Mr. Tuna Mobile Sushi Bar parks at local breweries such as Austin Street’s Fox Street Brewery & Tasting Room and Bunker Brewing, both in Portland. Photo courtesy of Mr. Tuna

A&C FOOD FACTORY

LOCATION: Breweries in East Bayside and on Industrial Way in Portland

FOLLOW: @acgrocery on Instagram

DETAILS: Munjoy Hill market A&C Grocery, which was already providing food for nearby bars and breweries, has launched a food cart serving sandwiches, including its signature “real” Italian (as opposed to the Maine version), with salami, mortadella, capicola, cheese, veggies, oil and vinegar.

 

BITE INTO MAINE

LOCATIONS: Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 27) and Allagash Brewing Co., 50 Industrial Way, Portland  (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday)

FOLLOW: @biteintomaine on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

DETAILS: Serving lobster rolls and sandwiches out of a food truck at Fort Williams Park and a 1977 Airstream at Allagash Brewing. Menu items include the Maine-style lobster roll with mayo and fresh chives and the Connecticut-style roll made with hot butter, as well as curry and wasabi versions.

 

BRÛLÉE BIKE

LOCATION: Summer Sunsets at Thompson’s in Portland on Thursdays and Summer Movie Series at Bug Light Park in South Portland

FOLLOW: @bruleebike on Instagram and Twitter, @bruleeB on Facebook

DETAILS: A French dessert bike specializing in different flavors of crème brûlée, such as chocolate, espresso, raspberry and honey lavender.

 

CANNOLI JOES

LOCATION: Thompson Point Summer Sunsets, Eastern Promedade and other Portland locations

FOLLOW: @cannolijoes on Instagram

DETAILS: Who doesn’t like cannolis? Owner Joey Hamilton makes the classic Italian dessert with a twist with flavors like s’mores, fruity pebbles, cookies and cream, and of course, the classic chocolate chip.

 

COUSINS MAINE LOBSTER

LOCATION: Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily June through mid-November)

FOLLOW: cousinsmainelobster.com

DETAILS: Serving wild-caught Maine lobster in both traditional and unique ways, such as the Lobster Grilled Cheese with pepper jack and cheddar and the Lobster Tacos served with cabbage, pico de gallo and lime sauce. Gluten-free options available.

 

CREPE ELIZABETH

LOCATION: Fort Williams Park Wednesday through Sunday and local festivals, including Maine Yogafest and L.L. Bean’s Summer in the Park

FOLLOW: @crepeelizabeth on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving French crêpes along the shores of Casco Bay. Menu items include sweet and savory crêpes such as the Fluffah Nuttah crêpe with peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips and marshmallow, and the Greens & Ham, a traditional crêpe with organic baby spinach, spiral ham and cheese.

 

EIGHTY 8 DONUT CAFÉ

LOCATION: Eastern Promenade, Portland

FOLLOW: @TheEighty8DonutCafe on Facebook and @eighty8donuts on Twitter

DETAILS: Serving hot bite-size donuts with nontraditional toppings such as homemade maple bourbon, vanilla bean sauce, and lavender pastry cream. To pair with the tasty treats is coffee from Tandem Coffee Roasters and house-made hot chocolate.

 

FALAFEL MAFIA

LOCATION: Spring Street near Temple Street and Back Cove Trail parking lot in Portland, as well as local breweries

FOLLOW: @falafel_mafia on Instagram and @falafelmafia on Facebook

DETAILS: Serving fresh Middle Eastern food, including falafel wraps and bowls and Shawarma fries.

 

FARM TO COAST MOBILE KITCHEN

LOCATION: Concerts at Thompson’s Point, festivals and breweries, including Austin Street’s Fox Street location

FOLLOW: @farmtocoast on Facebook, @farmtocoastmobilekitchen on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving a rotation of hearty sandwiches, including a coconut curry tofu banh mi, a local burger with roasted garlic aoili and a lobster roll.

 

FISHIN’ SHIPS

LOCATION: Local breweries, including Lone Pine, Rising Tide and Definitive, all in Portland

FOLLOW: @fishnships on Facebook and Instagram

DETAILS: With locally sourced fish, this food truck brings the “sea to the sidewalk.” Serving homemade sauces and unique seafood dishes such as the fish B.L.T, which consists of a crispy beer-battered fish, local Applewood bacon, romaine and a creamy tomato mayonnaise on freshly baked brioche.

 

GORGEOUS GELATO KIOSK

LOCATION: Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)

FOLLOW: @gorgeousgelato on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving Italian gelato all summer next to Portland Head Light. Some of the flavors include hazelnut, Oreo, chocolate (vegan, regular, rum or whiskey) and coconut.

