Mobile Food Vending Pilot Program

To support Orlando’s growing foodie scene, and make it easier for “foodpreneurs” to start and grow their business, the city is expanding the Mobile Food Vending Pilot Program which was originally launched in 2013.

As of May 3, 2019, the following modifications to the Mobile Food Vending Pilot Program will go into effect:

  • Add food trucks to downtown on-street parking spaces, which supports Rideshare Hubs.
  • Streamlined and standardized process for permanent food truck pods.
  • Policy changes for events with one or more food trucks.

As part of this update, three on-street metered food truck parking zones have been added throughout downtown Orlando. Each of these locations will include signage that states only food truck parking is allowed during the above hours. Each location has adequate sidewalks to provide for pedestrian queuing and have adjacent locations to accommodate patrons.

To park in one of these food truck parking zones, the food truck must do the following:

  • Will need to obtain a business tax receipt.
  • Pay the meter at the space they’re operating.
  • Provide trash receptacles for operation.

Food carts are ineligible from operating on the street in these spaces, due to safety concerns of operating near traffic.

Register to Sell Food in a Food Truck Parking Zone

 

Information coming soon.

Heritage Plaza

Four on-street metered parking spaces in front of Heritage Square on Central Boulevard are designated as an exclusive food truck parking zone. Trucks will also be able to park and serve food during Rideshare Hub operating hours (Friday and Saturday nights). 

Gertrude’s Walk

Two parking spaces on the north side of the Central Garage on West Washington Street are designated as an exclusive food truck parking zone.

Sperry Fountain

Four on-street parking spaces located along East Central Boulevard are designated as an exclusive food truck parking zone.