Food Vending

New York is currently experiencing a surge of COVID-19. In an effort to keep the Roosevelt Island community and our staff safe, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) is taking the following precautions to help mitigate the spread:


•            As of Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 there will be a 30-day pause in permitting. Previously scheduled/permitted events due to occur within this 30-day period will be canceled or suspended.

Roosevelt Island offers several high-traffic locations for food vending.  With limited food options on the island, residents always line up to experience any new delicacy. We welcome all kinds of cuisine!

Mobile food vending permits are available in both daily ($30 per day) and monthly ($345 per month) increments. A city-wide vending permit is not valid for Roosevelt Island. Proper city documentation and a certificate of liability must be submitted in order to receive a permit for vending on Roosevelt Island.