While Muvbox serves up some pretty tasty snacks (I loved their lobster rolls and creamy clam chowder) and features some retro-meets-space-age aesthetics, the real beauty of this restaurant is that it’s designed to be moved from one location to another. Plus, this genius concept is up for grabs. Business owners who’d like to avoid paying rent and follow the sun (or the economic tides) can get a Muvbox of their own and fill it with whatever kind of snacks or merchandise they want.
For now, however, there’s just one incarnation of this robo-restaurant, and it’ll be stationed in Montréal’s Old Port until September. So, if you’re strolling through the area soaking up some history and amazing views, keep your eyes open for Muvbox. (If you want to witness the daily transformation from box to restaurant, plan to get there around 9 am.)
On the pier in Old Montreal, at the corner of De la Commune and Mc Gill Streets – www.muvboxconcept.com
Monday to Friday: 11:30 am to 4 pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 am to 10 pm
(Note that it may close on rainy days)
Dress code: Shorts, sun and bicycle.
Price range: $15 will get you a bowl of clam chowder, a lobster roll, a bag of chips and a soft drink.