By Lisa DeCanio | BostInno.com
Earlier this month, the City of Boston held its annual food truck lottery, a process in which the Hub’s mobile vendors compete (in a friendly manner) for the most coveted spots around town. The results are in, and today the city announced the 2013 spring and summer food truck schedule.
The schedule goes into effect on April 2, 2013, and I’ll admit I spent a good five minutes planning out my lunches based on which trucks will be near my office during the week. Besides filling your own needs though, perhaps what’s most exciting to take away from this schedule is that there is now a huge variety of food trucks populating the Hub’s streets.
In total, there are 56 food trucks ready to hit the streets this spring, which is nearly four times the amount that started when the pilot program launched in 2011.
- Area Four – The Kendall Square restaurant is going mobile.
- Biryani Park – Biryani Park restaurant in Malden is launching a food truck serving vegan-friendly Sri Lankan food.
- Fugu Foods – On their Facebook page, they write “Pan-Asian food, with Chinese, Korean, Singaporean influence.”
- Jimmy’s Ice Cream – We can’t find any information, but our money’s on ice cream.
- Mother Juice – After reaching $13k on Kickstarter, this duo is serving up organic fruit juice, smoothies and snacks.
- Pasta Pot –Again, no info, but I’d bet they serve pasta.
- Sweet Tomatoes – The pizza chain, which has restaurants in Newton, Needham and Northeastern, goes mobile.
- Taco Party Truck – Vegetarian tacos with a cuisine described as: “Don’t be surprised if things get weird from time to time.”
Now serving in Boston
In addition to the new vendors, the 2013 program boasts 18 public sites for trucks to be stationed, including three cluster sites, consisting of two or three trucks at a time.
New spots for 2013
- East Boston – Maverick Square at Summer Street
- Charlestown – at the Training Field on Adams Street
- Dudley Square at Dudley Street
Changes to existing spots for 2013
- Back Bay’s Belvidere Street site has been converted to a three-truck cluster site
- Northeastern site has moved to Opera Place at Huntington Avenue (formerly Hemenway Street at Forsyth Street)
Personally, I’m most excited for the variety that these new food trucks add to the existing roster here in Boston. April can’t get here fast enough. Looks like we’re going to have to update the slideshow below very soon.