Your 2021 guide to Montréal’s food trucks and street food

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

Montréal’s 2021 street food season is officially open! The city is being more lenient this year, which promises to be a great season for food trucks. If you’re out and about taking in the sights and sounds of Montréal this summer, here’s everything you need to know about street eats and food trucks.

The Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec (ARRQ) has been mandated by the city to take over the scheduling of all food trucks. The ARRQ has been working closely with the City of Montreal since January to ensure a great street food season for all. There’s no need to fret over the details: if you’re a fan of street food, you’ll only need to remember one thing and that is to check the Street Food Montréal website. The site is constantly updated with information on all things pertaining to Montréal street food. You will also find a detailed map that’s updated on a daily basis with information about the whereabouts of your favourite food trucks at any given moment.

This year, food trucks will have at least 24 authorized locations, more than twice the number of last year’s spots. One positive outcome of the current health crisis is the welcome increase of sites in residential areas, notably around parks. Montrealers will be able to make the most of street food offerings while enjoying the great outdoors in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Ville-Marie, Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie neighbourhoods.

Food trucks are, of course, the pioneers of preparing take-out food. They have always had very strict hygiene regulations as part of their permit. Social distancing is a natural outcome of consuming a meal from a food truck. They are also always on the search for great creative ways of offering patrons delicious meals on-the-go and have gone through the trouble of researching compostable and eco-friendly containers.

Keep checking the Street Food Montréal website for new events throughout the season. Other boroughs could be added to the 4 participating ones so keep an eye out.

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

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