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There’s one dish you really should – no, need – to taste at Detroit 75 Kitchen: garlic cilantro fries. We have been dreaming about these perfect little spuds for days. Crispy on the outside, tender and fluffy in the middle, the potatoes are still warm from the fryer. With the garlic sprinkled on top melting into the fries, the cilantro adds freshness and intrigue to the mix. They’re served with a housemade jalapeno ketchup. Smoky, tangy and slightly spicy, it perfectly complements the fries. You can also get cajun fries or just regular ol’ fries at Detroit 75, but the garlic cilantro fries are a home run.
Detroit 75 Kitchen is a brand new food truck that started popping up earlier this month. The truck gets its name from the location where it regularly parks. You can usually find it on weekdays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. near 4800 W Fort Street, near Junction St. It’s just on the south side of I-75 from the Clark Park district in Southwest Detroit.
Don’t let the neighborhood prevent you from sampling the scrumptious lunch options this truck produces. There’s a gas station, church and a police station all on the same block with Detroit 75’s truck, and it feels pretty comfortable. They’ve set up a nice little seating area next to the truck with lots of flower boxes and shaded seating.
Man cannot live on french fries alone, so you’ll want to pair those addictively good garlic cilantro spuds with something that can hold its own against their deliciousness. Detroit 75’s pressed BBQ beef sub always fits the bill. Loaded with onions, peppers and house barbecue sauce, it’s served on a sesame bun. The tender, fall apart beef mixed with the supple veggies and toasty bread give it great texture.
We also love the Lafayette hot sausage. Garlicky knockwurst is topped with a stone ground mustard, hot cherry peppers and pepperoncini. The combination creates little flavor explosions in your mouth as soon as you bite into it.
Detroit 75’s homemade lentil soup, Philly cheese steak and chicken wraps make excellent lunch options. Depending on the day, you might also find deliciously poppable bites like chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, and battered mushrooms on the bill of fare. On Fridays they have a crispy fish sandwich, served on a sesame sub.
Prices range from $3-7 for a la carte options. They can go up to $9 when you add fries to your sandwich, which obviously you will…because those garlic cilantro spuds are insane.
Keep and eye on Detroit 75’s Facebook page for updates on their popup schedule and menu.