Missoula's got a thriving food truck scene. There's an impressive range of cuisine: Asian, Mexican, Indian, BBQ, burgers, sausages, pizza, sweets, sandwiches, and more. Many of these mobile eateries serve high-quality, organic, locally-sourced food. A few of them come only in vehicular form; others have brick-and-mortar counterparts. Their schedules vary widely and change frequently, so we've included social media links to help you locate them, as well as a list of common food truck gathering places. Happy eating!
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Big Thai Country
Big Thai Country serves authentic eats from Thailand, like this plate full o' Pad Thai. Facebook
This food truck changes dishes as easily as the chameleon changes colors. Anything goes, from tacos to cajun to pasta primavera (below). Facebook
Clark Fork Charcuterie
Clove Cart Pizza
Tacos, fresh fried corn chips, & house-made salsas will satisfy your desire for Mexican munchies. Loaded nachos with chicken shown below. Facebook
Pizza waffles, PB&J waffles, s'more waffles, banana bread waffles and more. All gluten-free! Facebook
For those lucky enough to enjoy gluten-FILLED waffles... Facebook
How'd you like to dig into this bad boy? The Montana Gold Miner is half pulled pork and half beef brisket. Montana Q hails from Frenchtown, but they'll be hauling their smoked meats and curly fries to Zootown. Facebook
Mountain Berry Bowls
Husband and wife team Jared and Lindley Lynch run Mountain Berry Bowls food trucks out of Missoula, Whitefish and Kalispell. Their acai berry-based smoothies are topped with granola and your choice of fresh fruit. Facebook
Sonny's Original Cheesesteaks
You don't have to be in Philly to enjoy a delicious cheesesteak.
Run by the manager of Great Burn Brewing, Suppertime serves specialty tacos - Korean pork and Tinga chicken - that go great with beer. Facebook
Take It or Leave It
St. Ignatius' Lower Crossing Farm shares vittles made from their pasture-raised animals and local produce (like loaded fries!).
Tia's Tamales food truck was so successful it led to the opening of a permanent restaurant, Tia's Big Sky. Lucky for Missoula, they continue to sell their locally sourced, organic, authentic Mexican fare from their mobile unit. Facebook
Two Crows Tacos
Fresh out of Arlee, Two Crows Tacos distinguishes itself by offereing five different salsas, including "Volcanica."
Wally + Buck
Even more food trucks:
Covered Wagon Hot Dogs: 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs. Facebook
Crepe Cuisine: French crepes with a Montana style. Facebook
Great Ape Crepes: Crepes. Food truck based out of Helena. Facebook
Ina's Indian Tacos: Fresh homemade bread & local ingredients. Facebook
Just Barbeque: BBQ. Facebook
Lil' Orbits Donuts: Mini donuts. Facebook
Noodle Wagon: Stir-fried soba noodles & Teriyaki chicken. Facebook
Pagoda: Chinese & Thai food. A mobile version of the eatery on North Orange Street. Facebook
Polka Dot Patties: American food. Facebook
Puffy's PoBoys and More: Lousiana-style PoBoys. Facebook
River City Eats: Sliders, breakfast sandwiches and more. Facebook
Two Chicks Scratch: Everything's made from scratch, from burritos and cinnamon rolls. They travel up from Stevensville. Facebook
Vietnam Noodle: Vietnamese cuisine. A mobile version of the restaurant on Stephens.
Whipped Up: BBQ. Based in Superior, they make frequent stops in Missoula. Facebook
The Wild Weenie: Hot dogs & polish sausages. Facebook
Where to find food trucks:
Missoula's food trucks make regular appearances at Western Cider, Imagine Nation Brewing, KettleHouse, Big Sky Brewing, Draught Works, Great Burn Brewing and nearly any event at Caras Park or the Missoula Fairgrounds. You'll want to check social media to see who's where when. Want a sure thing? You'll always hit the food truck jackpot during these occasions:
Clark Fork Market: Saturdays, May 5-October 27, 2018, 8am-1pm,* on the northeast side of the Higgins Street Bridge *9am-1pm in October
Missoula Farmers Market: Saturdays, May 5-October 27, 2018, 8am-12:30pm and Tuesdays, June 19-September 25, 2018, 5:30pm-7pm, at the northeast end of Higgins Ave.
Missoula People's Market: Saturdays, May 5-September 29, 2018, 9am-1pm, at Higgins Ave. & Pine St.
Out to Lunch:Wednesdays, June 6-August 29, 2018, 11:30am-2pm at Caras Park
Downtown ToNight: Thursdays, June 7-August 30, 2018, 5:30pm-8:30pm at Caras Park
Ronald McDonald House Parking Lot: Fridays, July 13-August 17, 2018, 11:30am-2pm at 3003 Fort Missoula Rd.