The The City Council approved an ordinance yesterday that will clear the way for more food trucks on city streets as early as June. The change is designed to streamline the permitting process for the trucks, a growing industry that often serves gourmet fare. Food trucks had been allowed in a limited capacity, but the vehicles needed approvals from an array of regulators, including police, fire, inspectional services, and transportation officials.
The ordinance, which will take effect in 30 days, establishes one comprehensive application to make it easier for entrepreneurs to launch mobile restaurants, according to the office of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who supports the measure. Three food trucks began serving meals this week on City Hall Plaza: Clover Food Lab, Momogoose, and Bon Me.