Boston’s Mobile Eats Program Welcomes Seventh Year with Cupcakes, Pies and More

Posted March 30, 2016 by Jon Erik Christianson in Eat & Drink
A Mobile Eats staple Sabroso. Photo Credit: Patrimonio Designs LTD

Hungry Bostonians looking for food on the go—from food trucks also on the go—need to wait no longer as the city’s seventh Mobile Eats season begins on April 1. There are currently 34 food trucks and trikes planned to adorn the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, ten of which are brand new to the season’s roster.

The ten new options are Cupcake City (gourmet cupcakes), Jamaica Me hungry (Jamaican cuisine), Quebrada (gourmet baked goods), Sheherezad (Middle Eastern and Iraqi cuisine), Walloon’s Fried Chicken (buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches), Chik Chak (Middle Eastern), Gogi on the Block (Korean Fusion cuisine), Munch Mobile (elevated street food), Roving Lunch Box (savory & sweet hand pies), and Walden Meat Co. (local, sustainable and humanely raised 100% grass-fed beef burgers).

Gogi on the Block bills itself as being “run by an actual Korean dude,” likely a reference to the rising number of Asian fusion restaurants led by non-Asian chefs.

The 2015 Mobile Eats purports to have served over 640,000 patrons, which is an enormous gain over the previous years amount at 412,000.

“We are so pleased to welcome the return of spring with the opening of our seventh season of Mobile Eats,” offered Jesse Brackenbury, executive director of the Greenway Conservancy, in an interview with BostInno Streetwise. “The tremendous variety of fresh, distinctive, and locally sourced food items available at reasonable prices makes Mobile Eats a popular reason to visit The Greenway.”

In the same interview, Mayor Marty Walsh expressed similar support.

“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,” said Walsh. “I congratulate the Rose Kennedy Greenway on their success last year and look forward to another great season.”

Though the food trucks and trikes sell their wares throughout Boston and even the general Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway area, they’re set to be most concentrated in three areas: Dewey Square, Dewey Square Park, and Rowes Wharf Plaza. At any given time, there may be up to 20 of the 34 different eating venues located at these sites.

For those that have missed the Mobile Eats staples, the following will be returning to the program: Bacon Truck, Baja Taco Truck, Bon Me, Chicken and Rice Guys, Chubby Chickpea, Clover Food Lab, The Cookie Monstah, The Dining Car, Frozen Hoagies, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Momogoose, Moyzilla, North East of the Border, Pennypacker’s, Posto, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Sabroso, Stoked Pizza, Taco Party, Tea Station, Tenoch, Third Cliff Bakery, Zinneken’s and Zo on the Go. The daily schedule for these trucks can be found here.

Several of the food trucks—both old and new—will be present to kick off the Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival, which is scheduled for April 23rd. It’s poised to be an event where Bostonians can kick back, relax, and sample cuisine from the city’s finest food trucks.

The Food Truck Festivals of America (which is based out of Boston) announced its 2016 calendar; it currently features at least six festivals set to visit Massachusetts. Those festivals are: the 5th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (Worcester); the 4th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival (East Falmouth); the Vegetarian and Vegan Food Truck Festival (Watertown); the 2nd Annual Quincy Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (Quincy); the 2nd Annual North Shore Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (Stoneham); and the Wachusett Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (Westminster).

With these events and announcements, foodies from around the state are already to set to have an active and appetizing 2016.