Grocery truck

You need a license from the City to sell groceries from a truck.

Definition

Grocery trucks sell:

  • Groceries
  • Meats
  • Miscellaneous goods

At parking lots near these types of properties

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • High density

You cannot sell groceries on:

  • City streets
  • Alleys
  • Sidewalks

Before you begin 

Look at our information about:  

Requirements

If you park within 100 feet of a licensed grocery store or a farmers market, you need permission from the grocery store or farmers market.

Food trucks must:

Food safety

You are responsible for food safety. This includes control of food from preparation to serving customers.

See City and State food safety resources:

Application

Grocery trucks in Minneapolis are required to be licensed. Get a license application from Minneapolis Business Licenses.

See Grocery truck application

Fee

Find your license fee

Submit your application  

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

If you have questions, contact:

See Grocery truck application

Food plan review

You must submit plans to: 

  • Open a new food or alcohol business, including:
    • Food carts
    • Food kiosks
    • Food trucks 
  • Remodel or expand an existing food or alcohol business 
  • Replace food equipment that needs any of these permits for installation:
    • Gas
    • Mechanical
    • Plumbing  
  • Add ventless cooking equipment or ventless hoods  

The City must approve your plans before you start any work.   

See Food plan review

More information

Complaints

Report a complaint about a food or restaurant business

Inspection

Your food handling methods determine how often the City will inspect your business.

Disclaimer 

The information on this page should serve as a guideline only.

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Contact us

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-2080

Fax

612-673-3399

Address

Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Environmental Health

Health Department

Phone

612-673-3000

Address

Public Service Center
505 Fourth Ave S, Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Food Plan Review Team

Mohamed Yusuf

Jim Donovan

Janna Beard

Phone

Mohamed Yusuf
612-673-2612

Jim Donovan
612-673-2795

Janna Beard
612-673-3529

 

Address

Public Service Building

505 Fourth Ave. S. 

Minneapolis, MN 55415

 

Minneapolis 311

 
 

Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday