The Purple Carrot Food Truck

The Purple Carrot Food Truck launched in 2013 as Michigan's First Farm to Truck food stand. Our goal is to serve innovative, creative and fresh cuisine by utilizing the abundance of flavors Michigan has to offer.  We work directly with the farmers who grow the food and buy it when it is ripe and at its peak to be served, because food is only as good as the ingredients you start with.

Our mission can be summed up by our tag line:
Eat Fresh. Eat Local.


Closed for the season.
If you saw us on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, or Guy's Grocery Games in addition to our truck stops you can visit us at our restaurant Red Haven
Upcoming Airdates of DDD
on Food Network
Saturday, February 23, 11:30pm | 10:30c
Sunday, February 24, 2:30am | 1:30c


Upcoming Airdates of GGG
on Food Network
Wednesday, January 9, 8:00pm | 9:00c
Thursday, January 10, 3:00am | 2:00c
Wednesday, January 23, 6:00pm | 5:00c

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What We Make

We believe the best food starts with the highest quality ingredients. That is why The Purple Carrot's menus feature almost exclusively Michigan products. We have found the best Michigan has to offer to deliver you an unforgettable dining experience time after time. Our menus change with the seasons so come back often for the most recent local harvests!

Sample Menu

[DDD Mash Bites]
Panko Crusted Liquid Potato Croquettes, Baby Arugula Salad [7]

*[DDD Shrimp Burger]
Okemos Shrimp Burger, Cabbage-Apple Slaw, Tarragon Aioli, Brioche Bun [15]

 [Greek Freak Salad]
Chopped Blue Mitten Romaine, Roasted Red Pepper, Monroe Farms Fennel, Marinated Olives, Fluffy Bottom Feta, Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette  [10]

* [Tofu Banh Mi] (vegan)
Vietnemese Marinated Tofu, Lentil-Walnut Pate, Pickled Carrot & Jalapeno, Brinery Sriracha Veganaise, Monroe Farms Micro Cilantro  [10]

* [Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich]
Pouched Double L Farms Chicken, Carrot, Celery, Blis Blast, Blue Cheese Aioli, Pretzel Bun [10]

chocolate cherry cake pop [2]
cherry-basil sun tea [2]
soda / water [1]

* menu items served with a side mixed green salad dressed in our house honey mustard vinaigrette