Where to Find Montreal’s Food Trucks

Already read about Montreal’s best food trucks, but just can’t seem to track them down? Use these resources to figure out where they’re hiding, and check Glutton Guide Montreal for food that won’t roll away!

Vendors rotate between 20 different spots around the city. You can locate the trucks using the city’s website, or on the Montreal Street Food Quest website or mobile app. There’s also a Google Map with some of the more popular food truck meeting spots highlighted.


The first Friday of every month from May to October is a guaranteed winner (creatively named “First Friday”), as all the trucks head to the Olympic Park for the biggest rally of food trucks in Canada starting in the late afternoon. Grab some poutine, tacos and pulled pork from the more than 40 trucks on site, and enjoy the DJs and entertainment.

You can also find the trucks at events like the Electronik Piknic, Yul Eat, Bouffons Montréal and Mondial de la Bière. For special events schedules, check-out f00d.ca/montreal/ or the Quebec’s Food Truck Association’s website.

And if you like to eat and ride a bike, check out Round Table Tours’ Food Truck Cycle tour, where you bike from food truck to food truck, past the scenic Lachine Canal, Old Montreal, downtown and the Historic Southwest, learning about each operator and the history of the city along the way.

Cool! Check out Glutton Guide Montreal for a place to sit down and eat after a busy day of food truck tracking!

 

Montreal’s Best Food Trucks

After a 66-year ban on street food was lifted in 2013, Montreal’s food truck industry took off. Many food trucks opened brick-and-mortar locations after the success of their trucks, while others were restaurants first and food trucks second.

Now street food vendors are required to work out of a certified sanitary production kitchen, emphasize local products and keep processed foods off the menu. They are even given points in the application process for green initiatives like compostable containers or solar-powered trucks.Street food is available year round, but most trucks stop their regular schedule between October and May. In high season, their hours are usually between 11am-2pm or 4-7pm. Check out Glutton Guide Montreal to hear about all the hot spots!

Landry et Filles

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The eponymous chef of this bright blue food truck is Marc-André Landry, who draws on his childhood growing up on the Acadian peninsula to create a magical menu featuring memorable takeaway eats. Lunches are relatively fresh and light, and he utilizes local, seasonal produce to create dishes like buckwheat crêpes with gravlax, cream cheese, fennel and caviar or seasonal popsicles. When the truck closes for winter, head to the Landry et Filles storefront for the filling down-east fare.

 

Pas d’Cochon Dans Mon Salon


This food truck is famous for its pulled pork sandwich, slowly smoked with hickory, then served spicy and not too sweet with fresh crunchy cabbage. Also coming out of the window are oysters, salads and dessert (don’t skip the rhubarb & cheese turnovers). The owners are four long-time friends who have cooked their way through many of Montreal’s fine dining restaurants. With the success of the truck, they’ve now opened a year-round restaurant, Les Fillettes, where you can pick up their book on low-and-slow barbecuing.

Pied de Cochon the Truck


The Pied de Cochon is definitely the fanciest food truck around in terms of ingredients, but like the restaurant of the same name (and the seasonal sugar/apple shack), the truck serves fine food in a low-key way. Here you will find their famous foie gras poutine – twice-fried French fries topped with cheese curds and a foie gras sauce – and oversized duck wings with a maple glaze. Look for the camo-green truck and know that the wait will be worth it.

Pizza Napolitana no. 900


Following hot on the heels of their successful brick & mortar restaurant of the same name, Pizza Napolitana no. 900’s truck also has a ceramic-tiled 900°F oven where pies cook every 90 seconds. Quality is key in both the San Marzano tomato sauce and Quebec-made mozzarella. Order a slice from the daily menu of pizzas (although you cannot go wrong with the basic: basil, oregano, arugula and garlic) and wash it down with an Italian soda.

Zoe’s

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One of the city’s food truck pioneers, Zoe Dalakas is a spunky redhead and the daughter of Greek immigrants, and that heritage is reflected in her Mediterranean-influenced sandwich truck. Start with a small spanakopita – phyllo pastry stuffed with cheese and spinach – and move on to a fried halloumi sandwich on fluffy bread with the namesake melted salty cheese, sweet figs, crunchy lettuce and fresh dill.

Still hungry? Check out Glutton Guide Montreal for a host of sit-down restaurants, bars, and more!