 

THE GREEKS OF PEAKS

LOCATION: Local breweries, including Austin Street’s Fox Street location

FOLLOW: @thegreeksofpeaksmobileeats on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving traditional Greek dishes such as spanakopita triangles, grilled halloumi fries and gyros with Greek white sauce, sheep milk feta and house tzatziki sauce.

 

KUNO

LOCATION: Portland’s Western Promenade, Summer Sunsets at Thompson’s Point and Portland breweries

FOLLOW: @kunomaine on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving Southeast Asian street food including skewers, spicy stir-fried rice vermicelli and fried crab wontons.

 

LITTLE BEE ICE CREAM

LOCATION: First Friday art walk, concerts at Thompson’s Point, East End, all in Portland

FOLLOW: @littlebeehoneyicecream on Instagram

DETAILS: Honey is used as a natural stabilizer in Little Bee’s ice cream and all of its ingredients are locally sourced. The fresh, fluffy-style ice cream comes in a wide range of flavors, including Honey Sea Salt, Maine Wild Blueberry and Allagash Black Stout.

 

MAINE FLAVOR

LOCATION: Eastern Promenade and elsewhere in Portland

FOLLOW: @realmaineflavor on Instagram, @maineflavor on Facebook

DETAILS: Chocolate mint ice cream on a double chocolate cookie, blu-rhu almond on oatmeal, and sweet cream on double chocolate are among Maine Flavor’s ice cream “sammies.” Gluten-free and vegan options are available, too.

 

MAINELY BURGERS

LOCATION: Scarborough Beach State Park, 418 Black Point Road, Scarborough (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 2)

FOLLOW: @mainelyburgers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

DETAILS: Serving traditional American fare, such as hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches. All the ingredients are sourced from New England farmers, including the potatoes from Fryeburg that are used to make the fries.

 

MAINE-LY MEATBALLS

LOCATION: Various summer events, including Summer Sunsets at Thompson’s Point and L.L. Bean’s Friday Night Movies in Discovery Park, Freeport

FOLLOW: @mainelymeatballs on Facebook

DETAILS: Serving freshly handcrafted meatballs out of unique ingredients such as lentils, sautéed vegetables and lobster.

 

MAINE MAPLE CREEMEE

LOCATION: Eastern Promenade and Washington Avenue in Portland.

FOLLOW: @mainemaplecreemeeco on Instagram

DETAILS: Creemee is the Vermont term for maple soft-serve and also the signature dish of Maine Maple Creemee. Pair it with maple potato chips and a homemade, gluten-free, waffle cone. Or, try the Maine blueberry ice cream.

 

MAMI

LOCATION: Summer Sunsets at Thompson’s Point, festivals and breweries

FOLLOW: @mamiportland on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving Japanese street food, including yakisoba, kobayashi dog and okonomiyaki, a savory pancake topped with vegetables, pickles and okonomi sauce.

 

THE MARSHMALLOW CART

LOCATION: Summer Sunsets at Thompson’s Point and L.L. Bean’s Friday Night Movies

FOLLOW: @TheMarshmallowCart on Facebook

DETAILS: Specializing in homemade marshmallows and s’mores with two dozen flavors of marshmallows, including caramel, strawberry and mint chip.

 

MILLY’S SKILLET SEASIDE KITCHEN

LOCATION: Jones Landing, Peaks Island (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through September)

FOLLOW: @MillysSkillet on Facebook

DETAILS: Located near the ferry terminal on Peaks Island, this food truck acts as a staple for summer tourists and local islanders. Menu items include the Fresh Picked Maine Lobster Roll tossed in mayo and served over chopped romaine lettuce on a bun, along with chicken sandwiches and blackened fish tacos.

 

MR. TUNA MOBILE SUSHI BAR

LOCATION: Local breweries such as Austin Street’s Fox Street location and Bunker Brewing, both in Portland

FOLLOW: @mr.tuna_maine on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving sushi hand rolls on the go. Menu items include the spicy tuna hand roll with cucumber and tempura flakes and the Maine crab with yuzu mayo, avocado and cucumber.

 

THE MUTHAH TRUCKAH

LOCATION: Breweries, including Foundation, Rising Tide, Definitive, Battery Steele and Austin Street’s Fox Street location, all in Portland

FOLLOW: @MuthahTruckah on Twitter and Facebook, @themuthatruckah on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving nontraditional sandwiches hot off the griddle. Lola, the top-selling sandwich, is complete with roasted turkey, cheddar cheese, house-made bacon jam, pickles, BBQ chips (yes, on the sandwich) and a BBQ aioli.

