The Highroller Lobster Company

Who:

(207) 712-7553 info@thehighroller.me

What:

The Highroller Lobster Co. was established in 2015 and is dedicated to bringing Portland the lobster (and crab) roll it deserves. Always fresh, never frozen Maine lobster and crab, on brioche rolls baked daily from Southside Bakery.

Where:

Portland, Maine

Hakka Me Food Truck

Who:

207-583-5743 (Text for current location)

What:

Hakka Me is not the Chinese food you are used to in Maine. Hakka Me is a blend of local ingredients, imported spices, and techniques passed down many generations. Come by today to try some delicious, authentic Chinese cuisine.

Where:

Portland Maine

Vagabond Coffee Car

Who:

William - (603)-380-3930 vagabondcoffeecar@gmail.com

What:

Vagabond Coffee Car is a mobile coffee truck based in New England that serves the finest coffee, teas, and fresh-pressed juices all wrapped up in a classic 1949 International Harvester. We are inspired by our history and look for constant improvement in the future. As is evidenced by the craftsmanship that has gone into our antique car, quality above all else is our goal because we believe that “good enough” is what prevents “great enough”. We have hand-developed a unique Nitro Tap system that guarantees you get the freshest, smoothest products at all time.

Where:

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Marshmallow Cart

Who:

207-415-3517 madison.gouzie@gmail.com

What:

Your after dinner dessert, lazy sunday snack, mid-day cheat meal, date night deal-maker, wedding weekend centerpiece, corporate party promotion piece, birthday party bragging piece! Whatever the occasion, they'll roast up the fun!

Where:

Portland, Maine

Pizza By Fire

Who:

What:

Pizza By Fire is a wood oven pizza truck that was inspired by a traditional grandmother who seemed to conjure up the most delightful treats without written recipes. Pizza By Fire makes their own dough and source the highest quality ingredients from local and domestic farms and producers. They specialize in catering for private parties such as weddings, rehearsals, and corporate events as well as vending at festivals, farmers markets, and others.

Where:

Portland, Maine

Bite Into Maine

Who:

Sarah and Karl Sutton, jumping early onto the food truck boat with a Maine classic.

What:

Maine can’t have a food truck fleet without lobster rolls! Bite Into Maine serves a few different varieties every day, so you don’t have to choose between the smothered-in-butter style or the light mayo and cole slaw type. Having spent the winter up in Sunday River they’ve also expanded to Lobster Mac-n-Cheese and Lobster Chowder. They also offer some vegetarian options and a variety of sides (can you have lobster without corn on the cob?).

Where:

Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, which allowed food trucks before Portland.

Good Shepherd Food Truck

Who:

Good Shepherd Food Bank

What:

Good Shepherd Food Truck is designed to raise awareness about Maine’s growing hunger problem. This is accomplished through having guest chefs come and cook on the food truck. By donating their time, they are able to raise funds for Maine’s hungry while also creating delicious food for each event! It’s always different, making it a one of a kind truck here.

Where:

The Good Shepherd Food Truck is catering for a cause, working to raise awareness and donations for nutrition and education programs. That being said, you’ll only find them at big events or fundraisers, where they’ll make the most impact! One place was Flea Bites this year, as well as the Clash Bash & BBQ event on Thompson’s Point.

PB&ME

Who:

Brad Stout

What:

PB&ME focuses on bringing the art of the peanut butter sandwich to everyone. The menu includes a take on wings with Thai jelly sauce and a peanut butter base, and any and all kinds of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that you can think of, like the deep friend S’more sandwich with nutella, biscoff, and fluff on fresh Rosemont Bakery scala bread.

Where:

You can find PB&ME hanging out in the Old Port, but if you’ve been to any recent festivals and events (Street Eats and Beats event last May, anyone?) then you’ve probably caught a glimpse of this unique truck, since it’s covered in camo.

Muthah Truckah

Who:

Erica Dionne

What:

The Muthah Truckah specializes in the muffuletta sandwich. Not familiar with them? A muffuletta is a sandwich that originated with Italian immigrants in Louisiana. It’s unique because this is a sandwich that’s topped with a house made olive salad and then cold pressed!

Where:

Muthah Truckah recently opened in October, making it a late season truck! Follow the truck on Facebook, but look for it on Spring & Temple on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as at Rising Tide Brewery on Wednesdays, and Allagash on Thursdays.

Cannoli Joe’s

Who:

Joey Hamilton

What:

It’s the dessert truck that Portland deserves! Cannoli Joe’s serves, you guessed it, cannolis. Not just any cannolis though, these are specialty flavors that you won’t find anywhere else!

Where:

Cannoli Joe’s is very new, with its first run at the Cumberland County Fair. Expect to see the Cannoli truck around Portland very soon!

The Squeeze

Who:

Danielle Salvaggio

What:

Fresh-squeezed lemonade, ice cream sandwiches and other sweet treats.

Where:

Farmer’s Markets, and the occasional festival (she was at Portland Pride in June).

Urban Sugar Cafe

Who:

Kevin and Valeri Sandes, a husband and wife duo who cover each side of the savory and sweet.

What:

Bite sized doughnuts! Made to order doughnuts with a variety of toppings and sauces. Check out the lavender and lemon curd doughnut, or stay simple with a cinnamon sugar. They serve Tandem coffee to go with, and have a weekly special. If you don’t want sweet, check out savory options such as a B.L.T. doughnut with tomato jam and candied bacon.

