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Where to Find Food Trucks in Montreal: 2017 Edition

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Grumman 78's food truck downtown
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The City of Montreal hasn't exactly taken a laissez-faire approach to allowing food trucks on its streets: trucks with permits are only allowed to park in very specific public locations. Plus, regardless of where they park (and somewhat contrary to the principal of mobile food service), to get that permit they need to be affiliated with a pre-existing brick and mortar restaurant. Private turf is another matter: trucks — with or without city permits — are allowed to operate on private property.

Nonetheless, the city has slowly been expanding the food truck project since the pilot in 2013, handing out more public permits more trucks and locations in boroughs away from downtown and extending the season. The 2017 season is now underway and runs through to fall. 26 food trucks are allowed at these locations (the full list is here) — more trucks may turn up at private locations and special events (think Osheaga, or around Place des Arts) but there's no routine schedule for those, save the first Friday of each month food truck gathering at the Olympic Stadium.

Note: some food truck locations may only operate at certain hours (e.g. weekdays only; lunchtime only) — we'll update the map when those details become available.

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Cité du Multimédia

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Trucks park at the corner here, right near Da Emma, Peel Basin, the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, and the waterfront. Square-Victoria is the nearest metro station, buses 75 and 61 run here and there's a Bixi station down the street at de la Commune and King.

Place d'Armes

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The Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, and Old Montreal are all right on the doorstep of this truck stop at tourist hub Place d'Armes, as is Place-d'Armes metro station, busesz 55, 129, and the Place d'Armes Bixi station.
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Square Phillips

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Right across from the Hudson's Bay Company, this location is also near major shopping areas on Sainte-Catherine street. McGill is the nearest metro station, buses 15, 61, and 168 all run here, and there's Bixis in the square.

McCord Museum

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Find trucks right next to the McCord Museum, across from McGill University. McGill metro station, bus 24, and Bixis at Président-Kennedy and Robert-Bourassa all serve the area.
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Mount Royal Park (Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument)

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This is right on the side of Mont-Royal Park, and is active only on weekends — particularly Sundays, when large crowds turn out for Tam Tams. Buses 80 and 55 run close by, and there's a Bixi station on Parc.
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Quartier de la Santé CRCHUM

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Montreal City Hall and mega-hospital CHUM are close by this location, served by Champ-de-Mars metro, bus 14, and Bixi stations at City Hall.
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Place du Canada

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A popular lunch spot with the office crowd, Dorchester Square, shops on Sainte-Catherine Street, the Bell Centre, Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral, and Central Station are all close by. Take the metro to Bonaventure, buses 107 or 150, or park a Bixi at Cypress and Peel, across the street.
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Olivier-Robert Park

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This is just past the end of the Gay Village, and popular summer hang spot the Village au-Pied-de-Courant is nearby, as is the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. Papineau is the nearest metro station; buses 10 and 34 go here, and the nearest Bixi station is at Logan / Fullum.
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This spot is near the various condo developments just east of the Plateau. Parc Jean-Duceppe is right nearby, and a shopping centre with a large SAQ, grocery store, and Canadian Tire is on hand. There's no metro station nearby but buses 24, 97, 185, and the Bixi station at Molson / William-Tremblay will get you there. It's a little isolated so there may not always be food trucks on hand.

Métro l'Assomption

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Right at Assomption metro station, this one is near-ish the Olympic Stadium, Biodome, and Botanical Gardens, and a go-kart/paintball centre is down the street. Metro aside, buses 22, 131, and 185 run to it, and the nearest Bixi station is Chauveau / Assomption.

Maisonneuve-Rosemont

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This is right at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Maisonneuve Park is nearby and the Olympic Stadium isn't far. Station Assomption is a short walk for the metro, otherwise, buses 131 and 197 go here. Nearest Bixi station is Hopital Maisonneuve Rosemont.
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Espace Affaires Rosemont

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Pelican and Rosemont parks are nearby, as is the smaller of the two Montreal locations for the Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, a library. Buses 10, 47, and 84 run here; nearest Bixi station is Rosemont Park.

Bellechasse

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This is right near the St-Denis Street underpass — green spaces like the Champ des Possibles and the bike path that runs along des Carrières are also nearby. It's a very short walk from Station Rosemont; buses 30, 31, 161, 197, and the Marmier / St-Denis Bixi station are all nearby.

