Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

The City of Escondido is considering changing the municipal code to allow food trucks to operate in Escondido during special events.  An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mitchell Room at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway, to solicit  feedback from the public about this issue.

Currently food vending vehicles that serve hot foods prepared in the vehicle are not permitted in the City of Escondido on public or private property. The City has received requests to allow them from food truck owners, special event organizers and the general public.   The City also has heard concerns about the possibility of food trucks negatively impacting existing business, especially “brick and mortar” restaurants.

Following the informational meeting in November, public hearings will be held by the Planning Commission and City Council in early 2013.  For more information, or to voice comments, please visit the city’s website at