No fooling, beginning on April Fool's Day you can enjoy all kinds of al fresco dining again on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Starting April 1, this year's "Mobile Eats" begins with a total of 30 vendors, 15 of them new to the Greenway and four making their Boston food vending debut.
Beginning Tuesday April 1st the largest ever number of vendors in five years of Mobile Eats will bring fresh, affordable cuisine at six different vending locations along the downtown park seven days a week.
The daily schedule and specific locations of participating trucks and trikes can be found at rfkgc.org/food. Patrons can also follow @HelloGreenway for updates and reminders about where the vendors will be on any given day.
Over 350,000 patrons were served on the Greenway during the Greenway Conservancy's 2013 Mobile Eats season. Earned income from Mobile Eats has grown from $26,000 in its 2010 inaugural year to over $250,000 expected in fiscal 2013.
New vendors for the 2014 Greenway Mobile Eats season include Benny's Crepe Cafe with made to order crepes and omelets, Bacon Truck with gourmet sandwiches featuring locally sourced and prepared applewood smoked bacon, Captain Marden's Cod Squad with fresh local seafood, Evan's New York Style Deli, Frozen Hoagies with handmade ice cream sandwiches, Lillian's BBQ with Texas style barbecue, Lobsterdog with lobster rolls and hot dogs, Mother Juice with juice, smoothies and snacks, Moyzilla with Chinese dumplings, Pennypackers with porchetta sandwiches, Renula's Kitchen with traditional Rhodian Greek fare, Stoked Pizza, Sweet Tomatoes with thin crust Neapolitan slices cooked on-site, Tenoch with authentic Mexican offerings, and Zo on the Go with authentic gyros.
Trucks and trikes returning to the Greenway for another season of Mobile Eats are Baja Taco Truck, Beantown Franks N Spuds, Bon Me, Boston Harbor Ice Cream, Chicken and Rice Guys, Chubby Chickpea, Clover Food Lab, The Coffee Trike, Cookie Monstah, Costas Fruit Card, Dining Car, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Momogoose, Paris Creperie, and Roxy's Grilled Cheese.
The primary locations for food vending Monday through Friday are Dewey Square Plaza, Rowe's Wharf Plaza and at the Rings Fountain. Trucks can also be found in Chinatown Park and Dewey Square Park.
The daily schedule and specific locations of participating vendors can be found on the Conservancy's website, rfkgc.org/food.
On Saturdays from May 3 through mid-October Mobile Eats vendors can be found at the Greenway Open Market located in the Wharf District Parks between State and India Streets.
On Sundays in July and August, Beantown Franks N Spuds and Boston Harbor Ice Cream will be vending near the Rings Fountain.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston. It is a roof garden atop a highway tunnel (that was part of the infamous Big Dig) that connects people and the city with beauty and fun. The nonprofit Conservancy maintains, programs and improves the Greenway on behalf of the public and in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.