Category archives for: Boston

Boston, MA: Food Initiatives, Food Trucks Need to Get Their Act Together


The City of Boston’s Office of Food Initiatives has, pun intended, a pretty full plate. As popular as various food programs are, and as much as they have grown, I don’t know if they have had much, if any, increased staffing.

Somerville, MA: Welcome Summer with the Food Truck Festival and Art Market

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The Somerville Food Truck Festival kicks off the Food Truck Festivals of New England 2014 Tour. The event presents a chance for residents living on this side of the Charles River to experience all of the delectable delights usually only found in Boston.

Boston, MA: The French-Inspired Cameo Macaron Will Be Boston’s Next 4-Wheeled Food Stop

Cameo Macaron

Cameo Macaron, a dessert truck specializing in the dainty French cookie (not, of course, to be confused with macaroons, the French macaron’s coconut counterpart).

Boston, MA: A Parking Spot for Mei Mei


Mei Mei is the new brick-and-mortar restaurant from the team behind food truck Mei Mei Street Kitchen

Boston, MA: Chubby Chickpea – Boston’s First Kosher Food Truck


The Chubby Chickpea calls their cuisine, “Sephardic Street Fare,” but the term is more poetic than precise. This is classic Israeli road food: hummus, falafel, babaganoush, and grilled meats wrapped in laffa. My dining companions agree that the chicken is juicy and well-prepared. Our side of falafel is tasty, and the hummus substantial. It’s less a spread than a dish of its own.

Boston, MA: Where to Eat in Boston – Food Truck Extravaganza at SOWA Open Market


One of the best parts about Boston summer must be the SOWA open market. Held on Sundays May through October in the artsy SOWA district, it’s got art, artisans, and best of all – food trucks.

Boston, MA: Health Code Violations Common, as Operators Learn How to Run Eateries Out of Boxes on Wheels


Geralda Figueroa, a Boston health inspector, told Kim Crocker and Robert MacClean how to avoid violations.

Food trucks have rapidly multiplied on Boston streets and plazas, with 75 gourmet-style restaurants on wheels now serving up everything from portobello mushroom paninis to Vietnamese rice bowls. With convenient and relatively cheap food, the trucks often have long lines at lunch.

Boston, MA: Boston Schools Launch Meals on Wheels to Reach Students


Branden Varilus, 3, of Somerville, was among 243 children who received a free meal outside of the Franklin Park.

The food truck, which does not charge for meals, is the latest addition to the summer program that provides breakfasts and lunches to more than 11,000 young people each day at more than 120 community centers and schools.

Boston, MA: We Eat Everything from Mei Mei Street Kitchen Food Truck


If Boston were a desert island where I was to be stranded and had to pick one food truck to eat from indefinitely, Mei Mei would be it. Sibling owners Andy, Margaret (who goes by Mei, which is also the word for “little sister” in Mandarin), and Irene Li put out some incredibly imaginative and well-executed food, almost all of which has some roots in the Chinese cuisine they grew up cooking and eating with their family in Brookline.

Revere, MA: At Home on the Beach This Weekend

Revere’s Rich Cambriello will be one of many food trucks hitting Revere Beach on Saturday as part of the National Sand Sculpting Festival. His truck, Bone Daddy Burgers, was launched earlier this year and operates daily in Boston.

This Saturday, July 20th, Rich Cambriello will fire up his ‘Bone Daddy’s Burgers’ food truck (complete with burger delicacies like ‘Die Muenster Die’) and drive approximately two blocks to sell his storied burgers on Revere Beach at the National Sandsculpting Festival.