Since 2016, “the little green truck,” otherwise known as Nosh Pit Detroit, has been a staple in the local food scene. While this plant-based food truck will always be on the go, Nosh Pit now has a permanent spot in Hamtramck.
Its brick-and-mortar location on Yemans Street has previously been a family home, a film set and, most recently, a pop-up restaurant venue. For owners Karen and Eric Schultz and longtime friend and business partner Stefan Kudek, it was simply the right fit.
Nosh Pit officially opened its doors in early March of 2018, serving made-from-scratch soups, appetizers and delectable entrees three days per week.
New customers are bound to feel right at home — the atmosphere is reminiscent of a family dining room, with a sleek kitchenette and colorful artwork on the walls created by students at the Arts Academy in the Woods.
The owners intentionally designed the space with communal seating, hoping to foster new friendships over wholesome food.
A handful of classic dishes from the truck are featured on the restaurant menu. The Karen has always been a Nosh Pit staple, featuring a savory medley of pesto, roasted red peppers, melty vegan cheese, and a touch of aioli nestled between slices of grilled bread.
Another popular contender is the Larry, which is best described as a vegan twist on a Reuben. This delightful sandwich features house-made “corned beets,” sauerkraut and house-made Thousand Island dressing.
New specialty dishes include the savory potato, carrot and beet latkes, the famous Mac Un’Cheese topped with smoky mushrooms and braised greens, plus house-made meatballs served on a bed of spaghetti squash.
No meal is complete without dessert, and Karen’s chocolate beet cupcakes are a must. They also partner with Safflower Street, a bakery based in Ferndale specializing in vegan carrot cake, thick brownies and soft-baked cookies.
For beverages, diners are free to bring their own bottle of wine or stick with coffee, tea or kombucha sold in-house.
Nosh Pit is already building a steady fan base of vegans and non-vegans alike, and Karen credits her excellent team for making this new venture possible.
While the truck will continue to drive far and wide, the Nosh Pit crew is excited to bring locals together under one roof.
2995 Yemans St., Hamtramck
Thursday, 5-9 p.m.
Friday, 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, 4-10 p.m.