 

NOM BAI STREET KITCHEN

LOCATION: Local breweries, including Rising Tide in Portland and Mast Landing in Westbrook, and Summer Sunsets at Thompson’s Point

FOLLOW: @nombaiportland on Instagram

DETAILS: Serving traditional Cambodian and Vietnamese foods such as beef skewers, pork egg rolls and the num pang sandwich which consists of beef, chicken or tofu on a toasted baguette with chili mayo, cucumbers, pickled vegetables and cilantro.

 

PALETA GUY

LOCATION: Eastern Prom and Tommy’s Park in Portland

FOLLOW: @paletaguy on Instagram and Facebook

DETAILS: All-natural, homemade popsicles “with a Latin twist,” made from real fruit. Mojito, passionfruit and strawberry mango are among the flavors.

 

PASTURE POPS

LOCATION: Congress Square in Portland and other locations

FOLLOW: @pasturepops on Instagram and Facebook

DETAILS: Ice-cream popsicles made out of real milk and handcrafted ingredients. New this summer, Pasture Pops’ flavors include cinnamon streusel, buttermilk rhubarb and strawberries and cream.

 

PB&ME

LOCATION: Summer Sunsets at Thompson’s Point

FOLLOW: @FoodTruckME on Facebook

DETAILS: Specializing in deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches such as the King-ah which consists of peanut butter, banana, bacon and honey, and the s’mores made with Nutella, biscoff and fluff.

 

THE SALTBOX CAFÉ

LOCATION: Portland’s Eastern Promenade (8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday)

FOLLOW: @saltboxcafemaine on Instagram

DETAILS: Maine’s only tiny-house food truck serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. Menu items include veggie burgers and sausage biscuits with greens, red onions and melted Gruyere cheese.

 

SAMPA KITCHEN

LOCATION: Portland breweries, including Austin Street’s Fox Street location, and Tandem Coffee on Anderson Street

FOLLOW: @sampakitchen on Instagram

DETAILS: The food truck formerly known as Grillin’ Brazilian is still serving up authentic South American barbecue, including chimichurri steak and grilled pineapple.

 

SULLY’S ROADSIDE DOGS

LOCATION: Eastern Promenade, Commercial Street and India Street in Portland

FOLLOW: @sullysroadsidedogs on Facebook

DETAILS: Red hot dog with a Moxie, anyone? At Sully’s, you can get just that, along with a Chili Cheese Sauerkraut Reuben, or just a regular brown hot dog, if you wish.

 

TACOS DEL SOUL

LOCATION: Breweries on Industrial Way and Fox Street in Portland, including Foundation and Rising Tide, and Summer Sunsets at Thompson’s Point

FOLLOW: @tacosdelseoul on Facebook and Instagram

DETAILS: Serving a fusion of Korean and Mexican street foods in the form of tacos, burritos and bowls.

 

TOTALLY AWESOME VEGAN FOOD TRUCK

LOCATION: Tony’s Donuts, Baxter Boulevard parking lot, the Yarmouth Farmers Market on Thursdays, Sunday mornings on the Eastern Promenade and local breweries, including Lone Pine in Portland

FOLLOW: @TotallyAwesomeVeganFoodTruck on Facebook and Instagram

DETAILS: This truck is putting a twist on junk food, serving vegan comfort foods such as the Wicked Good Vegan Pot Pie and Bacon Cheesy Fries, which consist of skin-on fries, topped with a homemade vegan cheese sauce and pieces of maple hickory tempeh bacon. The truck is also nut-free and has gluten-free options.

 

TWIST

LOCATION: Western Promenade near Maine Med, Back Cove lot, Commercial Street and other Portland locations.

FOLLOW: @portlandtwist on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

DETAILS: Called Twist for a reason, former Woodford F&B manager Melissa Lombardi and writer Dan Zarin blend everything from fruity pebbles to actual fruit into their ice cream. Menu items include the Upta Camp (chocolate ice cream twisted with honey graham crackers and topped with graham cracker dust and a marshmallow) and Pie in Yo’ Face (vanilla ice cream twisted with banana and organic snap cookies). Vegan and dairy free options are also available.

 

VANTAGE POINT PROVISIONS

LOCATION: East Bayside and Industrial Way breweries

FOLLOW: @vantagepointchowder on Instagram and Facebook

DETAILS: Specializing in clam chowder with bacon, herbs and no flour, and also serving a rotation of other menu items including lobster roll sliders, grilled cheese and a sausage and pepper sub.

 

— BLAIR BEST AND EMILY DUGGAN