NOTE: Applications for the 2017 Mobile Eats Season are now closed.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s Mobile Eats food vending program is part of the Conservancy’s efforts to bring vibrancy and innovation to The Greenway. Mobile Eats combines with The Greenway’s public art, the 300+ free public programs, free Wi-Fi, 7 water features and beautiful horticulture bringing Boston together.
Greenway Mobile Eats has seen seven seasons of growing crowds and acclaim. The 2016 season saw a recording breaking 34 trucks/trikes/etc. involved in the Program. The Boston Globe has written that “the Greenway is a place to eat – and eat well,”Mayor Walsh has said "We are excited about the expansion of the Greenway’s Mobile Eats program, which not only offers residents and visitors alike an array of food options, but also helps support local food entrepreneurs”.
The goal of the Mobile Eats program is to provide a great public amenity. The Conservancy seeks a diverse set of proposals as each vending location has a different audience and different use patterns. Vendors will be selected for distinctive, tasty, affordable offerings with clean, attractive, green, and safe operations.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016: RFP mailed out and posted on the Conservancy website
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4-5PM: Meeting (optional) at 185 Kneeland Street, 2nd floor conference room to discuss Mobile Eats Program and answer RFP questions
Friday, October 28, 2016, 3pm: Any clarifying RFP questions due via email
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 5pm: Answers posted on Conservancy website .
Friday, November 18, 2016, noon: RFP submissions due
November 29, 2016 – December 9, 2016: Interviews and evaluations
Wednesday, December 21, 2016: Final notifications of vendors
January 2, 2017– February 29, 2017: Greenway vendor permitting and contracts
March 2017 (planned): City of Boston food truck lottery
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Mandatory 2017 Mobile Eats Orientation Session
Monday, April 3, 2017: Start date for new food trucks to begin operations and start of the 2017 schedule
Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Latest start date for Greenway vendor operations to begin
$53.69 per application paid with application via Submittable.com