Grumman78, the taco-making pioneer of Montreal’s food truck scene, is expanding — it’s bringing its fusiony tacos to a permanent location in Pointe-St-Charles.
Co-owner Gaelle Cerf confirmed to Eater that Grumman will be opening in the Nordelec building on St-Patrick Street.
Cerf says it’ll be very much a take-out operation, with a very small number of seats to eat on-site. Given the small size, the menu will likely take after Grumman’s food truck, which typically offers a petite menu of around three tacos, a soup or salad, and one non-taco dish (for example, a ceviche). It should open in early 2020.
The historic Nordelec building has become a mini-hub for restaurants and cafés in recent times — chocolate company Cacao 70 set up an elaborate factory operation in the base of the former industrial building, which has been converted into condos. Healthy-eating Quebec City chain Buddha-Station has also taken up residence at that site, as well as excellent Little Burgundy coffee shop September Surf.
While Grumman has been slinging tacos from its roving truck for close to a decade now (as well as a much broader menu of fried chicken, salads, and other options at its sit-down St-Henri headquarters), it hasn’t really expanded its operations since opening both businesses in 2010. That’s changing in the next few months, with a double-whammy of new plans for Cerf and co-owner Hilary McGown. Beyond the Pointe-St-Charles location, Grumman will also be opening in Montreal’s Time Out Market, which is slated to open downtown later this fall.