What began as a food stand at the farmer’s market before graduating to a food truck has found a permanent home at the Downtown Transfer Station, where it will fill a long-vacant retail space.
Ninja Mike’s, which plans to open this July, will offer locally-sourced breakfast sandwiches and coffee off its morning menu.
Ethan Sky Siegel, owner and operator of the eatery, said the Mountain Line Transfer Station fit Ninja Mike’s dedication toward sustainability.
“We feel that sustainable commuting and sustainable food should go hand-in-hand,” Siegel said “This is a great opportunity to bring some local, sustainably-sourced food to downtown Missoula, and our goal is to provide transit riders and all Missoulians with a community-based quick breakfast option.”
Ninja Mike’s began as a food stand at the Saturday Clark Fork Market in 2009 before expanding its operation to a mobile food truck in 2016. The new business location will offer online ordering, made-to-order, and grab-and-go options.
In addition to its breakfast sandwiches, the new restaurant’s expanded menu will include burritos, tacos, potato skillets, locally roasted coffees, and more.
“We’re really excited to welcome Ninja Mike’s to the Transfer Center for our riders and the general public,” said Amy Cilimburg, chair of Mountain Line’s board of directors. “Zero-fare benefits our entire community through increased ridership, and we hope Ninja Mike’s can help us keep all these new commuters fueled up and ready to tackle their day.”