Why We Recommend
Downtown Traverse City had been known for its delicious food scene for awhile. But something had always been missing…. until entrepreneur Simon Joseph moved to town a few years ago. His food truck, Roaming Harvest, was the first bona fide mobile restaurant to gain traction in the area. And it led the way for other four-wheeled food peddlers that have further cemented the region as a foodie destination.
From day one, people stood up and took notice of this fresh truck that invited folks to “eat standing up.” Roaming Harvest rightly earned lines of fans for quickly delivering delicious foods that have complex, multi-dimensional flavor profiles that can’t be found in traditional fast food arenas. The focus is serving up “new American” food, with a specialty for spicy “slow food” favorites like soft tacos and burritos.
You’ll find Roaming Harvest parked and ready to please during warm weather at the popular open-air bar The Little Fleet, with its lively beer garden atmosphere. Locals are sure to recognize a familiar face in this beloved spot, and tourists enjoy walking straight up from the beach to grab some good grub.
One look at Roaming Harvest’s daily menu board and you’ll likely notice two things: mouth-watering options and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. The owner is truly invested in the eat-local movement and assures customers, “By doing business with us you are supporting the local economy and local farmers in our great food town.”
This town has waited a long time for great street eats, and now they are here to stay. So what are you waiting for? Walk, bike or drive to Roaming Harvest and score a memorable meal.