When you're out and about in Portland, sometimes you want a quick and delicious lunch that will allow you to keep experiencing all this city by the sea has to offer. Enter the food truck. Ever since Portland changed its laws in 2014 to allow them, the city has seen an ebb and flow of new food trucks. Some food trucks graduate to permanent locations while each season brings new additions to the mobile fleet. For lunch on the go, check out some of our favorite new Portland food trucks. Seek out a specific truck by checking its social media or head to the Eastern Prom, Commercial St. or Spring St. to find a rotating selection of trucks daily.
These two brothers took over their dad's falafel company which was well-known for its stand at Maine's Common Ground Country Fair. The truck launched this year, serving falafel sandwiches out of its sleekly designed navy blue truck. Their signature "dreamy tahini" sauce stands in for yogurt sauce, making these pita pockets vegan. Greek gyros coming soon!
Find Mr. Tuna in the Old Port down by the water, naturally, where you can snack on sushi hand rolls and sushi burritos. Mr. Tuna uses all locally caught (Maine and Massachusetts) seafood like tuna, crab, lobster, and scallops and rolls it up with flavor-packed ingredients like fried shallots, tobiko and eel sauce. Look for his cart on Commercial Street and snag a few rolls to enjoy on the benches by the Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal.
We rejoiced when we heard the news that Boda, one of our favorite Portland restaurants, was launching a food truck. Thainy (pronounced like 'tiny') Boda brings Thai street food to the streets of Portland. Find skewered grilled meats, sticky rice, and Boda's signature dishes like fried Brussel sprouts and soy fried quail eggs.