Montreal Food Trucks

Montreal Food trucks

June 17, 2013

in Food Trucks, Reviews

So unless you’ve been living under a rock or in Valleyfield, there isn’t much left to tell you that you don’t already know about the Montreal food truck scene. Trailblazing and forging the way to make serving food from independent proprietors have been the once one and only food truck in montreal Grumman78… I mean if you don’t count the retrofitted canteen trucks that show up on construction sites selling microwavable, prepackaged sandwiches and burritos and stale Hickory Sticks.

Grumman 78

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



The food truck conundrum has been in the news and media for months if not years now and only up until recently has anything really been done in fully legitimizing the presence of mobile food in Montreal. However, now it was made possible by the founding of the Association des restauranteurs de rue du Quebec (Quebec Street Food Association) headed by the amazing team behind the Grumman78 truck.

So what does this mean? In a nutshell, starting this THURSDAY June 20th until September 29th, These awesome trucks will be able to set up shop at nine different locations in the downtown area (Ville Marie borough) to facilitate you smashing your face with awesome delicious and inspired food truck fare brought to you by some of Montreal’s most creative minds.

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In no particular order, here is the full roster of Montreal food trucks:

Grumman 78

grumman 78

Image: https://www.facebook.com/Grumman78



Montreal first marquee food truck. The pioneer in mobile food, the team behind Montreal’s big green taco truck opened the doors and plowed the roads for everyone behind them. Serving up Mexican tacos with a unique Quebec flare; queso fondito chorizo or Quebec lamb curry tacos, the menu is always changing.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Grumman78
Twitter – https://twitter.com/grumman78

Landry & Filles

Landry & filles

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Deemed a “Snack bar” on wheels, Landry & filles will see their dishes inspired by their mom’s home cooking and recipes; such as sloppy joes and fried chicken.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LandryetFilles
Twitter – https://twitter.com/landryetfilles

P & A Gargantua

P&A Gargantua

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



The quintessential grilled cheese truck with variations that include smoked butter and bacon.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pagargantua
Twitter – https://twitter.com/pa_gargantua

Winneburger

Winneburger

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



The burger based food truck of Nouveau Palais is actually a repurposed RV; hence winnebego + burger = Winneburger. Serves up a bunch of different burger combinations as well as offers a vegetarian option at all times.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nouveaupalais
Twitter – https://twitter.com/NouveauPalais

Lucky’s Truck

Lucky's Truck

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Serving up comfort food and traditional crowd pleasing dishes like burgers, grilled cheeses and an awesome duck confit poutine with foie gras and red wine sauce.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/luckystruck
Twitter – https://twitter.com/LuckysTruckMTL

Saigon, Je me Souviens

Saigon, Je me Souviens

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Asian flavour representitive in the Montreal food truck game serving up tastes of Vietnam such as spring rolls, banh mi and tapioca pudding.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/saigonjemesouviens
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SaigonQC

Route 27

Route 27

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Marché 27 Tartare bar’s food truck, they are mobilizing their famous homemade chips and tartars to the streets of Montreal.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Route27FoodTruck
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Route27foodtruc

Chaud Dogs

Chaud Dogs

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Fancifying hot dogs, Chaud Dogs is offering hand-crafted, gourmet style hot dogs. 100% all beef links with unique toppings made with local, seasonal ingredients and homemade condiments.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ChaudDogs
Twitter – https://twitter.com/chauddogs

Roux

Super truck

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Spawn of the Mile-end’s Fabergé, this truck focuses on fries and glorious dipping sauces. Fried in high-quality vegetable oil, these fries are vegetarian friendly.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RouxFoodTruck?fref=ts

Norman Luncheonette Urbaine

Norman Luncheonette urbaine

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Norman and Olivier offer exactly what is printed on their trailer, BEEF. Serving up their, “B’oeuf sandwich”, or steak and egg sandwich, their top priority is the freshness and quality of their meat.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/NORMAN-LUNCHEONETTE-URBAINE/457220224360241