Marconi Alexandra (Alexandraplatz)

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This is outside Alexandraplatz Bar, and would presumably have trucks at times when the bar is open and has people at it. Dispatch Coffee, and the Jean-Talon Market are nearby. Parc is the nearest metro station, buses 55 and 80 run nearby, and there's a Bixi station at Waverly / Saint-Zotique.

Imperial Tobacco

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This is pretty near Notre-Dame West with its bars, cafes, and restaurants; Westmount Square and Place Alexis-Nihon aren't too far. A metro to Lionel-Groulx, or buses 77 and 78 will get you there. Nearest Bixi station is Laporte / Guay.

Hôpital de Verdun

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This one is right across from the Verdun Hospital on Lasalle — waterfront parks are nearby to the east, the Denis Savard arena and Verdun auditorium are also near. De l'Eglise is the nearest metro station, buses 12 and 37 run right by the hospital, and Ross / de l'Eglise has you covered for Bixis.
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Windsor Station

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Find the trucks on Stanley, just north of the old Windsor Station. The Bell Centre is right nearby, as is Place du Canada, the Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral, and much of downtown. Buses 107, 150, and 715 run nearby, and Bonaventure metro station is the easiest way to get here. Bixis are available on Peel nearby at Canadiens-de-Montreal.
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Barely a block from another food truck location (see Cité du Multimédia) is this location, mostly serving office crowds but not far from Old Montreal and the waterfront. The nearest metro is Square Victoria, buses 61 and 715 run here and Bixis are right on the corner of Queen and Wellington.
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Square Victoria

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Trucks are allowed to park on the east side of the square, north of St-Jacques Street. The World Trade Centre, Palais de Congres, Old Montreal, ICAO headquarters, and Central Station are all nearby. For public transit, go to Square Victoria station, or take buses 36, 61, 75, and 168; Bixis are on St-Jacques just west of the square.
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Chinatown (Quartier Chinois)

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Food trucks can park on St-Urbain, south of Rene-Levesque. Chinatown, the Palais de Congrès, Complexe Desjardins, and Place des Arts are all nearby. Place d'Armes metro is your best public transit bet, or else buses 55 and 150, or Bixis at St-Urbain and de la Gauchetière.
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Palais de Justice

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Find food trucks on the Notre Dame side of Montreal's main courthouse, just east of St-Gabriel Street. Place Jacques-Cartier, the Old Port, City Hall, Marché Bonsecours, and the Old Montreal tourist hot spots are all nearby.
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Cité des Ondes

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The trucks park on Alexandre de Sève next to the park just south of Sainte-Catherine (also a good eating spot). It's right near the Gay Village, media companies like Radio-Canada and Bell, and the Sainte-Catherine pedestrian street with pink balls. Head to Papineau metro, or take bus 150 — the nearest Bixis are a couple of blocks away on Plessis and Rene-Levesque.
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Raoul-Dandurand Park

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This is one of two locations in Outremont (and the more central of the two) — various shops are nearby on Van Horne, and Outremont metro is just a minute away on foot. Buses 119, 160, and 161 run here, and there's Bixis at McEachran and Van Horne.
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Secteur Atlantic

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Tucked away near warehouses and lofts that now house offices, this spot is a little out of the way — but the 80 bus (or a short walk from Parc metro), and Bixi station at Hutchison and Beaubien will help you.
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Contrecoeur

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One of Mercier—Hochelaga—Maisonneuve's two food truck locations, this one is deep in the East End (meaning food truck operators may not bother setting up here regularly). It's pretty much oil refinery territory, concrete company Lafarge's large site is the only notable landmark. Honoré-Beaugrand is the nearest metro station, buses 26, 186, and 187 run to the spot. No Bixi stations nearby.
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Cité du Multimédia

Trucks park at the corner here, right near Da Emma, Peel Basin, the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, and the waterfront. Square-Victoria is the nearest metro station, buses 75 and 61 run here and there's a Bixi station down the street at de la Commune and King.

Place d'Armes

The Notre-Dame Basilica, Chinatown, and Old Montreal are all right on the doorstep of this truck stop at tourist hub Place d'Armes, as is Place-d'Armes metro station, busesz 55, 129, and the Place d'Armes Bixi station.
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Square Phillips

Right across from the Hudson's Bay Company, this location is also near major shopping areas on Sainte-Catherine street. McGill is the nearest metro station, buses 15, 61, and 168 all run here, and there's Bixis in the square.

