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With the rapidly increasing popularity of food trucks, street food has gone from basic meals to high-quality, convenient cuisine that rivals traditional restaurants. Here are the best options in sidewalk dining in Montreal, Canada.
Offering a fusion of traditional Quebecois dishes with international flavors and a menu that changes seasonally, Landry & Filles is one of Vancouver’s best reviewed food trucks. With a retro, homey feel as a self-described ‘snack bar on wheels’, Landry & Filles transforms traditional family receipes into gourmet fast food. This concept is best exemplified through plates such as their crab-based Scotch eggs, fan-favorite meatloaf sandwich and ploye, featuring salmon gravlax, fennel and caper salad, cream cheese, hard-boiled egg and caviar.
Expanding from a popular patisserie restaurant locale, Fous Truck brings some of Montreal’s best croissants to the streets. Perfectly buttery and flaky, their freshly baked croissants are filled with a range of delicious, local ingredients. Their signature BFT – bacon, swiss ‘fromage’ and tomato – is a reliable, savory classic, however, Fous Truck also serves an array of options for sweet-toothed customers with jam-filled croissants and pastries.
Specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches, P.A. & Gargantua takes a childhood favorite and re-imagines it through using an extensive list of delicious added ingredients. Melted and warm, their sandwiches include a vegetarian option with a house-made salsa, coriander, Cajun sour cream and cheddar. There’s also ‘Le Boss’, a combination of asparagus, soft-boiled egg and cheddar. For those looking for a grown-up spin on classic comfort food, P.A. & Gargantua is sure to delight.
Using house-made combination pork and beef sausages, buns and condiments, Chaud Dogs’ menu changes at least once a week, as they constantly try out new flavors and toppings that are influenced by local, seasonally available ingredients, often adapting to the farmers’ markets at which they appear. Their corn dog is a consistent hit, a deep fried version of their sausage. Chaud Dogs is a consistently inventive, experimental and novel take on the original street food.
Le Tuktuk, roaming the streets since 2013, proudly holds the title of Montreal’s first Thai food truck. It consistently offers fresh, flavorful, imported flavors and quickly became a local favorite and a stand-out among the food truck competition. This truck often caters for events in addition to serving the hungry public of Montreal. Their spicy chicken pad Thai is a favorite and tempts people to become repeat customers. Their generous servings make their dishes a perfect option for filling up on some authentic Asian fare.