The Montreal food truck scene started off as a modest pilot project a few years ago with a handful of trucks in less than a handful of locations in the Ville Marie borough. This year, The Cuisine de Rue will again expand their food truck presence by adding even more locations, introducing the mobile yum yum trucks to new boroughs with a grand total of 49 designated food truck parking spots around Montreal. Get hungry because food truck season starts this Friday, May 1st with a grand kick off party at the Olympic Stadium!

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

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


The “First Fridays” food truck event happens every first Friday of each month during food truck season starting this Friday May 1st and will run until October. In four short years, the First Fridays event has become the largest food truck gathering in Canada attracting over 90,000 visitors in the 2014 season according to their Facebook Page. This year the event space – l’Esplanade Financière Sun Life – has expanded to 55 000 square feet, all to make room to welcome 40 trucks, as well as provide more seating and dining space.

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

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


Here is my updated Food Truck map detailing the locations where the food trucks will be this year. As you can see, there are a crapload more locations in different parts of the city.


Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re food trucking or planning on attending the First Fridays event:

Image: theglobeandmail.ca

Image: theglobeandmail.ca


Bring Cash. There are ATMs around but service fees suck.

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images


Be weather conscious. Bring an umbrella. Rain or shine, the show will go on (unless otherwise specified on the website or in case of a torrential downpour.) A little rain never hurt anyone. Also, as you know, our weather is unpredictable; a jacket is suggested for evening events early and late in the season.

Image: http://mobile-cuisine.com

Image: http://mobile-cuisine.com


Prepare to wait. Some lineups for trucks are going to be ridiculously long and some will sellout guaranteed (as much as they try not to, but it will happen). Don’t get discouraged.

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Spread out. Work as a team. Go with a few people to try more food and designate who will line up where to buy what. Assign one to two people to hog up a picnic table or cop a squat somewhere on the grass.

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DON’T LITTER. There are tons of garbage cans and recycling bins on site. A clean space is a happy space.

1stFridays Here are some of the new trucks to look out for La Boîte à Grillades,Air de Boeuf,La Queue du Diable, Ca va Barder, Temaki Sushi Mobile, and Mi Corazon Food Truck.

The season is here… hope to see you there!

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/cuisinederue
http://cuisinederue.org

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