Food truck season is upon us, Boston.
Beginning April 1, the Rose Kennedy Greenway will be home to a record line-up of 34 food trucks and trikes. That includes 10 news vendors, all offering cuisine from bacon delicacies to burgers, wood-fired pizzas and gourmet cupcakes.
“We are so pleased to welcome the return of spring with the opening of our seventh season of Mobile Eats,” said Jesse Brackenbury, executive director of the Greenway Conservancy. “The tremendous variety of fresh, distinctive, and locally sourced food items available at reasonable prices makes Mobile Eats a popular reason to visit The Greenway… and to keep coming back.”
There will be up to 20 food options on the Greenway at any one time. In the seven years of the Mobile Eats program, this year’s offering is the largest to date. The primary locations for weekday food vending include Dewey Square (Park Plaza), Dewey Square Park and Rowes Wharf Plaza.
Here are the new vendors for the 2016 season:
- Chik Chak (Middle Eastern)
- Cupcake City (gourmet cupcakes)
- Gogi on the Block (“Korean Fusion Food Truck — run by an actual Korean dude”)
- Jamaica Me Hungry (Jamaican)
- Munch Mobile (elevated street food)
- Quebrada (gourmet baked goods)
- Roving Lunch Box (savory & sweet hand pies)
- Sheherezad (Iraqi and Middle Eastern cuisine)
- Walden Meat Co. (local, sustainable and humanely raised 100% grass-fed beef burgers)
- Walloon’s Fried Chicken (buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches and hand-cut fries)
More than 640,000 patrons were served during the Greenway’s 2015 Mobile Eats season, up from 412,000 the year previous.
“We are excited about the expansion of the Greenway’s Mobile Eats program, which not only offers residents and visitors alike an array of food options, but also helps support local food entrepreneurs,” said Mayor Walsh. “I congratulate the Rose Kennedy Greenway on their success last year and look forward to another great season.”
On April 23, a dozen of the new and returning vendors will be on hand for the Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival.
This week, Boston-based Food Truck Festivals of America announced its 2016 calendar, which features six festivals (now with craft beer) coming to Massachusetts. The first local event will be the 5th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on June 4.
Twenty-four food trucks will be returning to the Greenway for another season: Bacon Truck, Baja Taco Truck, Bon Me, Chicken and Rice Guys, Chubby Chickpea, Clover Food Lab, The Cookie Monstah, The Dining Car, Frozen Hoagies, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Momogoose, Moyzilla, North East of the Border, Pennypacker’s, Posto, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Sabroso, Stoked Pizza, Taco Party, Tea Station, Tenoch, Third Cliff Bakery, Zinneken’s and Zo on the Go.
In addition to the locations listed above, food trucks can also be found in Chinatown Park; the Rings Fountain; The Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove; and the North End Parks on Hanover Street.