Oakland was one of the first cities in the country to create a mobile food vending permit program. A decade later, mobile food vending, or “street food” as it is often termed, has grown in popularity and diversity, both locally and nationwide. The City is in the process of revising its regulations to keep up with these changes and increase opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a new food vending business, while protecting public health and safety in a way that balances the interests of mobile food vendors and brick and mortar restaurants.
What places in Oakland would be good locations for mobile food vendors? Ideally, places with a lot of workers or people living nearby that don’t have a lot of existing restaurants/food choices. Where do you think those places are? We want to hear from you!
For more information about the City’s efforts and to find out where approved Mobile Food Vendors are vending in Oakland, visit: http://www.oaklandne