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Pushcart & Mobile Food Vending Info

Pushcarts, Taco Trucks and all mobile food vendors are welcome in Oakland.  In order to legally operate a mobile food operation, you will need to obtain a permit, get inspected by Alameda County Health Department, and comply with the location and hours of operation regulations. 

Detailed information is available in this document, compiled by the staff of the BAC:
View/download Useful Tips & Information: Pushcart & Mobile Food Vending (PDF).

Also check out this really useful and interesting website about Mobile Food Vendors in the SF Bay Area (and how to become one):

Check out La Placita's Micro Business Center for Entrepreneurs mobile food vending program or contact them directly at: 510.698.4178 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   to obtain detailed program information.  La Placita has a certified commercial kitchen that you can rent hourly, daily, or monthly.  Click here for all the details. 


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