You can report unsafe food and unsanitary conditions in food carts, food stands, or food trucks operating on City streets or sidewalks, in parks, or at street fairs.
You can make a complaint about a broad range of food safety issues including (but not limited to) the following:
- Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods
- Spoiled or contaminated food
- Operating without a permit
- Roaches, mice or rats present
- Unsanitary practices by vendor
- Vendor is sick
- Missing, damaged or incorrect letter grade posted on food trucks or carts
Your complaint should include the vendor's exact location, license number (located on the cart, stand, or truck's decal), and the time of the incident.
To report that someone got sick from eating food, go to the Food Poisoning page.
Letter Grades on Food Trucks and Carts
It will take until approximately the end of 2020 to grade all of the City's mobile food units, so, it will be common to see food trucks or carts without a letter grade. By the end of 2020, every permitted food cart or truck operating in NYC should have a letter grade affixed to its permit decal.
Letter grades will not be issued to food stands.