What Permit Do I Need for Food Cart on Wheels

by Nicholas
(London)

I want to have a charcoal grill or LPG grill on a push bike cart so I can ride around London selling hot fresh food. What would I need to do to be legal and to sell hot food. How would I obtain a permit or license and what type of grill would I be allowed to us. I plan on having a pedal bike with a cart on it with a built in grill fridge and frying table.

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Aug 20, 2015
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hot dog pedlar
by: Anonymous

Wouldnt you just need a Pedlars licence from the police and a food hygiene rating from the council...

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by: David

Before spending any money on equipment, you need to contact the local authority for the area you wish to work in, in order to gain approval and where required licensing. They will inform you of what is required and the type of license that is needed.

They may have designated spots that will be allowed to trade from. It’s highly unlikely that you will be permitted to move around from location to location and will likely be placed in one static location if available.

For obvious healthy and safety reasons, it’s not advisable to be mobile with a hot charcoal grill/griddle or working LPG equipment.

You may also find the following info helpful

Basics Hot Dog Business

Best of luck,
David

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