The Restricted Area Mobile Food Vending Permit, authorizes mobile food vending on private property in a commercially zoned area or on property under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and is exempt from the statutory limits which apply to public street vending.
This permit type:
- is exempt from the limits imposed on public street vending
- does not require being on a waiting list
This permit type does not authorize:
- food vending at a Street Fair (See Temporary Food Service Establishment Permit)
- food vending on city streets but allows “off-street” food vending
Examples of situations which qualify as "outdoors on private property" are: a private commercial parking lot, an outdoor shopping mall/strip, a vacant fenced-in lot area, the area within a gasoline station. The sidewalk in front of someone's store is considered public space, not private property, and therefore does not qualify.
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
Bureau of Food Safety & Community Sanitation
125 Worth Street, 10th Floor
Phone: (212) 676-1600