Bellevue’s Right of Way Food Truck Vending Pilot Program

If you would like to vend "on the street" in downtown Bellevue, this new pilot program will begin in August with an expected launch date of Monday, August 12th. The initial service times will be 11am to 2pm weekdays.

Site Locations:

Location 1. NE 6th St & 106th Ave NE ( 2 - 3 trucks per lunch service weekdays.) 6th Ave (next to Paccar) would be closed off to through traffic: 10:30am to 2:30pm. Truck length requirement of 19-28 feet long, no pizza here due to the California Pizza Kitchen next door. See parking image below.

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Location 2. TBD

Location 3. TBD

Location 4. TBD

Location 5. TBD

Location 6. TBD


Vendor Requirements:

(Booking for the City of Bellevue’s ROW is on a first-come-first-served basis; a food truck vendor may only occupy one location per day.)

  1. City of Bellevue business license (apply here). The fee to register with Bellevue in 2019 is $92, Bellevue general business licenses are valid for the life of the business and do not require annual renewals.

  2. Proof of King County health permit and Labor & Industry insignia.

  3. Email in to us your Certificate of Insurance- add on the additionally insured as: City of Bellevue 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004

  4. Email into us, your truck length (some sites have size limitations.)

  5. Must meet City of Bellevue’s fire code: https://bellevue.municipal.codes/BCC/23.11.321 Please find the Fire Prevention infor for Mobile Food Vending here: https://bellevuewa.gov/sites/default/files/media/pdf_document/F-68_Mobile_Food_Vending.pdf

  6. Sign into your Best Food Trucks account for booking site location times and details. We can email you all the instructions for getting started with the app.


Program Information and Conditions:

  • All site locations, truck schedules & menus and the online ordering info for customers can be found here: https://www.bestfoodtrucks.com/bellevue

  • All vendors must follow the City of Bellevue’s Right of Way Best Practices:

    • Vendors must keep the public ROW free of obstructions that impede free use of sidewalks by pedestrians and provide a minimum of a 5-foot wide clear pedestrian path by the Food Truck and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act for pedestrian access.

    • Vendor shall provide and maintain a private waste receptacle near the food truck and keep the public ROW free of litter and drink or food waste.

    • Vendors shall return the right-of-way to the same condition they found it, and shall remove any garbage or equipment they bring in. Applicant shall dispose of their own garbage, recycling and any other food waste product as required by the Health Department.

    • In an effort to be responsible stewards of Bellevue's natural environment, vendors have eliminated single-use plastics and will provide recyclable, compostable and biodegradable disposables that include glass, bamboo, paper and other “green” products.

    • Food trucks must be parked at least 15-feet from any fire hydrant, and 5-feet away from any driveway, sidewalk, utility box or vault, handicapped ramp, building entrance or exit or emergency call box. Food Trucks shall be parked a maximum of 12 inches from the curb.

    • Be a “Good Neighbor”; promote local businesses that you locate near: when you post your location on Facebook and Twitter, include a link to nearby retailers and/or coffee shops

    • Customers, residents, local business owners may make public comment on this pilot program here:

  • All vendors must follow the location terms and conditions here.