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Food trucks roll into the Back Bay

Posted by Sara Brown  July 12, 2011 10:13 PM

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Some new dining options are rolling into several Boston neighborhoods today, as 15 food truck vendors — part of the city’s food truck initiative — start dishing up grilled cheese, BBQ, cupcakes, and other treats.

In the Back Bay, food trucks will be on Belvidere Street at the Christian Science Center, on Boylston Street near the Boston Public Library, at 220 Clarendon Street, on Stuart Street at Dartmouth Street, and in Bay Village, on Columbus Avenue at Berkeley Street.

Other food trucks will be in the Fenway/Kenmore area, the South End, and Ashmont Station. Existing food trucks, including those located at City Hall Plaza, will also continue to serve hungry customers.

Boston’s food truck program has designated permanent spots on city streets for food trucks to serve customers from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (some sites will close earlier, at 9 p.m.). Right now, 15 vendors will rotate between the locations.

Looking for a lunch spot? Check out the city’s map of food truck locations, and starting next week, the city will also offer a searchable application that will indicate which trucks are at which locations.

To participate in the program, food trucks were required to put at least one healthy food option — no fried foods, trans-fats, or high-fructose corn syrup — on the menu. The healthy food item also has to include three items from the following list: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and reduced fat or lean meats that are baked, boiled, or grilled.

The city is also still recruiting new food truck vendors for other sites.

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