People's Choice Poll

2018 People's Choice Poll Winners

Nearly 2,000 Cambridge residents, employees, and visitors participated in the People's Choice Poll to vote for food trucks they wanted to vend at select public locations. Votes have been tallied and the top winners for each location are in:

  • Cambridgeport - Bella Food Truck
  • Central Square - Ben & Jerry's
  • North Point Park - Bella Food Truck

  • The People's Choice Poll winners were factored into the point system devised by the Pilot's internal review committee to ensure that a diverse offering of food trucks is available at each site. All eligible food trucks are currently being authorized to vend on a rolling basis by the Cambridge License Commission. 

    For additional scheduling information, click here

    How The People's Choice Poll Influenced Food Truck Scheduling

    The internal review committee devised a point system to ensure that a diverse offering of trucks is available at each site. At the time of application, trucks were reviewed according to which program goals their business met, as detailed on the Food Truck Pilot webpage. Trucks that receive the most votes through People’s Choice Poll will be awarded a point that will be added to their existing total. The internal review committee will tentatively schedule all top point-earning trucks first and will work to ensure that all interested and eligible trucks get a chance to vend, pending authorization of the Cambridge License Commission as well as payment of all permits and licenses.

    Click here for detailed information about the internal review process

    Food Trucks Included in the People's Choice Poll

    Over 30 food trucks applied to vend in the Food Truck Pilot, with menus ranging from Colombian food and dumplings to vegan tacos and Moroccan fusion. Voters were encouraged to learn about trucks through their websites and social media pages. For newer businesses still developing their online presence, cuisine category or important details were noted in the Poll.

    Locations Included in the People's Choice Poll

    Each of the public locations below had more food truck applicants than spaces available.Voters chose up to three trucks they would like to vend at the following locations April 2018 through October 2018:

    • Cambridgeport (Monday through Friday; Lunch, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 
    • Central Square (Thursday through Saturday; Dinner, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.)
    • North Point Park (Saturday and Sunday; Lunch and Dinner, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

    For More Information

    Contact Christina DiLisio at 617/349-4601 or cdilisio@cambridgema.gov