Greenway Names a Dozen Food Vendors for 2011

Barrett Anderson, a Boston musician known for his "renegade blues," is the in-house musician at Silk Road BBQ in Belmont. Ed Cornelia (right) owns the food shack and Ned Flood is his guest chef. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)

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Barrett Anderson, a Boston musician known for his "renegade blues," is the in-house musician at Silk Road BBQ in Belmont. Ed Cornelia (right) owns the food shack and Ned Flood is his guest chef. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)

After testing demand last summer, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will double its food vending program this year to a total of 12 mobile food operations.

The vendors, announced today, include purveyors of barbecue, Indian street food, cupcakes, grilled cheese, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, and smoothies. The food will be sold from four food trucks, one trailer, one mobile kiosk, one bike, and five carts.

The food operations will be concentrated in eight locations on the Greenway, from Chinatown to the North End.

Two mobile operations — Clover Food Lab and Silk Road BBQ — are currently open for business on the Greenway. The 10 other food vendors are expected to begin operations by Memorial Day Weekend.

The complete line-up, from South to North, is available after the break.

This year’s mobile food cart line-up on the Greenway, from South to North, includes:

BBQSmith, a food truck that will serve “American BBQ” in Chinatown Park (near Beach Street and Surface Road).

Clover Food Lab, a food truck in Dewey Square Park (across from South Station) that features vegetarian sandwiches and soup.

DosaMobile, a food truck in Dewey Square Park (across from South Station), will serve Indian “street food.”

Lefty’s Silver Cart, a trailer in Dewey Square Park between Congress Street and Atlantic Avenue, will offer sandwiches and soups with ingredients from local farms.

Equal Exchange Free Range Cafe, a bike cart, will roam from State Street to Pearl Street selling organic, locally-roasted coffee.

Silk Road BBQ, a mobile kiosk in Rowes Wharf Plaza (High Street and Atlantic Avenue), sells charcoal-grilled “global fusion” BBQ.

Grilled Cheese Nation, a food truck across from the Rings Fountain (Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue), will feature grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, and salads.

Cupcake Cart, a food cart in Rings Fountain (Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue), will sell fresh baked cupcakes.

Beantown Franks ‘n Spuds, a solar-powered food cart in Rings Fountain (Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue), will feature hot dogs, sausages, and roasted rosemary potatoes.

Going Bananas, a food cart at the Carousel (across from Quincy Market), will sell fresh fruit smoothies, Italian ice, and bottled drinks.

Streatery, a food cart at the Carousel (across from Quincy Market), will sell “global street food,” including sausages and Greek souvlaki.

Boston Pushcart, a food cart at the North End Parks/Freedom Trail (Hanover Street and Surface Road), will offer Italian sausages, Italian ices, and lemonade.

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