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Boston Food Truck Initiative

Lincoln Street Coffee Truck
Lincoln Street Coffee Truck
Carolyn Kraut

On July 13 the city of Boston’s food truck initiative began with 15 new permanent locations designated in several neighborhoods to host a rotating menu of food truck fare. These new locations are in addition to City Hall Plaza and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Food trucks will be offering breakfast (6am – 10am), lunch (10am – 3pm) and dinner. Dinner runs from 3pm – either 9pm or 11pm. Locations (below) with an asterisk next to them only serve dinner until 9pm.

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.

Here are the locations and the food trucks initially scheduled to be at each one in the weeks to come:

Location 1 – Back Bay – on Boylston Street in front of the BPL Copley Branch

Breakfast: Tuesday and Thursday - Mobile Home

Lunch: Alternating Monday – Sunday - Grilled Cheese Nation, Dining Car, Mobile Home, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Bon Me

Dinner: Alternating Monday – Sunday – Red Bones BBQ, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Staff Meal, Kick*ss Cupcakes, Bon Me

Location 2 – Back Bay – on Clarendon Street between Newbury and Boylston Streets, in front of TD Bank

Lunch: Alternating Monday – Sunday – Red Bones BBQ, Grilled Cheese Nation, Mobile Home, Staff Meal

Dinner: Alternating Monday – Sunday – Mobile Home, Staff Meal, Clover, Kick*ss Cupcakes

Location 3 – Back Bay – on Stuart Street at the corner of Trinity Place, in front of the 100 Clarendon Street Garage

Lunch: Alternating Monday – Sunday – Red Bones BBQ, Cupcakory, Mobile Home, Staff Meal

Dinner: Alternating Monday – Sunday – Mobile Home, Staff Meal

Location 4 – Back Bay/Prudential – on Belvidere Street, across from 100 Belvidere Street, adjacent to the Christian Science Center’s Children’s Fountain

Lunch: Alternating Monday – Sunday – Go Fish, Dining Car

Dinner: Alternating Monday – Sunday – Dining Car, Mobile Home

Location 5 – Bay Village – on Columbus Avenue at Park Square

Lunch: Wednesday – Friday – Lincoln Street Coffee

Dinner: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – Grilled Cheese Nation

Location 6 – Bay Village – on Columbus Avenue at the corner of Berkeley Street, adjacent to the vacant Turnpike parcel

Lunch: Wednesday – Kick*ss Cupcakes

Dinner: Monday and Wednesday - Kick*ss Cupcakes

Location 7 – Boston University – on Commonwealth Avenue in front of the Morse Auditorium

Breakfast: Monday and Friday – Lincoln Street Coffee

Lunch: Alternating Monday – Sunday - Dining Car, Cupcakory, Kick*ss Cupcakes

Dinner: Alternating Monday – Saturday – Bon Me, Grilled Cheese Nation

Location 8 – Boston University – on Commonwealth Avenue westbound adjacent to the BU Bridge and 855 Commonwealth Avenue

Breakfast: Wednesday – Mobile Home

Lunch: Alternating Monday – Friday - Clover

Dinner: Alternating Monday – Saturday – The Froyo Truck, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

Location 10 – Fenway – on the Fenway-bound side of Museum Road between The Fenway and Huntington Avenue, across from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and adjacent to the MFA surface parking lot

Lunch: Alternating Monday – Sunday – Lincoln Street Coffee, Mobile Home, Grilled Cheese Nation, Clover

Dinner: Alternating Monday – Friday – Grilled Cheese Nation

Location 11* – South End – Harrison Avenue at corner of East Concord Street, across from Boston Medical Center

Lunch: Monday – Friday – Savory Food

Dinner: Wednesday and Friday – Dining Car

Location 12* – South End – in front of 1313 Washington Street, by Peter’s Park

Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday – Grilled Cheese Nation; Tuesday – Kick*ss Cupcakes

Location 13* – South End – on Washington Street inbound, by Blackstone Square

Lunch: Tuesday – Kick*ss Cupcakes

Location 15 *– Dorchester – on Dorchester Avenue by Ashmont Station, in front of the Carruth

Lunch: Friday- Staff Meal

BRA Site – Charlestown Navy Yard – on the plaza by 1st Avenue and 5th Street

Lunch: Friday – Sunday – Go Fish

BRA Site – Marine Industrial Park – Dry Dock #3

Breakfast & Lunch; Monday – Sunday – Penny Packers


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