Deal Brings Gourmet Food Trucks to Bergen County Parks

Organizers say they hope the program will grow to more frequent food truck visits to more county parks, report says.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Bergen County residents can now enjoy a gourmet meal while playing Frisbee or going for a walk in a county park.

According to a NorthJersey.com report, the New Jersey Food Trucks Association and Bergen County have agreed to a deal that allows food trucks to set up shop inside county parks. The deal has been a tough one to negotiate thanks to local zoning laws that don’t specifically address mobile food vendors, the report said.

A kick-off event Sunday saw food trucks at Overpeck County Park and Orchard Hills Golf Course and Van Saun Park, the report said.

The deal has the Association paying the county $200 per location per month for vendors to set up at county parks, the report said.

Though residents can not yet expect to see food trucks at the parks everyday, organizers of the deal say they hope the agreement will lead to a rotating line-up of 20 or so trucks visiting parks throughout Bergen County.

Andy Schmidt June 06, 2014 at 08:17 AM
Fine. But unless the contract actually defines what requirement must be met to qualify as "gourmet" food - and how often the offerings must rotate, I suspect this might just end up being the usual hot dog and ice cream trucks. And that too would be fine - it's just not how it's being hyped?
John Santaella June 06, 2014 at 09:40 AM
I love the halal food trucks in NYC
JJ June 06, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Not really, it'l be regular food trucks, not only hot dog trucks andy,The county is getting there cut, they should be somewhat happy.
Hank June 07, 2014 at 03:55 PM
salt,pepper, ketchup?
JJ June 08, 2014 at 12:37 AM
Hambuger, hamburger , Hamburgeda, $5.00 $5.00, five dollar...


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