The Purple Carrot Food Truck

The Purple Carrot Food Truck launched in 2011 as Michigan's First Farm to Truck food stand. Our goal wasto serve innovative, creative and fresh cuisine by utilizing the abundance of flavors Michigan has to offer.  We worked 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 could be summed up by our tag line: Eat Fresh. Eat Local.


 The Purple Carrot Truck ceased operation in 2020, but many of the recipes and flavors can be found at our Red Haven pop-up dinners and special events! The vehicle itself was sold to The People's Kitchen to become the "Street Eats" truck. We're excited to see what they do with it!


You probably caught us on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, or Guy's Grocery Games! These episodes are still in rotation and we're very proud to have been highlighted so positively.

What We Made

We believe the best food starts with the highest quality ingredients. That is why The Purple Carrot's menus featured almost exclusively Michigan products. 

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