Food truck vendors, start your engines. The city’s parks program is growing

C-Cups Cupcakes, of Raynham, was among the food trucks taking part in last year’s Cambridge Riverfront Mobile Food Program.

C-Cups Cupcakes, of Raynham, was among the food trucks taking part in last year’s Cambridge Riverfront Mobile Food Program.

The city’s Riverfront food truck program is growing this year to NorthPoint park, but food truck operators should move fast to get a slot. The deadline for first-round review of applications is 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Cambridge Riverfront Mobile Food Program launched last year with parking spots for vendors on Flagg Street, next to Corporal Burns Park, and on Hingham Street, next to the New Riverside Neighborhood Park – areas that draw lots of people on Sundays when Memorial Drive closes to traffic, but that have no easy access to food or drink.

Flagg Street hosted the Beantown Franks ’n Spuds Cart, Ocean Ave. Pops Cruiser and the Taco Truck, and Hingham Street had C-Cups Cupcakes and Silk Road BBQ.

Not only are those sites getting an additional truck slot each Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. between April 28 and Nov. 10; two slots are being made available next to the North Point Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. between April 27 and Nov. 10.

Reliable participants may be eligible to be part of the Cambridge River Festival on June 1 for a reduced fee, city officials said.

Information and applications are here. Vendors who miss the deadline can still be considered as spaces become available.

For information, please call Chris Basler at (617) 349-4601 or send e-mail to cbasler@cambridgema.gov.

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