Guru

Guru

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Our only truck dedicated to Indian cuisine, Guru is serving their famous butter chicken, vegetarian samosas out of their Bollywood inspired motif trailer!
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/traiteur.guru
Twitter – https://twitter.com/traiteurguru

Boite a Fromage

Boite a fromages

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This unique truck serves “fromage raclette sur pommes de terre” – melted cheese on ground apples… I mean potatoes. Ever changing menu with different toppings some of which are, braised beef and maple caramelized onions.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/boiteafromagesquebec
Twitter – https://twitter.com/boiteafromages

Camion au Pied de Cochon

Au pied de cochon

Image: https://www.facebook.com/CamionPDC



Coming straight to you from the evil minds that brought Au Pied de Cochon to the world, comes the gluttonous feast on wheels. Offering diners both sweet and savoury dishes such as their famous foie gras poutine and a rumoured, pork tongue smoked meat doughnut sandwich.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CamionPDC

Pas d’cochon dans mon salon

Pas d’cochon dans mon salon

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The name in itself is quite the mouthful, and that’s how this truck is going to leave you. The Fleet’s hallmark pulled pork truck features a whole suckling pig and piles and piles of pulled pork doused in their signature BBQ sauces.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pas-dcochon-dans-mon-salon/226828727344075
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Pas_d_cochon

Meatball Montreal

meatball montreal

Image: https://twitter.com/meatball_mtl



Meat rolled up into balls. Meatball Montreal is serving meatballs of all sorts, made from chicken, beef, pork and even vegetarian options that are said to be better than your grandma’s.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MeatballMontreal
Twitter – https://twitter.com/meatball_mtl

Lucille’s

Lucille's

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Lucille’s oyster dive in NDG brings your their mobile BBQ and raw bar trailer.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucilles-Oyster-Dive/200515528427
Twitter – https://twitter.com/oysterblood

Gaufrabec

gaufrabec

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Luring their customers with the intoxicating smell of waffles, this truck is serving up authentic Belgium style waffles cooked to order. Sweet variations with Belgium chocolate sauce and seasonal fruits, or savoury waffles with cheese and spinach, the menu is always changing.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaufrabec-inc/160771750617802
Twitter – https://twitter.com/GAUFRABEC

Nomade So6

Lucille's

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



A play on words, this sausage truck focuses on high quality, homemade grilled sausages and original accompaniments. All sausages are made with nitrate and preservative free pork shoulder.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NomadeSo6
Twitter – https://twitter.com/nomadeso6

Dispatch

m. cremeux

Image: https://www.facebook.com/dispatchcoffeemtl



Montreal’s first mobile espresso truck offering socially responsible coffees and delicious pastries.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dispatchcoffeemtl
Twitter – https://twitter.com/dispatchcoffee

M. Cremeux

m. cremeux

Image: https://www.facebook.com/MonsieurCremeux



Creation of Chef Martin Juneau, this ice cream truck serves up classic flavours and treats; caramel sundaes and banana splits, as well as homemade signature soft serve flavours.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MonsieurCremeux

Smoothfruit

m. cremeux

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



To battle the summer heat comes the Smoothfruit – serving healthy exotic fruit juice blends made to order. Packed full of vitamins and energy each smoothie is made to order and is ready in 60 seconds!
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Smoothfruit
Twitter – https://twitter.com/smoothfruit

Le tuktuk

le tuktuk

Image: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Tuktuk/305669992876736?fref=ts



Named after the motorbike taxis in Thailand, the menu is inspired by the chef’s hometown of Bangkok, bringing traditional dishes from the busy streets of southeast Asia to the pot-hole filled ones of Montreal.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Tuktuk/305669992876736?fref=ts
Twitter – https://twitter.com/letuktuk

Super Truck

Super truck

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Offering classic street food dishes using local produce, meats, and artisanal cheeses.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SuperTruckMTL
Twitter – https://twitter.com/supertruckmtl

Dim Sum MTL

Montreal Dim Sum Truck

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When was the last time you were walking down the street and thought to yourself… damn, I wish I had some dim sum right about now… PROBLEM SOLVED.
“Our authentic and creative dimsums are suitable for everyone: meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables and herbs with exotic spices. Gourmet, delicious, but also healthy and balanced, our dim sum will let you discover new flavours from China, through our original recipes.”

