Mobile Eats RFP Information

Mobile Eats 2018

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 400+ free public programs, public art, free Wi-Fi, seven water features and beautiful horticulture to bring Boston together.

Greenway Mobile Eats has seen eight seasons of growing crowds and acclaim. The 2017 season saw 35 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 different audiences and use patterns. Vendors will be selected for distinctive, tasty, affordable offerings with clean, attractive, green, and safe operations.

Application is now closed. 



Mobile Eats 2018 RFP Schedule:

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017: RFP mailed out and posted on the Conservancy website
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 4-5PM: Meeting (optional) at 185 Kneeland Street, 2nd floor conference room to discuss Mobile Eats Program and answer RFP questions
  • Friday, October 27, 2017, 3pm: Any clarifying RFP questions due via email
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5pm: Answers posted on Conservancy website
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, noon: RFP submissions and fee due
  • November 20, 2017 – December 6, 2017: Interviews and evaluations
  • Friday, December 15, 2017: Final notifications to vendors
  • December 15, 2017– January 31, 2018: Greenway vendor permitting and contracts
  • February 2018 (planned): City of Boston food truck lottery
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Mandatory 2018 Mobile Eats Orientation Session
  • Monday, April 2, 2018: Start date for new food trucks to begin operations and start of the 2018 schedule
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018: Latest start date for Greenway vendor operations to begin




$55 per application paid with application via

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