With the announcement that Seattle is opening up its street food vending program and our convenient location in the Pacific Northwest, Apollo Carts has compiled a list of resources that could help with your Mobile Street Food Vending business development. Our close proximity to Seattle would allow you to come and see our manufacturing plant as well as talk to some of the Vancouver Food Vendors who own and operate an Apollo Carts Concession Unit.
In 2010 Vancouver opened up its streets for food vending and you may have seen Apollo Carts frequently in the news as vendor after vendor choose Apollo for its quality and attention to detail. If you would like to come and visit our shop any time during the week please let us know in advance and we will show you some of our current projects that are underway. If the weekend is the only time you can visit we can arrange for a meeting with proper notice.
Apollo Carts concession units are owned and operated around the world serving up a huge assortment of street food varieties. Our manufacturing process, certification, warranty and dedication to work with your local Health Board to meet their specifications means you have a reliable, well known investment that will serve you for many years to come.
Mobile Concession Carts to serve almost any food - Grumman Van Conversions - Fully Equipped Concession Trailers
Seattle News & Links on Mobile Street Food Vending
SDOT Street Use Vending Permits Information * August 22, 2011
The City Council and the Mayor adopted Ordinance 123659 regarding street-food vending in July of 2011. The new legislation streamlines the rules and regulations for street-food vending, making it easier to be a street-food vendor in Seattle. The City of Seattle encourages street-food vending to increase public use, enjoyment, and safety of our public right-of-way. With proper design and management, street-food vending can be a great way to encourage walking, add vitality to the street, and promote local economic development.
SDOT Street Use Vending Permits Information website
Seattle OKs food trucks on public streets
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on Monday to allow food trucks in public spaces instead of limiting them to private lots. Read the full news story on the Komo News Website
How to start a food business in King County
A mobile food service operation includes food carts, espresso carts, food served out of vehicles, retail fishing boats and kiosks. See the required plans and applications on the Seattle & King County Public Health website.
Food worker card, online study manual and videos
Before you can serve food in a food establishment, you will need a Food Worker's Card. You must take a class and pass an exam before you earn your card. The class and test take approximately 2 hours to complete and is offered in English, Spanish, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, and Vietnamese.
Visit the Food Worker Card homepage for more information.
Mobile food vending can be a variety of carts, stands or converted vehicles from which food is prepared and served. The Grow Seattle website is the The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development website for the business arm of the City of Seattle.
Visit the information section on operating a Food Cart or Food Truck