Maine’s food trucks are redefining how locals and travellers think about dining.
Many of the trucks’ chefs rely on local ingredients, and each showcases a unique taste profile to satisfy diners — whether they’re craving adventure or “comfort food.” Bonus: Food trucks can be a cost-effective way to sample local flavors without depleting your travel budget. To find the following trucks, check social media and farmers’ market vendor line-ups, where food trucks tend to congregate.
Head to Portland or Scarborough Beach for the two locations of this locally focused burger truck. Try the award-winning Mainah Burger with cheddar cheese, sliced apple, sautéed onions, bacon and maple syrup mayonnaise. Save room for truffle French fries or a side of crispy-fried Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
This small enterprise is based in Portland, but the truck can often be found in Falmouth — just look for the pale green and pink 1960s travel trailer. Expect five or six flavors of cupcakes on offer each day (some featuring local ingredients like blueberries), plus vegan and gluten-free varieties. The moist vanilla cupcake with decadent vanilla buttercream frosting is Love’s best-seller.
Classic USA “comfort food” in the form of hot dogs, burgers, chili and potato chips keeps crowds flocking to this Brunswick institution. For more than 30 years, fans have raved about Danny’s steamed hot dogs, served on soft, fresh buns and topped with just enough mustard and onions.
Fans of Mexican food will want to pay a visit to this truck in Brunswick, which serves delicious dishes bursting with flavor. Anticipate fresh-made tacos and burritos, and be sure to sample Lola’s roasted tomato salsa, made with Maine-grown tomatoes. (All tortillas are made locally as well, using organic corn grown in Maine.)
Lola's handmade tortillas are stuffed with a changing variety of ingredients. Dress yours with the food truck's irresistible roasted tomato salsa.