January 6, 2014 - This past summer saw the proliferation of food trucks in Montreal, feeding thousands of Montrealers and visitors alike for the first time in 66 years. But inquiring minds want to know, now that winter has come with its snowstorms and chilling temperatures, what happens to Montréal's street food?
Although some of this summer's food trucks will be on hiatus this winter, you can still enjoy quite a few of your favourite trucks, which will operate in one way or another. Taste their menus in special pop up events (Le Cheese Truck, Landry & filles), at more permanent digs (Lucky's Truck, La Sandwicherie Zoe's) or simply visit the restaurants these trucks have stemmed from (Accords, Grumman 78, Au Pied de Cochon).
A large number of food trucks are also available for private catering, whether for an office party or a private celebration. Check the individual trucks' Facebook pages or Twitter feeds for more details. At the Esplanade Financière Sun Life of the Olympic Park, there will also be a First Saturdays agglomeration of some of your favourite food trucks every first Saturday afternoon of the month at the Big O. Next dates are February 1 and March 1.
There are also of course, the original street food spots in Montreal, namely the city's farmers' markets where you can pick some good local food on-the-go all year round. Atwater market and the Jean-Talon market in particular is a foodie mecca with many food offerings.
This winter, go out there and discover Montréal's local street food scene!