Launched in 2015, Detroit 75 Kitchen is a stationary food truck located on Fort St right off I-75. Chef Mike and his team had a vision of executing street food from scratch using upscale restaurant techniques and as a result, Detroit 75 Kitchen was born. With a focus on crafting artisan sandwiches, sourcing locally, and employing Detroit residents, Detroit 75 Kitchen is positively impacting the community. I drove by Detroit 75 Kitchen many times before actually stopping in. There was always a line and everyone looked like they were having a blast. I finally got to try them out when Nastassia and I stopped in for lunch.
Detroit 75 Kitchen is famous for their Smoked Chicken Wings. Jumbo smoked whole wings, Creole dry rub, bread and butter pickles, served with white BBQ sauce, hot vinegar sauce & 75 BBQ sauce. Nice fresh, smokey flavor. The Creole dry rub was my favorite. A nice flavor, with substantial heat, I found myself licking my fingers after these were long gone. The wings were juicy, with a crispy outside. I liked that the wings were served with bread and butter pickles (despite being a dill girl). The sweet from the pickles went well with the spicy rub.
We also ordered the BBQ Chicken Eggrolls. These babies included sautéed onions, cheddar cheese, chicken, garlic, peppers, all hand wrapped and served with a side of house made bbq ranch & garlic cilantro jalapeno aioli. The garlic cilantro jalapeno aioli was the bomb! It was so good that I got an extra side for the road because I practically drank the one that came with the eggrolls. The eggroll filling was good, but I would’ve liked more of a BBQ flavor inside the eggroll. I liked how evenly proportioned the filling was. With each bite, you got a little bit of each component. Consistency is key.
Detroit 75 Kitchen cleverly named its menu items after Detroit streets. Take the Atwater Chicken or the 3rd Street Philly which combines tender fall apart beef, sweet pickled jalapenos, mushrooms, sautéed bell peppers, onions, lettuce, Swiss cheese and Detroit 75 signature vinaigrette all on a toasted bun. Loved the toasted bread, which had gorgeous grill marks. It was chewy on the inside (panini style) and held up against the juicy Philly ingredients. The pickled jalapenos were a nice touch. They added a little heat to jazz up the tender, juicy beef. More cheese, please, but you can never have enough cheese.
Food was good, service was fast, and the staff was friendly. Detroit 75 Kitchen has achieved multiple awards, including Detroit’s Top Food Truck award by Local 4 & Best Business Detroit within their first year of opening. Even with that success, Detroit 75 Kitchen stays true to their roots by serving their award winning creations out of the parking lot of a Sunoco gas station. Detroit 75 Kitchen offers catering. How cool would it be to have a food truck for your cocktail hour or wedding? if you haven’t tasted what Detroit 75 Kitchen has to offer, stop in. They are open Monday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM and Friday 10AM-6PM. Be sure to stop in on Wednesday for the Applewood Smoked Chicken and Friday for the Fisher Fwy Fish Sandwich.
Detroit 75 Kitchen•4800 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48209•(313) 843-3215
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