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Food Trucks Are Coming to Lynnwood

Before long, you will be able to purchase an authentic street taco, a slice of pie, a strawberry crepe or a burger from a mobile vendor in Lynnwood. On March 14, 2016, the Lynnwood City Council voted unanimously to allow food trucks to operate within the City limits between the hours of 7am and 10pm. “This is something the City has carefully researched and considered,” said Paul Krauss, Community Development Director. “These trucks are safe, well regulated, and offer such a great opportunity for independent businesses owners. People enjoy the whole food truck experience.” Food trucks will be able to park in local business parking lots, with the approval of the business owner, but not on City streets.

“Food truck will go a long way to help improve the vibrancy of our City Center,” stated David Kleitsch, Lynnwood's Economic Development Director. “Food trucks in other cities, like Portland and Seattle have become a mainstay and even a tourist attraction; they will be a great asset in Lynnwood too.” During the Public Hearing at the March 14 City Council Meeting, Rosario Reyes, Director of the Latino Education and Training Institute, voiced her support for allowing food trucks in Lynnwood. Reyes commented that food trucks in Lynnwood will be an asset to the Latino community, in particular those who are looking for start-up business opportunities.

The ordinance is effective as of March 23, 2016. Operators must apply for a City of Lynnwood business license and be approved by the Snohomish County Health Department. Lynnwood is ethnically diverse and already has so many unique dining options - it will be exciting to see what starts rolling into town!

For more information on how to apply for a City of Lynnwood Business License, call 425-670-5159 or visit the City of Lynnwood's Business Licensing web page.