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Neighborhood food truck locations announced for summer 2020 pilot program

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Twenty-three new locations across Boston will help support small businesses and provide additional accessible food options to residents.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a summer pilot program for the City of Boston's Food Truck Program that will support valuable small businesses that have been greatly impacted by COVID-19, as well as provide residents throughout the City's neighborhoods with additional accessible and safe food options. The program, which will officially begin Friday, July 17, includes 23 new neighborhood locations such as parks, playgrounds, and public spaces where trucks will vend from 12:00pm to 7:00pm seven days a week.

"Small businesses and restaurants employ our neighbors and add to the vibrancy of our community, but have suffered greatly due to our COVID-19 response," said Mayor Walsh. "This summer Food Truck pilot will provide additional dining options for residents and visitors across our City, while also adhering to public health guidelines in order to slow the spread of COVID-19."

While food trucks have been able to operate as "food take-out businesses" throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, Streets Cabinet, and the Inspectional Services Department collaborated to create new spaces in local commercial districts and adapt to changing commuter and workplace conditions. The City of Boston has waived all site permit fees for this summer pilot. However, all food trucks must be approved to operate, have up-to-date certifications and permits, and are required to continue following all public health guidance by properly marking 6 feet spacing between customers and maintaining social distancing. All food trucks that have not signed up yet but are interested in participating in the pilot are encouraged to fill out an eligibility form

Neighborhood

Temporary Locations

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Allston

Penniman Road Play Area

       

Sufra

Sufra

 

Brighton

McKinney Playground

Zaaki

     

Zinneken's

 

Zinneken's

Charlestown

Monument or Training Field

The Bacon Truck

Bibim Box

Teri- Yummy

       

Charlestown

Doherty Playground

       

The Bacon Truck

   

Charlestown

Track at Charlestown Community Center

 

Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers

   

Northeast of the Border

   

Chinatown

Eliot Norton Park

       

Wing Gawdz

   

Dorchester

Hemenway Park

     

Northeast of the Border

     

Dorchester - Grove Hall

Brunswick-King Play Area

         

Cousin Maine Lobster

 

Dorchester - Codman Sq

Roberts Playground

Northeast of the Border

           

Dorchester- Savin Hill

Savin Hill Malibu Beach

Sufra

   

Sufra

     

East Boston

Bremen St Park

 

Teri-

Yummy

   

Teri- Yummy

Bibim Box

 

East Boston

Prescott Sq Park

Teri-

Yummy

Northeast of the Border

 

Teri- Yummy

     

Fenway

Museum of Fine Arts

   

Wing Gawdz

Rolling Gyros

 

Rolling Gyros

Zaaki

Fenway

Museum of Fine Arts

 

Tandoor and Curry on Wheels

Tandoor and Curry on Wheels

Cousins Maine Lobster

Zaaki

   

Hyde Park

Iacono Readville Playground

         

Zaaki

 

Jamaica Plain

Arboretum

   

Rolling Gyros

Wing Gawdz

 

Chicken & Rice Guys

 

Mattapan

Walker Playground

 

Trolley Dogs

         

Mission Hill

Hennigan School Yard

 

Sufra

         

Roslindale

Fallon Field

           

Cousins Maine Lobster

Roxbury

Franklin Park Rotary

         

Northeast of the Border

 

Roxbury - Egleston

SW Corridor

       

Rolling Gyros

   

Roxbury - Lower Roxbury

Madison Park High

 

Rolling Gyros

         

West Roxbury

Hynes Field

Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers

     

Trolley Dogs

   

Earlier this year, an interdepartmental effort created a new online application portal which allows food truck owners seeking to vend in the City of Boston an option to submit all approved licenses, certifications, and required documents digitally. This new online method, provided in addition to in person, email, and by mail application options, provides food truck owners with a more transparent and streamlined permitting process.

As business owners, employers, and employees navigate an evolving reopening process and COVID-19-related assistance, the City of Boston created and maintains a "Reopening Boston" webpage, which includes industry-specific guidance and requirements, resources and tools, and more information on available City services. The City of Boston has created a number of useful guides and resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a new platform to advertise and purchase PPE and cleaning suppliesOpen Businesses in Boston and Support Boston Restaurants, platforms which helped businesses to publicly share that they are open and direct residents to support local establishments. To assist businesses in industries impacted most by COVID-19, the City of Boston launched the Small Business Relief Fund, which to date has distributed  $6.1 million in debt-free grants to 1,685 small businesses in every neighborhood in order to address rent, fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, lost sales, lost opportunities, and other working capital expenses. 

For all coronavirus updates from the City of Boston, please visit boston.gov/coronavirus.

About the Mayor's Office of Economic Development
The Economic Development Cabinet's mission is to make Boston an appealing and accessible place for working families, entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors to innovate, grow, and thrive in a way that fosters inclusion, broadens opportunity, and shares prosperity, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all Bostonians and the experience for all visitors. Learn more on their website.

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