At the end of McGill Ave. in Old Montreal, where the southbound street ends and converges into a bike path, two converted shipping containers are angled perpendicularly to each other in a space overlooking the mouth of the Lachine Canal. Let’s get one thing straight– these ain’t your regular steel-framed boxes… they’ve been painted, redesigned, and made to look sexy in one of Montreal’s trendiest neighbourhoods. One of those containers happens to be Porchetta, the curly-tailed kid brother of the more well-known red-skinned pincer, MuvBox.

With the original intention of grabbing some lobster rolls, we steered ourselves towards Porchetta as a result of the size of the omnipresent and overzealous lunch crowd. We’re glad it happened, too, as Porchetta served up one hell of a sandwich at high noon on a scorching hot summer’s day. The pork is shredded and crisped to a T, before being smothered in garlic aioli mayonnaise (you get a choice of 1 out of 3 sauces, but have faith in the aioli), topped with arugula and squished between a freshly-baked ciabatta bun. The sandwich is then wrapped in Italian newsprint and served in a cardboard box, giving it a fish-and-chips style feel, but with a little more “Ayyyyyy.”

The large pork sandwich only sets you back $8.50, and with free outdoor seating and plenty of space to people-watch, it’s a great place to check out over the next few months. Plus, you don’t have to worry about a rotating schedule like the food trucks– the tandem pop-up spots are open every day until October, from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. You can check out both menus here or visit the MuvBox Facebook page for more info.


Porchetta / 514.285.0747 / Quai des Écluses, Old Port of  Montreal

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Daniel is just your typical guy. He likes to drink, loves to explore, and relishes eating his heart out in Montreal. With a keen eye for detail, his photographs capture the spirit of the city, and his narratives express the undying passion he has for it. Whenever in doubt, trust him to give you the best advice on where to visit, what to do, and how to devour it.