine, Mary’s is known for its delicious menu. Whether you’re looking for spring rolls, noodles or loaded Asian tacos, there is sure to be something on the menu for everyone.
(231) 871-0716

Taqueria Las Lagunas | Suttons Bay
This family-owned and operated food truck specializes in authentic Mexican tacos. The menu features recipes passed from generation to generation originating in Matamoros, Coahuila.
(231) 944-3974

Wingz & Thingz | Benzie
Featuring American-style dishes, Wingz & Things menu has something to fit every craving. Additionally, their two sister food trucks, Noodlez & Rice and Tacos & Nachoz, can also be found in Northern Michigan. 
(231) 715-6021

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