Food Trucks and Mobile Food

Food Trucks and Mobile Food

In and around Missoula, there is a growing trend of portable eateries like food trucks and carts.  These food unique food vendors are popping up around town at farmers markets, local events such as Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight, and right outside many of your favorite local businesses. Some of the vendors have a traditional food truck setup, whereas others have transformed bikes, barbecue pits, and carts into their own visions of mobile food.

Missoula's obsession with these mobile eateries isn't just about delicious food—it's about something we like to call "food truck culture." Friends and family come together to sample new cuisines, listen to live music, and enjoy some fresh air as they dine on a green lawns and riverside benches.

Food trucks are mobile, after all, so you'll have to do some exploring. Here are some of Missoula's favorite mobile eateries, and where you can find them:

The Big Dipper Ice Cream Truck

Locally made ice cream with unique flavors and toppings.
406.543.5722
Big Dipper Website
Where to find them: Downtown ToNight, Out to Lunch, and various festivals and community events around town. Visit their storefront at 631 S. Higgins Ave.

Lil' Orbits Doughnuts

Fresh handmade mini doughnuts.
406.360-5438
Lil Orbits Facebook
Where to find them: Downtown ToNight and Out to Lunch.

Polka Dot Patties

Classics such as burgers, pulled pork, salads, corn dogs, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and fries.
406.544.7660
Polka Dot Patties Facebook
Where to find them: Various events around town—check their Facebook page for updates.

El Cazador Taco Truck

Authentic, made-to-order Mexican Food.
406.728.3657
El Cazador Website
Where to find them: All Missoula Downtown Association events such as Downtown ToNight and Out to Lunch, and outside the Missoula International Airport Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm.

Tia's Tamales

Home-cooked authentic Mexican dishes to-go.
Where to find them: Various events, and at their mainstay location at 1016 W Broadway St.

The Beastro Wagon (Burns Street Bistro Catering)

Slow-cooked meats and creative, classic sides that combine quality local ingredients with flavors from around the world.
406.543.0719
Beastro Wagon Facebook
Where to find them: Wednesday-Saturday at Draught Works Brewery.

Big Thai Country

Fresh, authentic Thai food.
406.240.9511
Big Thai Country Facebook
Where to find them: Sunday and Monday at Draught Works Brewery, Downtown ToNight and Out to Lunch.

Covered Wagon

All natural, locally sourced, 100% pure beef hot dogs, polish sausages, and bratwursts.
847.337.6824
Covered Wagon Website
Where to find them: Downtown ToNight, Out to Lunch, and various events around town. Check out their truck locator page for more information. 

Isla’s Lemonade

Fresh-squeezed lemonade.
406.880.3094
Where to find them: Downtown ToNight and Out to Lunch.

Just Barbecue

Homemade, Southern-inspired barbecue.
406.546.0733
Just Barbecue Facebook
Where to find them: Downtown ToNight, Draught Works Brewery on Tuesdays, and various events around town. Check out their Facebook page for updates. 

Kamoon Arabian Cuisine

Authentic Arabic Food.
406.303.0172
Kamoon Arabian Cuisine Facebook
Where to find them: Monday, Tuesday, Friday at Imagine Nation Brewing, Clark Fork Market, Downtown ToNight and Out to Lunch. 

Clove Cart Pizza Peddlers

Regular and specialty pizzas made from scratch and baked in an onsite, wood-fired oven.
617.571.6894
Clove Cart Website
Where to find them: Clark Fork Farmers Market, Big Sky Brewing Summer Concert Series, Downtown ToNight and Out to Lunch.

Mountain Berry Bowls

Gluten and dairy free acai smoothie bowls.
406.407.1368
Mountain Berry Bowls Website

Where to find them: Downtown ToNight, Out to Lunch, and 321 N Higgins.

Pagoda

Authentic Thai and Chinese food.
406.549.7888
Pagoda Facebook
Where to find them: Downtown ToNight 

River City Eats

Slow cooked BBQ.
406.304.9525
River City Eats Facebook
Where to Find Them: Downtown ToNight and Out to lunch.

Sa-Wad-Dee

Authentic Thai cuisine.
406.543.9966
Sa-Wad-Dee Website
Where to find them: Downtown ToNight and Out to Lunch and the Clark Fork Market.

Vietnam Noodle

Traditional Vietnamese style food.  

406.542.8299
Vietnam Noodle Website
Where to Find them: Downtown ToNight, Out to Lunch

Iron Cakes

Unique gluten-free waffles.
Iron Cakes Facebook
Where to find them: Out to Lunch, Clark Fork Market, and various events around town. Check out their Facebook page for updates. 

Ninja Mike’s

Wide array of breakfast items, made with locally sourced ingredients.
406.926.1145
Ninja Mikes Website
Where to find them: Out to Lunch and the Clark Fork Market.

The Noodle Wagon

Teriyaki chicken, noodles, rice and more.
406.531.8667
Noodle Wagon Facebook
Where to find them: Wednesdays nights in downtown Missoula, Out to Lunch, and various events. Check out their Facebook page for updates. 

 

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