Navy Yard to Score a Food Truck
As part of the city's latest round of food truck permits, vendors will now be serving the neighborhood with a site in the Navy Yard.
There's a new food truck in town. Fifteen of them, actually.
Starting tomorrow (July 13), there will be a food truck serving Charlestown at the corner of 5th and 1st Streets in the Navy Yard. The site is one of several new food truck locations announced by the mayor's office this week.
So what kind of truck will be there?
Fifteen new vendors have won permits from the city and they'll be serving the Navy Yard site on a rotating basis. They are:
- Lincoln Street Coffee on the Go
- Go Fish
- Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese
- The Cupcakory
- Redbones BBQ
- Mobile Home
- Savory Food
- Staff Meal
- The Dining Car
- Grilled Cheese Nation – 2 Trucks: “Minnie” and “Cheese Force One”
- Kick*ss Cupcakes
- The Froyo Truck
- Clover Fast Food
- Bon Me
Boston’s Food Truck program, unlike in other cities, has designated permanent spots on city streets where food truck vendors can apply to operate, according to a press release from the mayor's office.
The food trucks will serve a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner foods from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (with a 9:00 PM closing time in some neighborhoods).
In addition to the Navy Yard, new food trucks will be located in Back Bay, Bay Village, South End, Fenway, Kenmore Square, Boston University, Dorchester and Boston Marine Industrial Park/South Boston Waterfront. For a map of the public location go to: www.cityofboston.gov/business/mobile/publiclocationmap.asp.
These locations are in addition to the food trucks that already operate on City Hall Plaza and on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
As part of the Mayor’s Healthy Food Initiative, food trucks applying to participate in the program must include at least one healthy menu option that does not include fried foods, trans- fats, or high fructose corn syrup.
The healthy menu option also has to include at least three of the following: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, reduced fat or lean meats that are grilled, broiled or baked.
Additionally, participating trucks were asked to provide a statement on their commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement, and to consider joining the Mayor’s “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign.
The city is still recruiting new food truck vendors for additional sites. Vendors are encouraged to use the city’s new single application process for procuring food truck permits to operate as well as a new site license process for trucks interested in selling on the public way.
For more information on how to operate a food truck in the city, visit Mobile Food Vending.