SF Preview: Food

SpringFest is not only a celebration of the U of M community but also a celebration of food! As always, we will be bringing a variety of local flavors to Springfest 2019. Whether you are craving some authentic Mexican tacos, a chicken shawarma sandwich, or are simply looking to grab a cup of coffee, SpringFest is the place for you! We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the following food trucks and carts at this year’s festival, and encourage you to check them out:

Bearclaw Coffee Company:

The Bearclaw Coffee Company was founded in Chelsea, Michigan, and has been at the forefront of mobile coffee and event catering services for over a decade. Their mission is simple: “to make customers feel like family and serve the highest quality coffee.” While they began with the creation of their Mobile Coffee Fleet, they now proudly serve the Bearclaw Signature Blend at five locations. Bearclaw only uses 100% compostable World Centric cups, lids, and sleeves, and for every cup purchased, and World Centric donates 25% of their profits to grassroots social and environmental organizations.


Shimmy Shack:

Shimmy Shack is Michigan’s first and only 100% vegan and gluten-free food truck. Their goal is to reduce animal suffering, promote healthier food choices, and have a positive impact on the environment. They aim to remove the stigma attached to the word ‘vegan’ and showcase just how tasty and filling vegan food can be. Majority owner (and operator) Debra Levantrosser describes a Shimmy Shack as “a healthier fast food option” that serves all of the familiar favorites: burgers, fries, shakes, chili, nachos, and cookies.

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Detroit Dough:

Detroit Dough is a food cart company that was founded in the summer of 2017 by Detroit residents Autumn Kyles, Victoria Washington, and Daniel A. Washington. While they have not opened up a permanent store yet, they have been working with local companies to expand their product nationwide through events such as SpringFest! Detroit Dough’s signature menu item is their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and they will be bringing all of their wonderful, safe-to-eat cookie dough to SpringFest this month.



Truckshuka was established in January of 2017 by Benji Benoliel, who had recently come to Detroit from Jerusalem. He serves authentic Israeli street food, offering customers the opportunity to try food not typically seen within the food truck scene. His authentic Jerusalem street favorite eats are influenced by Michigan flavors, and all of the dishes are made from scratch. As the company grows, Benji aims to make a positive impact in multiple communities and to continue making healthy, tasty, authentic food at a fair price.

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Regina’s Food Truck:

Regina’s Food Truck is one of the premier afternoon meal locations of southeast Michigan. The truck embodies the flavors and traditions of authentic Mexican cuisine and offers food rich in both flavor and culture. The truck is run by Regina herself, who, at the age of seven, moved to Troy, Michigan from Mexico. She wanted to bring her passion for Mexican food and culture to the United States, and thus, Regina’s Food Truck was born. Regina’s offers steak, chicken and vegetarian options, and proudly serves “something for everyone!”


Detroit BBQ Company:

Detroit BBQ Company began with a few men selling ribs and chicken at the Grosse Pointe Park farmers market in 2009, and business quickly took off after their participation in the inaugural “Pig and Whiskey” festival, hosted by the Detroit Metro Times. In 2014, they purchased a BBQ trailer, complete with a 500lb capacity smoker, and the rest is history. Their mission is to “provide the highest quality smoked meats at a fair price and with excellent customer service.” They aim to sell out each and every day, and SpringFest on April 16th will be no exception!


Toaster Truck Detroit:

Toaster Truck Detroit is the newest mobile food truck serving gourmet, open-faced sandwiches in the Metro Detroit area. Their health-focused menu features breakfast and lunch foods, such as their signature open-faced sandwiches, as well as some sweet selections like their peanut butter and banana toast. Toaster Truck also provides customers the opportunity to build their own toast, and proudly serves freshly brewed Great Lakes Coffee cold brew and nitro cold brew!

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For SpringFest 2019, you can get special discounts when you use Apple Pay Cash on select menu items at the food trucks. There will also be push carts at the festival giving away a limited number of metal water bottles when you text money to a friend with Apple Pay!

Seven exciting food trucks and a dessert cart will be featured at SpringFest 2019 with discounted food items available for purchase when you use Apple Pay Cash. Attendees without Apple Pay Cash may still purchase food from our trucks at the regular menu prices.