What types of government regulations does New York have for food trucks?

To sell food, a mobile food vending unit must have a current decal on it. To sell food, a mobile food vendor must have a current mobile food vending license. Vendors must wear their license so it can be seen by the public at all times.

What permit do I need to sell food in NYC?

Food Vendor license
To sell food on the street you must obtain both a Food Vendor license and a permit for the cart or vehicle from the NYC’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Licenses are not limited and one can get a license to work on the vehicle/cart of someone who has a permit.

How can I sell my homemade food in NYC?

Selling Home Made Foods If you plan to prepare and sell foods and are not eligible for a Home Processor exemption, you will need to obtain a Food Service Establishment permit from your local health department. Your home kitchen cannot be used, however a separate kitchen located in your residence may be acceptable.

What are Green Carts in NYC?

NYC Green Carts are mobile food vendors that offer fresh fruits and vegetables in certain parts of NYC. Learn how to apply for a license and what resources are available for green cart vendors.

How do I get a food cart license in NYC?

If you want to operate or work on a mobile food cart in NYC, you must take the Food Protection Course for Mobile Vendors and obtain a Mobile Food Vending License. Apply for a Mobile Food Vending license Renew a Mobile Food Vending license Apply for a Mobile Food Vending Seasonal permit (limited number of permits available)

How many food trucks are there in NYC?

Below’s a list of over 270 of the biggest food trucks in NYC, delivering diverse local tastes that set nationwide trends.

Is your food cart vending UNIT safe?

Whether you operate a food cart year-round or work seasonally in an ice cream truck the Health Department wants to help you operate your food vending unit safely and legally. The NYC Health Department will begin assigning mobile food vending units letter grades based on the total violation points found during sanitary inspections.