Food Trucks Able To Park in Four Downtown Locations
City launches pilot program for food trucks
Food trucks will now be able to park at one of four designated public spaces in Raleigh allowing the mobile vendors to offer their curbside cuisine to hungry customers in the downtown area.
The City of Raleigh kicks off a six-month pilot program Aug. 1 to allow food truck operations at the following locations: 100 E. Polk St., 300 S. Harrington St., 300 South Bloodworth St. and South State Street at the NCDMV Headquarters and N.C. State Employees Credit Union. These areas were selected because they offer few restaurant options within walking distance of large employers.
Permitted vendors will be able to reserve their spot at one of four locations through the Raleigh Street Food Finder app. Food trucks can operate at these spaces seven days a week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Additionally, in honor of First Friday, trucks will also be able to schedule to operate between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month for the duration of the program.
Residents will be able to track the food truck schedule for these four locations by selecting the calendar available on this page.
The city already allows food truck operation on private property when certain standards are met.