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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

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Dewey Square Park Plaza—7-10 a.m.QuebradaZinneken’sQuebradaZinneken’sQuebrada
Zinneken’sComplimentsComplimentsComplimentsZinneken’s
 Dewey Square Park Plaza—beginning at 11 a.m.Bon MeBon MeBon MeBon MeBon Me
 Saté (Momogoose)ChikChak (through mid-May)MoyzillaJamaica Mi Hungry (through mid-May)Sabroso
Zo on the GoStuffed by Papi (through mid-May)PostoPostoStoked
North East of the Border Saté (Momogoose)SheherazadNorth East of the BorderMoyzilla
Jamaica Mi HungryTenochTaco PartyTenochThe Bacon Truck
Indulge IndiaZo on the Go Saté (Momogoose)Spicy Salaa (through mid-May)The Chubby Chickpea
Roxy’s Grilled CheeseNorth East of the Border (through mid-May)PennypackersRice Burg (through mid-May)Indulge India
Cookie MonstahZinneken’s (through mid-May)Cookie MonstahShuck Truck (through mid-May)Frozen Hoagies
 Dewey Square Park Plaza—beginning ~3 p.m. Cookie MonstahCookie Monstah
Dewey Square Park: Congress St.Gogi on the BlockRoxy’s Grilled CheeseMo’Rockin FusionPennypackersThe Chicken & Rice Guys
SabrosoSheherazadThe Chubby ChickpeaBibim BoxFresh Food Generation
 Chinatown ParkCookie MonstahCookie MonstahCookie Monstah
 Rowes Wharf Plaza (High Street)Bon MeBon MeBon MeBon MeBon Me
SheherazadJamaica Mi HungryGogi on the BlockSabrosoTenoch
Bibim BoxFresh Food GenerationNorth East of the BorderStuffed by PapiShuck Truck
MoyzillaMo’Rockin FusionThe Dining CarMoyzillaZo on the Go
The Chicken & Rice GuysRice BurgIndulge IndiaBaja TacoPosto
Mr. TamoleMr. Tamole
 Rowes Wharf (High Street)—beginning ~3 p.m.Frozen HoagiesCookie Monstah
 Rings Fountain (Milk Street)The Bacon TruckThe Dining Car StokedJamaica Mi Hungry Gogi on the Block
PennypackersStuffed by PapiComplimentsSpicy SalaaRoxy’s Grilled Cheese
State StreetSpicy SalaaNorth East of the BorderChikChakTea Station Saté (Momogoose)
Montillo’sFrozen HoagiesMontillo’sFrozen HoagiesMontillo’s
CarouselCookie MonstahCookie MonstahCookie MonstahCookie MonstahCookie Monstah
Tea StationTea StationClyde’s CupcakesZinneken’sClyde’s Cupcakes

 Friends of the Public Garden

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Boston Common-Brewer Fountain Plaza
(Near Park Street Station)
Bon MeBon MeBon MeBon MeBon MeBon MeBon Me
Fresh Food GenerationFresh Food Generation
Cookie MonstahCookie MonstahCookie MonstahCookie MonstahCookie Monstah

 City of Cambridge

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Cambridgeport
(Sidney Street at Erie Street)—10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Taco PartyAmigos LocosAmigos LocosBella Food TruckBella Food Truck
Bella Food TruckBella Food TruckBella Food Truck
Bon Me
Rhythm & WrapsRhythm & Wraps
Central Square/City Hall
(795 Massachusetts Avenue)—8 p.m.-midnight
Ben & Jerry’sBen & Jerry’sBen & Jerry’s
North Point Park
(Education Street, adjacent to North Point Park)—10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Frozen HoagiesFrozen Hoagies
Bella Food TruckBella Food Truck