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The Maine Food Trucks: Local Cuisine on Wheels

Portland’s food truck scene is as diverse as you’d expect from this foodie city. Trucks can be found all across the city and the surrounding towns, and they offer an amazing selection of culinary delights. Tacos del Seoul combines Mexican and Korean for a truly unique menu that pairs the flavors of both cuisines. This truck can be found throughout Southern Maine, from their usual place by the Allagash Brewing Company in Portland to L.L.Bean in Freeport. Head to Scarborough Beach and grab some gourmet burgers and sides at Mainely Burgers. Or for something completely different, find the Mami Food Truck serving up Japanese street food at festivals and breweries, from ramen to poke bowls. Bite into Maine’s truck is located by the Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park and at Allagash Brewing Co. — you can grab a delicious lobster roll, from the classic style to ones with curry or wasabi mayo. Thursdays during the summer, you will find up to a dozen trucks at Thompson’s Point for Summer Sunsets.

Many of Maine’s food trucks can be found at the popular breweries, like Austin Street Brewing. New food trucks come on the scene each year so be on the lookout for your new favorite!

Down in Wells, you can find Maine’s only food truck park at Congdon’s After Dark, open 4-9 p.m. May to October with up to 10 trucks a day offering a wide variety of food like The Greeks of Peaks, serving traditional Greek cuisine.

Further up the coast, one of Maine’s vibrant food truck scenes is blossoming in Brunswick along the Brunswick Green. Try Bizibuns for a wide variety of steam buns, and other favorites like tuna poke. Taco the Town sells authentic California-style street food by the Green, all with incredible fresh salsas.

Midcoast Maine’s perfection is improved upon with a variety of food trucks to sample. The Moody Dog in Belfast serves locally made hot dogs in creative seasonal preparations like the kimchi dog and tikka masala dog. Out on Vinalhaven, Greet’s Eats serves burgers, lobster mac and cheese and one of the freshest lobster rolls around. The Uproot Pie Company’s truck can be found all over the MidCoast region at farmers’ markets and Oyster River Winegrowers. The mobile wood-fired pizza oven is adorable and the handmade pizzas and bialys combine Maine’s freshest produce. The Melt truck is now in the Bar Harbor region, serving an array of grilled cheese sandwiches and something they call a pickle popper — pickles and cheese, wrapped in a tortilla and fried.

If you’re heading to the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn, keep an eye out for Pinky D’s, serving poutine at events around the area.

Everyone in Western Maine knows about Rolling Fatties — this food truck is so popular, they also opened a restaurant in Kingfield. The truck can be found throughout the region — from Skowhegan’s Riverfront to area festivals and events. Grab one of their plump burritos, using locally sourced foods. Over in Bethel, look for the orange trailer for Smokin’ Good BBQ — with slow-cooked real pit BBQ — this is the good stuff, folks. You know it’s open when you see smoke.

In Bangor, summers are full of food trucks along the Waterfront, with just about everything you can imagine being offered: ice cream, pizza, tacos. One truck that folks are raving about is The Lobstah Buoy, found around Bangor with juicy lobster rolls and whole belly clam rolls.

Up north, don’t miss out on your first pulled pork parfait — yes, that’s right. Layers of delicious pulled pork and BBQ baked beans topped with sauce can be found at Presque Isle’s Rib Truck where they also serve finger-licking ribs and chicken. This food truck has been rolling along for more than 20 years and is a local favorite in several Aroostook County locations.

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