Food trucks return to downtown Detroit May 16; what to expect

Food trucks return to downtown Detroit’s parks on May 16 for the 10th year with a lineup of more than 80 rotating concepts that include returning favorites and new faces.

David Cowan, chief public spaces officer for the Downtown Detroit Partnership, says the city received more applicants than ever for this year’s Downtown Street Eats, the program that brings food trucks and trailers to Cadillac Square and the Woodward Esplanade during weekday as well as to other downtown parks on special events.

“We have so many new trucks participating this year, it’s just really refreshing,” Cowan said. “It’s been fun to watch a lot of entrepreneurs who have been thinking about their dream of opening a truck the past two years now being able to do it.”

He said the reason for the uptick in applicants is partially because the parks offer business owners a well-known location with a consistent customer base.

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