Foodtruck ladies find Main Street home

In early spring, Amanda Smith and Alexis Walls hung up the keys to their food truck after finding a brick-and-mortar home for their popular food business, Melt. Now, anyone craving one of the ladies’ crabmeat melts or other menu items can find them at 27B Main St. in Bar Harbor. They had peddled their homemade food successfully via their food truck for several years. 

In summer, Melt’s founders originally started out parking their food truck on the Bangor Waterfront where they fed concert-goers six days a week. They then branched out to fairs and festivals. But, as events began to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the pair looked for a more permanent location. For a good portion of last year, the Melt truck was parked on Ellsworth’s High Street and people flocked there to grab a lunchtime bite.

Amanda and Alexis plan to stay open through October. Their food truck  is being put to use for events from time to time. 


With offerings that lean heavily on the cheese, Melt boasts sandwiches such as a Mac & Cheese Melt and Buffalo Chicken Melt while holding true to basics such as the Gooey Grilled Cheese and Cheesy Bacon Fries. Want a lobster or a crab roll? Melt has you covered. 

Melt is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. For more information or to order online, visit meltmaine.com.

Ninah Rein, an MDI native, covers news and features in the Bar Harbor area. She is glad to be back in Maine after earning a bachelor's degree in San Diego from the University of California.