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POLL: Do You Want to See Food Trucks in Newton?

It's a popular trend that is sweeping the nation, and neighboring communities. But do food trucks belong in the Garden City?

Falafel, macaroni and cheese, crepes -- food trucks are not just for ice cream anymore. 

With the food truck trend sweeping the nation (thanks in part to the popular "Great Food Truck Race" show on Food Network), we here at Patch can't help but ask: What do you think about food trucks in Newton?

In neighboring Brookline, . Five trucks in spots around St. Mary's Street and Washington Square. 

And while Newton does not have any official restaurants on wheels, the popular Newton restaurant  off 2nd Avenue in Needham, just over the Newton line. 

, a coal-fired pizza place on Washington Street, , and rumors on Twitter indicate the truck may be ready for a spin.

The  (July-October) also features an ice cream truck from Trombetta's Farm in Marlborough.

So, we want to know. Would you support food trucks in Newton? If so, where would you like to see them? Vote in our poll below and share your thoughts or ideas in the comments section. 

Elizabeth R. Simons June 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Yes, around the parks only. My concern will be the disposal of wrappings, etc., i.e. the trash.
Melanie Graham (Editor) June 20, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Good point, Elizabeth. Any particular parks you had in mind?
Momogoose June 20, 2012 at 03:18 PM
The trucks will definitely haul their own trash. We'd love to come. -- @momogoose
Kara Robbins June 20, 2012 at 03:57 PM
YES! Food trucks for workdays and food trucks on weekends with art/music festivals (think a scaled down SOWA!)
Adam Maleson June 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I wasn't sure at first what Food Trucks was going to be about. Also the word Canteen Truck would have been more recognizable to me. Actually I think the term Mobile Food Vendors would probably be most accurate and inclusive. Do ice cream trucks need special licenses? Regardless of my personal opinion, or the personal opinions of restaurant owners who may see a threat to their business, I think it's largely a legality issue. I'm not personally familiar with the details of licensing (like ice cream trucks), but it seems mostly a question of do we believe in Free Enterprise or do we not. As long as these vendors are on wheels, as long as they are mobile and are not parking overnight in public spaces, and as long as they do not violate other sorts of laws about where they park and how they obstruct etc, it seems to me that they should probably be free to practice their trade without the city dictating whether they can or not.
Melanie Graham (Editor) June 20, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Any particular spots you had in mind, Kara?
khluvr621 June 20, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Newton Centre Common. It's in the vicinity/closeness of the MBTA station, where some trucks in Boston are conveniently parked, in addition to all the businesses there. Great park to sit down and enjoy a meal.
ells w. July 06, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Get Jake's Falafel Corner in one !

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