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Shimmy Shack Closes Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan

Michigan vegans need not fret—the iconic Shimmy Shack food truck is here to stay!

Shimmy Shack

Shimmy Shack

Michigan vegans need not fret—the iconic Shimmy Shack food truck is here to stay!

Gluten-free, vegan restaurant Shimmy Shack recently announced the closure of its brick-and-mortar in Plymouth, Michigan. Although the vintage-style vegan dine-in restaurant is no longer operational, the iconic food truck is here to stay, and the all-vegan business will be making big wholesale moves going forward.

Shimmy Shack Restaurant Closes Its Doors

It’s no secret that the pandemic has been hard on the restaurant industry, bringing unique challenges to businesses—both vegan and non-vegan. With the pandemic as a contributing factor, the team decided it was time for the Shimmy Shack restaurant to close its doors. “Restaurants won’t see pre-covid numbers for a year or two, so it was the right decision in order to stay in business,” Debra Levantrosser, Shimmy Shack owner, told VegOut. And while this is a major blow to the plant-based Michigan community for the food truck turned brick-and-mortar to close its Plymouth storefront, The Shimmy Shack team is gearing up for food truck season—and we are here for it!

The Shimmy Shack Food Truck is Here to Stay

Founded in 2013, the food truck has been serving the community inclusive eats at pop-ups, food truck rallies, festivals, and more. The staff at Shimmy Shack has been busting the myth that vegan food is bland and boring, and the snaking lines of people waiting to order from the truck window serve as proof—it even made our list of the top 10 best vegan food trucks in America in 2021. Specializing in gluten-free, vegan American comfort food, the truck menu features items like loaded burgers, smothered coneys, tasty nachos, fry baskets, and creamy dairy-free shakes. Be sure to peep their truck schedule to get in on the tasty eats this season as the Shimmy Shack food truck is here to stay!

Shimmy Shack Wholesale

In addition to the return of food truck season, the Shimmy Shack team plans to move into the wholesale space. The hope is to put Shimmy Shack wholesale gluten-free, vegan items in local stores, along with online platforms. The business pivot is going to require extra effort and helping hands, so the team is currently hiring. As the wholesale plans evolve, customers can still order cakes, cupcakes, casseroles, and more on the Shimmy Shack website. Follow their progress on their social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram.

Anja Grommons

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

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