Center City Development & Operations Department
Downtown Mobile Food Vending

Downtown Mobile Food Vending Programs and Information

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 30th. 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 Center City Development & Operations at (210) 207-3677.

View important dates for 2019 - 2020 Downtown Mobile Food Vending.

Required Documents

  • Downtown Mobile Food Vending Rules and Regulations (pdf). [English]
  • Downtown Mobile Food Application (pdf)  for 2019/2020
  • Downtown Mobile Food Checklist (pdf) for 2019/2020
  • Downtown Mobile Food Associate Vendor Checklist (pdf) for 2017/2018
  • 2019/2020 Alamo Plaza:  Schedule (pdf)