One of Montreal's luminary food trucks, the Winneburger truck from Mile End restaurant Nouveau Palais, will not be on city streets this summer. Operator and Nouveau Palais chef Gita Seaton: "I love that truck. Every time I got on it I thought, this is so great." Alas, the truck has been listed on Craigslist for $45,000. The description explains: "This food truck is a reconstructed RV, the engine and cabin are from a Chevrolet Citation 1984. The truck is wired for electricity and has a propane hot water system. Service can be conducted from both sides of the truck!"
In a widely disseminated article published in 2013, Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman outlined some of the inherent challenges food truck operators face in Montreal. Last October, Gaëlle Cerf, a Grumman 78 partner and vice-president of the l'Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec, reflected on the scene: "[W]e should be proud of what we have in Montreal. We hosted some food truck people from Los Angeles for a First Fridays event earlier this summer. I told them how First Fridays in L.A. had inspired us and they said that the L.A. scene was nothing like Montreal. That was really nice to hear."
Update: two more Montreal food trucks up for sale.