Last weekend saw the first Friday of June arrive which could mean only one thing…..Food Truck time! The first Friday of each month (from May to October) sees a huge event, known locally as “First Fridays”held at the Olympic Stadium on the Esplanade Financière Sun Life to honour Montreal’s wonderful offering of food trucks.
This will be the fifth year that the event has ran in Montreal and it has became the largest gathering of food trucks in Canada. Up to 47 different food trucks can be found in attendance at each event offering delicious food offerings such as Poutine, Ribs, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Burrito Bowls, Dim Sum, Tacos, Salads and Pizza, as well as numerous sweet treats like doughnuts, ice cream, cupcakes and waffles. There is something for everyone and vegi’s and meat eaters are both very well catered for.
After much debate we both opted for a Naanwich – a naan bread twist on a sandwich which was utterly delicious and so, so fresh. The naan bread was the tastiest and lightest I’ve ever had. I opted for the vegi version and my husband had the chicken version. They both got a huge thumbs up from us. Although on this occasion we were both won over by the look of the Naanwich, the beauty of the food trucks is that if you don’t fancy the same type of food as your dining companions you can all choose something entirely different and then still grab a spot to eat together.
There are now also bar and seating areas for up to 300 people where, after stuffing your face, you can sit and partake in a few cold beverages in the sun while listening to some live bands or DJ’s. This past Friday was the perfect evening for this as the sun shone and the temperature stayed nice and toastie right up until closing time creating the perfect atmosphere for a chilled Friday night. It really is a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a Friday evening, be it with family, friends or your partner and if you haven’t yet been I would highly recommend heading along to the next one on Friday 1st July. Maybe see you there 🙂
Points of Note
- Admission is free
- Only food and drink purchased on site can be consumed there
- Event runs from 4pm to 11pm (the earlier you go the quieter it will be)
- Family friendly fun
- No dogs allowed, only guide dogs
- You might need to queue for food at peak times
- Event is entirely outdoors so take an umbrella if there’s rain forecast