Mr. Tuna was on my radar well before we moved to Maine. But my first official Mr. Tuna experience was at Thompson's Point during a Lake Street Dive concert. I don't know if I was more excited to finally get to try a handroll or see my favorite band live.
These perfectly sized hand rolls make for the perfect snack or lunch. The flavor combos are spot on, it's impeccably fresh and they are constantly coming up with new offerings. My personal fav hand rolls are the Tuna Tataki, Spicy Hamachi and the Spicy Crunchy Shrimp. But wait - I also love pretty much all of their maki rolls. And the miso soup. Oh, and the Sashimi Tasting. Crap, wait, also whatever is on special. Ordering online is IMPOSSIBLE because I want EVERYTHING.
Mr. Tuna can be found all over Portland and beyond - they pop up at breweries, Thompson's Point, etc. - so it's best to always check their insta to see where they are in any given week. They have a permanent brick and mortar inside the Portland Public Market in Monument Square so you never have to go without. But chances are, you haven't scrolled through instagram without seeing the iconic Mr. Tuna Hand Roll pic at the Eastern Promenade, which is my personal favorite place to spot the truck. I have about 4.2 billion snaps on my phone holding up a handroll with the water in the background. The ultimate FOMO pic.
My perfect Summer Saturday includes: packing up the fam, loading up the car with blankets and heading straight to the Eastern Prom to setup shop to people watch all afternoon. With some Mr. Tuna hand rolls secured - that's really all you need to be one happy human.