Mobile Food Unit Vendors prepare and sell food to the public and must therefore obtain multiple permits and pass inspections in order to operate in Louisville Metro. This site provides information and guidance specific to obtaining the permits necessary to operate a mobile food service business commonly referred to as a "food truck," in Louisville, Kentucky. See links below in the resources section to get started.
What is a Mobile Food Unit Vendor?
A Mobile Food Unit Vendor is a stationary vendor who conducts business from a food establishment on wheels or is otherwise mobile.
Where can I find one!
The Louisville Street Food Alliance has a great and updated calendar showing where all of Louisville's food trucks will be. Check it out. Also, from your Apple device check out the "Where the Trucks at" app downloadable from the App Store. The app gives real time location using gps.
Examples of Mobile Food Units (Food Trucks):
A Mobile Food Unit Vendor is not a "Mobile Vendor," who conducts business from a vehicle or other conveyance traveling upon public streets, sidewalks, alleys, or other public ways within Louisville Metro, making quick stops to vend items like ice cream and snow cones.
Learn more about food service (street) vendor classifications.
Resources on this site:
- Quick Facts - what you should know about becoming a "Mobile Food unit Vendor"
- Process for Applying & Obtaining Permits
- Forms Center, Instructions and Requirements
- Federal, State and Local Requirements for food service vendors.
- How to Stay Compliant
- Links to External Resources