What do you need to run a food truck in NY? To sell food on the street, you must have a food vendor license, and your unit must have a permit. Permit holders and licensed vendors must keep their mailing address current with the NYC Health Department.
How much is a food truck permit in NYC? The city charges a mere $200 for most food-cart permits, which must be paid every two years when they are renewed. But it only issues 3,100 year-round permits plus an additional 1,000 seasonal permits—not enough to satisfy demand.
Can food trucks park anywhere NYC? Food truck owners have to rent a parking space at a commissary, explains Jeon: “It’s illegal to park anywhere else, even in your own home.”
Can food trucks sell alcohol NYC? Liquor Licenses for Food Trucks in NYC
The rules allow food trucks to serve alcohol if there are permanent seats available. There are special, one-time licenses and full-time licenses available.