Jim Mery - Interim Director
Two programs exist for downtown street level food vendor permits, one for Alamo
Plaza that only allows the sale of raspas/sno-cones, another for the Central
Businesses District to vend hotdogs, raspas, and pre-packaged food items. The
programs differ by location and permitted food items. Both programs do not
permit roaming vending, but require the vendor to stay in a designated location.
Vendors who are interested in selling raspas/sno-cones at Alamo Plaza have the opportunity to participate in a lottery process annually. Completed applications and other requirements are necessary for vendors to be included in the annual lottery. Information regarding the lottery process is posted each year by March 1. The annual permit is valid May1st through April 31st. For additional information, please see the current Rules & Regulations.
Due to the popularity of the downtown mobile food vending program, which allows vendors to sell hotdogs, raspas and pre-packaged food items, there are no locations currently available in the Central Business District.
For additional information regarding downtown mobile food, contact the Downtown Operations Department at 207-3677.