Food trucks back on the streets

The food trucks are back for another season.

The mayor of Montreal helped launched this year's edition of the pilot project in the downtown Ville Marie borough. Denis Coderre visited the three trucks parked at Dorchester Square.

Coderre got a sausage from Nomade So6 par Accords, one of the 30 food trucks in rotation this year. He also got a coffee at Café Larue & Fils, its first time taking part in the pilot project. Operator Charles Hugo Boucher said they can compete with the Starbucks and Tim Horton's that dot the downtown area.

"We have reasonable prices, but high quality product which is coming from a local roaster so that's the difference," Boucher told CJAD 800 News.

As for simple chip wagons or hot dog trucks, Coderre said they'll have to evaluate.

"We'll see. I think one of the important things is the quality of the food, safety and cleanliness and we'll pick it up from there," Coderre told CTV news.

"We have to take a look at that. It's part of our culture, it's part of our joie de vivre so everybody will work at that level and we'll see. What I love and what I enjoy the most is the creativity of Montrealers. And creativity means also through the food and I'm a facilitator."

There are more food truck sites this year for a total of 14, with a few only open during weekends or special events.

For more info: ville.montreal.qc.ca/villemarie/cuisinederue

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