McCord Museum

Find trucks right next to the McCord Museum, across from McGill University. McGill metro station, bus 24, and Bixis at Président-Kennedy and Robert-Bourassa all serve the area.
Google Maps

Mount Royal Park (Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument)

This is right on the side of Mont-Royal Park, and is active only on weekends — particularly Sundays, when large crowds turn out for Tam Tams. Buses 80 and 55 run close by, and there's a Bixi station on Parc.
Google Maps

Quartier de la Santé CRCHUM

Montreal City Hall and mega-hospital CHUM are close by this location, served by Champ-de-Mars metro, bus 14, and Bixi stations at City Hall.
Google Maps

Place du Canada

A popular lunch spot with the office crowd, Dorchester Square, shops on Sainte-Catherine Street, the Bell Centre, Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral, and Central Station are all close by. Take the metro to Bonaventure, buses 107 or 150, or park a Bixi at Cypress and Peel, across the street.
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Olivier-Robert Park

This is just past the end of the Gay Village, and popular summer hang spot the Village au-Pied-de-Courant is nearby, as is the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. Papineau is the nearest metro station; buses 10 and 34 go here, and the nearest Bixi station is at Logan / Fullum.
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Angus

This spot is near the various condo developments just east of the Plateau. Parc Jean-Duceppe is right nearby, and a shopping centre with a large SAQ, grocery store, and Canadian Tire is on hand. There's no metro station nearby but buses 24, 97, 185, and the Bixi station at Molson / William-Tremblay will get you there. It's a little isolated so there may not always be food trucks on hand.

Métro l'Assomption

Right at Assomption metro station, this one is near-ish the Olympic Stadium, Biodome, and Botanical Gardens, and a go-kart/paintball centre is down the street. Metro aside, buses 22, 131, and 185 run to it, and the nearest Bixi station is Chauveau / Assomption.

Maisonneuve-Rosemont

This is right at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Maisonneuve Park is nearby and the Olympic Stadium isn't far. Station Assomption is a short walk for the metro, otherwise, buses 131 and 197 go here. Nearest Bixi station is Hopital Maisonneuve Rosemont.
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Espace Affaires Rosemont

Pelican and Rosemont parks are nearby, as is the smaller of the two Montreal locations for the Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, a library. Buses 10, 47, and 84 run here; nearest Bixi station is Rosemont Park.

Bellechasse

This is right near the St-Denis Street underpass — green spaces like the Champ des Possibles and the bike path that runs along des Carrières are also nearby. It's a very short walk from Station Rosemont; buses 30, 31, 161, 197, and the Marmier / St-Denis Bixi station are all nearby.

Marconi Alexandra (Alexandraplatz)

This is outside Alexandraplatz Bar, and would presumably have trucks at times when the bar is open and has people at it. Dispatch Coffee, and the Jean-Talon Market are nearby. Parc is the nearest metro station, buses 55 and 80 run nearby, and there's a Bixi station at Waverly / Saint-Zotique.

Imperial Tobacco

This is pretty near Notre-Dame West with its bars, cafes, and restaurants; Westmount Square and Place Alexis-Nihon aren't too far. A metro to Lionel-Groulx, or buses 77 and 78 will get you there. Nearest Bixi station is Laporte / Guay.

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Hôpital de Verdun

This one is right across from the Verdun Hospital on Lasalle — waterfront parks are nearby to the east, the Denis Savard arena and Verdun auditorium are also near. De l'Eglise is the nearest metro station, buses 12 and 37 run right by the hospital, and Ross / de l'Eglise has you covered for Bixis.
Google Maps

Windsor Station

Find the trucks on Stanley, just north of the old Windsor Station. The Bell Centre is right nearby, as is Place du Canada, the Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral, and much of downtown. Buses 107, 150, and 715 run nearby, and Bonaventure metro station is the easiest way to get here. Bixis are available on Peel nearby at Canadiens-de-Montreal.
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Queen

Barely a block from another food truck location (see Cité du Multimédia) is this location, mostly serving office crowds but not far from Old Montreal and the waterfront. The nearest metro is Square Victoria, buses 61 and 715 run here and Bixis are right on the corner of Queen and Wellington.
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Square Victoria

Trucks are allowed to park on the east side of the square, north of St-Jacques Street. The World Trade Centre, Palais de Congres, Old Montreal, ICAO headquarters, and Central Station are all nearby. For public transit, go to Square Victoria station, or take buses 36, 61, 75, and 168; Bixis are on St-Jacques just west of the square.
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Chinatown (Quartier Chinois)