Local Cuisine at Tall Ships Portland

Although the focus of our event is the magnificent vessels in the harbor this weekend, no event would be complete without something to eat, and to that end Tall Ships Portland 2015 has you covered. The event will feature a selection of food vendors, giving visitors a chance to sample Portland’s renowned cuisine while enjoying and learning about Tall Ships. Here are some of the food vendors and their specialties. 

El Corazon

Offering traditional Mexican cuisine, El Corazon features traditional Mexican dishes such as baja style fish tacos, Sonoran hot dogs, burritos and taquitos. El Corazon will be filmed during this event for a cooking program, so festival-goers might get a chance to sing the praises of their cuisine on TV!


Featuring drive-through classics like meatball subs and hamburgers alongside classic Maine fare like lobster rolls. Many of the dishes can be ordered as a “cone”, a way to enjoy delicious steak or chicken on the go in a doughy cone.

Locally Sauced

Featuring only locally grown ingredients, Locally Sauced offers gourmet burritos served with delectable sauce. The sauce is the star here, and there are almost endless combinations with savory burrito fillings.

Love Kupcakes

Aiming to bring artisan cupcake flavor to the people of Portland, Love Kupcakes serves up inventive, fantastic pastries made using locally sourced goods. The company even offers vegan and gluten-free varieties for conscious eaters who still want a sweet, frosted treat.

Mainely Burgers

Started by burger-loving college students from neighboring Cape Elizabeth, Mainely Burgers features an original take on hamburgers and sandwiches. Some notable creations include apple slices and maple-syrup mayonnaise. Mainely Burger has something for both the steadfast burger-lover and those with adventurous palates

Maine-ly Meatballs

Maine-ly Meatballs, a newer food truck, elevates the meatball from a side dish to main course. Offering pork, beef and lobster balls for a local twist, Maine-ly Meatballs is great stop for anyone who enjoys savory meats.

Mainely Treats

A must-try for those with a sweet tooth, Mainely Treats offers ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, and root beer floats, all with Maine ingredients. 

Taco Trio

A popular spot for classic Mexican food in South Portland, Taco Trio offers quaesdillas, burritos, tacos and sopes – handmade “bowls” of fried dough filled with sour cream beans, and other filings. For delicious, authentic Mexican, Taco Trio will be sure to hit the spot.

Wicked Good Food Truck

Serving a diverse set of dishes – everything from chicken and waffles to pad thai is offered here – Wicked Good Food Truck is sure to have something to fulfill your craving. 


Bite Into Maine 

Often cited as featuring some of the best lobster rolls in the Greater Portland region, Bite Into Maine will be bringing its seafood creations to Tall Ships Portland. 


Unlike most of the vendors at the event, who will be newcomers to the Ocean Gateway Terminal, Zippitydoodogs is a mainstay of the area, selling classic hotdogs on the water every summer. To enjoy a Portland Harbor institution, stop by this cart!