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Here’s Where to Find Boston (and Cambridge) Food Trucks in 2018

On the Greenway, the Public Garden, and beyond.


The Greenway during a past food truck festival

The Greenway during a past food truck festival / Photo provided

While a new, national report calls Boston the food truck-unfriendliest of 20 cities—and despite snow and rain predicted on the first few days of the official season—the mobile dining scene here is poised to be the most robust it’s been since the city started its food truck program in 2011.

The City of Boston registered 95 food trucks this year, and signed 78 up for its 2018 lottery program. It had 53 lottery participants last year, according to data shared by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. And the City of Cambridge, too, launches its own food truck program later this month.

The Greenway, which pioneered Boston’s gourmet food truck movement by hosting trucks since 2010, kicked off this Mobile Eats season off on Monday, April 2—in the snow—with a record 38 vendors. Check out more a dozen or so of them on Saturday, May 5 (rain date: Sunday, May 6), during the public park’s annual Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival.

Below, here’s where to find them during the week on the Greenway, on the Boston Common thanks to the Friends of the Public Garden, and in Cambridge beginning Monday, April 9. The City of Boston’s full schedule and a map can be found here.

 Greenway Mobile Eats

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Dewey Square Park Plaza—7-10 a.m. Quebrada Zinneken’s Quebrada Zinneken’s Quebrada
Zinneken’s Compliments Compliments Compliments Zinneken’s
 Dewey Square Park Plaza—beginning at 11 a.m. Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me
 Saté (Momogoose) ChikChak (through mid-May) Moyzilla Jamaica Mi Hungry (through mid-May) Sabroso
Zo on the Go Stuffed by Papi (through mid-May) Posto Posto Stoked
North East of the Border  Saté (Momogoose) Sheherazad North East of the Border Moyzilla
Jamaica Mi Hungry Tenoch Taco Party Tenoch The Bacon Truck
Indulge India Zo on the Go  Saté (Momogoose) Spicy Salaa (through mid-May) The Chubby Chickpea
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese North East of the Border (through mid-May) Pennypackers Rice Burg (through mid-May) Indulge India
Cookie Monstah Zinneken’s (through mid-May) Cookie Monstah Shuck Truck (through mid-May) Frozen Hoagies
 Dewey Square Park Plaza—beginning ~3 p.m.  Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah
Dewey Square Park: Congress St. Gogi on the Block Roxy’s Grilled Cheese Mo’Rockin Fusion Pennypackers The Chicken & Rice Guys
Sabroso Sheherazad The Chubby Chickpea Bibim Box Fresh Food Generation
 Chinatown Park Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah
 Rowes Wharf Plaza (High Street) Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me
Sheherazad Jamaica Mi Hungry Gogi on the Block Sabroso Tenoch
Bibim Box Fresh Food Generation North East of the Border Stuffed by Papi Shuck Truck
Moyzilla Mo’Rockin Fusion The Dining Car Moyzilla Zo on the Go
The Chicken & Rice Guys Rice Burg Indulge India Baja Taco Posto
Mr. Tamole Mr. Tamole
 Rowes Wharf (High Street)—beginning ~3 p.m. Frozen Hoagies Cookie Monstah
 Rings Fountain (Milk Street) The Bacon Truck The Dining Car  Stoked Jamaica Mi Hungry  Gogi on the Block
Pennypackers Stuffed by Papi Compliments Spicy Salaa Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
State Street Spicy Salaa North East of the Border ChikChak Tea Station  Saté (Momogoose)
Montillo’s Frozen Hoagies Montillo’s Frozen Hoagies Montillo’s
Carousel Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah
Tea Station Tea Station Clyde’s Cupcakes Zinneken’s Clyde’s Cupcakes

 Friends of the Public Garden

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Boston Common-Brewer Fountain Plaza
(Near Park Street Station)
Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me Bon Me
Fresh Food Generation Fresh Food Generation
Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah Cookie Monstah

 City of Cambridge

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Cambridgeport
(Sidney Street at Erie Street)—10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Taco Party Amigos Locos Amigos Locos Bella Food Truck Bella Food Truck
Bella Food Truck Bella Food Truck Bella Food Truck
Bon Me
Rhythm & Wraps Rhythm & Wraps
Central Square/City Hall
(795 Massachusetts Avenue)—8 p.m.-midnight
Ben & Jerry’s Ben & Jerry’s Ben & Jerry’s
North Point Park
(Education Street, adjacent to North Point Park)—10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Frozen Hoagies Frozen Hoagies
Bella Food Truck Bella Food Truck