Sandwicherie Zoe’s

Sandwicherie zoe's

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches and “updated street food”, the reincarnated “Mangoire” truck, this yellow beast serves up dishes inspired by Yiayia’s cooking.

Fous truck

fous truck

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



From Patisserie Fous Desserts comes the mobile croissant and chocolate bar; served with homemade preserves and fine cheeses and coffee brewed to order.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FousDesserts?fref=ts
Twitter – https://twitter.com/FousTruck

Le Cheese Truck

Le Cheese Truck

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



A menu dedicated to all traditional cheesy classics, such as mac and cheese, grilled cheese, cheese and cheese.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lecheesetruck
Twitter – https://twitter.com/LeCheeseTruck

Point Sans G

point sans g

Image: http://cuisinederue.org



This truck caters to the street food fans who eat gluten-free. Offering ready to go meals that respect this dietary restriction with tasty dishes such as a baked sweet potato stuffed with pulled pork, or a veggie quinoa burger.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-point-sans-g/373260342795161
Twitter – https://twitter.com/lepointsansg

Food trucks to come:

Cafe Laurue & Fils
Les Brigands
Phoenix 1
Quai Roulant

To find out where each truck will be, I highly suggest following them on twitter as they make announcements of where they’ll be and and what’s on the menu. Also reference the official ARRQ calendar here!

Make sure to check out the official website of The Quebec Street Food Association to keep up to date on news and calendar dates of which festivals and events your favourite food truck will make an appearance at: http://cuisinederue.org and their official Facebook page here.

Happy street eating!

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natalie sztern June 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

just changed from iPhone to android and no app for that so this post is bookmarked and will be my bible So great as I am craving such food Next Mr food trucks is getting to the West Island where I just moved to

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HM June 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Is it true that they are only allowed to reheat and not actually cook food in the trucks?

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Jason June 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

During this pilot project, yes.

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Zeke June 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Howdy!

You’re missing Dic Ann’s, Felix and Norton’s. Chenoys and a couple of others down in the Old Port.

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Jason June 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

You’re right, however this fleet of truck are actually work on a contract basis for the Old Port of Montreal Corporation. The ARRQ does not include chains or franchises, instead, independent businesses who promote and support locally grown/sourced products.

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Aimee @ Simple Bites June 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Fantastic profile of the local food truck scene. Great for people like me who don’t get out much. ;) I’ll be sharing this.

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Jason June 18, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Thanks Aimee!

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Chocolatesa June 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

Dude this is awesome! Thanks! :D:D:D I just made a twitter account solely for the purpose of following all the food trucks :P

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Jason June 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

Remember to follow me too! ;)

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Chocolatesa June 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Ok! :D

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julia June 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Traiteur guru offers the most amazing butter chicken that i have ever eat. Exceptionnal quality food that gets you addicted. Check it out!!!!

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Alma June 20, 2013 at 6:54 am

Great job describing them all! So sharing this. Now I wish I worked downtown. Do they have special hours?

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Jason June 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

Thanks! Check the official site here http://cuisinederue.org/en/events/, some have been in action since 7am!

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Annette Baesel June 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Ate at Montreal Dim sum and TukTuk today down at Mill/Rue de la Commune (Lachine). Both excellent.

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martina June 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Thanks so much for posting. We’re on our way to Montreal next weekend and love food trucks. Do you have any suggestions on which would be best for a vegetarian? And which is your favorite so far??
Cheers,
Martina

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Jason June 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Look for the Winneburger, P.A. Gargantua, or Roux! :D

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Chris July 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm

What about the food truck Roux How do you follow them ?

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Jason July 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Hey Chris, I’ve updated their contact info. Thanks!

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Sofie July 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Is there any app for the Iphone? To know where the trucks are?

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Jason July 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I believe there is; more information could probably be found on the ARRQ website!

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Liliana September 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Great round-up Jason. I intend to eat at few of these trucks before the end of September.

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Jason September 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Thanks Liliana! Get out there quick!

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