Brookline Food Trucks: When and Where? [Updated]

Want to know where you can catch the food trucks when they start running in Brookline? Here's the list and schedule.

Cheap, fast, and mobile food is on its way to Brookline. A couple of weeks ago, Brookline's Selectmen approved , kicking off the six-month pilot program (despite ). 

says their truck is among those who will begin serving this week--they start on Friday afternoon. Some trucks may start later than that, but all will be in town until October 15 when the pilot program ends. After that, the Selectmen will consider the success of the program before deciding on the future of food trucks in Brookline. 

Below is the schedule for Brookline's five food trucks. When and where you can find them:

Baja Taco Truck – Expected in early June. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the median parking spaces across from 1842 Beacon Street.

Compliments Food Truck – Begins operating in Brookline June 14. Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the median parking spaces across from 1842 Beacon Street 
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Pleasant Street near 940 Commonwealth Avenue

Paris Creperie – Now operating in Brookline. Saturday 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., near 1622 Beacon Street.
Sunday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday to Friday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. near 11 St. Mary's Street

Pennypacker's Food Truck – Now operating in Brookline.  Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near 11 St. Mary's Street

Renula's Greek Kitchen Expected in early May.– Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near 11 St. Mary's Street 

Mouse over the pins on the map at right for locations and schedules.

For more information about the pilot program, see the Brookline Mobile Food Vendor website. For more stories about the Food Truck program, and how it came to town, see the Mobile Food Truck topic page

[Update: Added information from the Town of Brookline Mobile Food Pilot websiteMay 2]

[Update 2Compliments Food Truck's facebook page posted that they hope to get their truck up and running by May 18. May 11, 2:45 p.m.]
[Update 3
: Compliments Food Truck's facebook indicates they are up and running in Brookline. June 13, 10:15 p.m.]

[Update 3: Renula's Facebook indicates they are now operating in Brookline. 
Pennypackers confrimed by e-mail that they are operating in Brookline now. Added photos from them. June 13, 10:15 p.m.]

Bill Davidson June 12, 2012 at 04:34 PM
It seems Compliments Food Truck will not be coming to Brookline. Their truck has an Allston street address painted on the side. There's no mention of Brookline on their Facebook page. What happened?
Bill Davidson June 12, 2012 at 04:42 PM
It also seems that Pennypacker's Food Truck has chosen a different location. (See www.pennypackersfoodtruck.com) It's almost as if the Board of Selectmen want the Mobile Food Pilot to fail.
Grahame Turner June 12, 2012 at 05:17 PM
I would need to get in touch with Compliments to be sure, but I believe that this is their first weekend in operation (anywhere). So, it may be that they just haven't gone to their Brookline spot yet. Pennypackers, I have no idea what's happening. Will have to speak with someone to be sure.
Grahame Turner June 14, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Just heard back from Pennypackers. They have been operating for weeks. I recall hearing that from someone earlier, but wanted to confirm before I updated this. Sorry for the delay, gang!
Bill Davidson June 14, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I hope to see Compliments tomorrow. Here's a link to my Facebook conversation with them: http://www.facebook.com/#!/ComplimentsFoodTruck/posts/377450352303548?notif_t=feed_comment They didn't confirm their hours of operation so I assume it's still 3-11 p.m.
Bill Davidson June 14, 2012 at 04:33 PM
So Pennypackers has already been in Brookline? They make no mention of it on their website or Facebook page.
Grahame Turner June 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM
They said they have been in town for three weeks. They run on a different schedule than the folks from Paris, which could by why they seem harder to spot.
Bill Davidson June 14, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I'm only confused by the lack of promotion. It seems that food trucks employ the "Field of Dreams" approach -- if we park in your neighborhood, you will find us and buy our food.
Bill Davidson June 21, 2012 at 03:40 AM
I got dinner from Compliments (beside the Englewood Ave. T-Stop) tonight. It's great food with local ingredients made by a very friendly, enthusiastic couple. Highly recommended!
Bill Davidson June 21, 2012 at 03:51 AM
(The Allston street address on the side of the truck is its home address.)
Bill Davidson June 21, 2012 at 03:54 AM
The folks at Compliments told me that they are very grateful for Selectman Jesse Mermell's support.


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