Calling out all foodies out there! Food Truck Season has officially started! Now I know that when most of you hear the words “Food Truck” you automatically start thinking about food poisoning and horrible stomach pains that will have you hugging your toilet for the entire night. And I agree. There are some food trucks that you want to stay clear of. But those are the obvious ones. The ones that look sketchy and the inside looks dirty as F*ck. However, not all food trucks are like that.
Nowadays, food trucks get inspected regularly to ensure they meet the all the requirements to sell food. That means they need to ensure that their cooking area is clean and that their food products are healthy and not expired. Obviously the sketchy ones still exists. But you can easily spot those from a mile away.
So how do you know which ones are trustworthy? How do you know which food truck are the GOOD ones and which ones are the ones to avoid at all cost? Pretty easy! Just make sure you buy food from one of the Montreal Food Truck Project.
The Montreal Food Truck Project
In 2013, Montreal decided to launch a Food Truck Project to support small businesses and encourage the food truck industry. What started as a small pilot project to test the waters is now a huge hit that Montrealers look forward to every summer! Located in areas across the city, these food trucks offer some of the best eateries you’ve ever tasted! And they are totally safe and trustworthy since they have to have passed a series of tests and inspections to take part in the project. So you don’t have to worry about getting sick or food poisoning.
The Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec (ARRQ) is looking over the scheduling of the food trucks. So don’t worry if you can’t remember which food truck will be located where. All you have to do is check-in the website of Street Food Montreal to know the schedule and locations of your favorite food trucks!
Additionally, here’s a list of all upcoming food truck and street food events happening this summer in Montreal!
- Platz Market: May 25 – August 24
- First Fridays: First Friday of every month starting June 7
- Les Mercredis Pique-Niques: Every Wednesday June 19 – September 4
- Bouffons!MTL: July 10 – July 28
- The Great Montreal Poutine Fest: August 13 – August 18
- Festival YUL Eat: September 9 – September 15