Where:

Urban Sugar can be seen all around town, usually at either Congress Square Park or the Eastern Prom.

Fishin’ Ships

Who:

Sam Gorelick and Arvid Brown, two food lovers who followed the food truck frenzy from Los Angeles to Maine.

What:

Beer-battered fish of all types! Fishin’ Ships is dedicated to using local fish and local beers to make a delicious variety of fried fish using beers from Allagash, Rising Tide, Bissel Brothers and others. Along with the classic fish and chip combination, they’re experimenting with fish sliders, fish tacos and other seafood sundries.

Where:

Loyal to the breweries, they’re often found at Rising Tide or Allagash, but have begun to be found regularly on the Eastern Prom.

Locally Sauced

Who:

Charlie Ely, accountant turned pepper gardener turned hot sauce chef turned restaurateur

What:

Locally Sauced is more of a trailer than a truck, featuring fresh, local ingredients all in the guise of a burrito. They specialize in varieties of homemade/homegrown sauces, from a super spicy Mango Habanero to a milder Blueberry Chipotle.

Where:

You can usually get your burritos next to Bissel Brothers brewing, and it’s probably not worth trying to resist getting a beer with it. Locally Sauced is a dedicated participant in most Portland food truck group events!

Mainely Meatballs

Who:

Jean Krull and Hope Lawler, two food industry experts starting a new, mobile, food adventure.

What:

A variety of spherical treats! Meatballs vary from the classic to a gluten free veggie option, and the obligatory lobster shout out. Add cheese to your balls if you like, and finish it off with a dessert ball, which changes daily.

Where:

The meatball mobile moves around a bit more than the other trucks, though it can generally be found on Spring and Temple or the Eastern Prom. Facebook or Twitter will give you the daily lowdown on where to find them!

Gustos Food Truck

Who:

Jim Chamoff, Portland entrepreneur, is getting into the food truck business with the unique idea of Italian food served in a delicious friend flatbread cone!

What:

Flatbread, filled with various Italian-inspired goodies, from spinach and mushrooms to prosciutto and eggplant. A shout out to Maine includes a lobster-roll inspired cone, served warm or cool with butter or mayo. They run specials such as chicken bacon ranch, and offer burgers, sandwiches and Italian desserts (cannoli, anyone?).

Where:

Find them on Spring and Temple for weekday lunches, and around the Old Port for late night snacks.

Mainely Burgers and Mainely Treats

Who:

College students Jack Barber and Ben Berman returned home after graduating intent on working with food, a lifelong passion. They started Mainely Burgers in 2012, serving good quality burgers with a focus on local sourcing, and added the Mainely Treats truck to their business in 2013.

What:

While Mainely Burgers is pretty straightforward, Mainely Treats is known for ice cream sandwiches, root beer floats and other (wait for it…) treats. The best things about these trucks have to be the creative menu options, with even more creative names. Grab a “Crafty Burger,” topped with Mac and Cheese and bacon, and follow it up with a “Banana Hammock,” banana ice cream sandwiched between snickerdoodle cookies.

Where:

Mainely Burgers is usually found in the Scarborough Beach area, while Mainely Treats frequents Commercial Street, right by Casco Bay Lines.

Love Kupcakes

Who:

Owner Janna Nichols will be taking over KupCakes, Inc., formerly LoveCupcakes, in the cupcake extravaganza that started Portland’s food truck scene.

What:

The mobile truck has expanded the menu to include savory snacks, most notably a lobster slider. Still, the star of the KupCakes show remains their light and sweet treats. They have perfected classics such as chocolate, vanilla and red velvet, but always pair them with something new and exciting, from vegan offerings to special flavors such as Piña Colada and Banana Peanut Butter. The flavors at each location are posted on Facebook, but whatever you get is sure to make your sweet tooth happy.

Where:

Find these sweet treats at locations inside and outside of Portland’s Public Market House, a stationary stand on Route 1 in Falmouth, and a Love KupCakes Inc. truck usually found outside the Racket and Fitness Center.

El Corazon

Who:

Chef Joseph Urtuzuastegui draws on his Mexican roots to offer a wide variety of authentic food and drink, placing emphasis on using fresh, local ingredients.

What:

Fruity agua frescas and a perfectly sweetened horchata serve as fantastic pick-me-ups on a hot day. For the meat-lover, Sonoran hot dogs come wrapped in bacon, smothered in beans, pico de gallo and other sauces. Lighter menu items include a spectacular Baja Fish Taco, Tamale-of-the-day and Taquitos that make the perfect snack.

Where:

Most weekdays you’ll find El Corazon food truck on Spring and Temple in Portland, across the street from a blissfully quiet Styxx. On the weekends the bright red truck often parks outside of the Rising Tide Brewery, pairing wonderfully with a cold glass of local bee

Pinky D’s Food Truck

Who:

Deborah and Randy Smith

What:

Pinky D’s is diner food, but with a gourmet twist! Picture tater tots that are topped with cheese, bacon, ranch dressing, or melt creations. Don’t be surprised if you go back up for seconds, because they are just that good!

Where:

Lewiston, various events and festivals around Portland