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Food Business Roadshow – Round 2!

The Seattle Office of Economic Development coordinated the City’s first “Food Business Roadshow” earlier this year – an opportunity for aspiring food-business entrepreneurs to ask questions of various city and state agencies. It was such a great success, a second Food Business Roadshow was held in June – and also turned out to be huge hit!


Food vendors at Westlake Park.

Thanks to these two successful events, SDOT staff had the opportunity to coach more than 100 food-business entrepreneurs so we’re planning to hold roadshows every quarter, starting in early 2017! The free events are a wonderful opportunity to ask us questions about anything relating to vending in the right of way, streateries, signage, and sidewalk cafés.

SDOT Street Use staff providing counseling and educational materials at the June event.

SDOT Street Use staff providing counseling and educational materials.

Do you have plans to start your own food truck? Are you interested in opening a new restaurant or adding a sidewalk café to an existing one?  We’ll be announcing the next Food Business Roadshow soon!

If you have any questions about these events or about how food-business owners can use public space, please visit:  Or feel free to reach out to us at or 206-684-5253.