Business Beat: “Gusto’s” – New Food Truck on East End Specializing in Italian Favorites


Gusto’s Food Truck on Commercial Street

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 1,242)

Take a good look at this brand new food truck – Gusto’s – because  more than likely you will be seeing more of them around Portland  as time goes on.

Last week, had an opportunity to chat with Jim Chamoff, the owner of “Gourmet Streets of Maine” as well as take a tour of this new food truck.  The 20 ft. long truck was custom made in New York City and finished recently. The interior is stainless steel and is equiped with an abundance of equipment to allow them to serve everyone’s  Italian favorites. 

The menu includes lunch & dinner items, soups, sides, desserts and drinks. And all at reasonable prices. tried a cup of corn chowder and it was absolutely delicious.  It was hot and good for a windy day on the Portland waterfront.  The bruschetta was delicious as well and is looking forward to more of that treat soon. Scott Martel, is the food truck manager.

Chamoff said he doesn’t regret starting his new business at this time of the year.  It’s a soft opening he conceded, but by next spring they will be ready to go full steam ahead.

Although some have been critical of the food truck regulations in place, Chamoff has no problem with them.  “We can work with them very well,” he said.