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Ask your local health department for a list of state licensed commissaries in your area.
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Check your city’s official website for a listing of commissaries or do a Google search for local commissaries.
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Investigate the possibility of renting commercial kitchen facilities from local churches, small restaurants or bars, schools, nursing homes or community centers.
If you can find a place willing to work with you and come to mutually agreeable terms, this can be a good way to save money on your food preparation costs.
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Visit any potential commissary before signing a contract to evaluate the safety, convenience, and feasibility of the location for your operation.
Check out the parking space, available amenities and working space, and the networking opportunities available through the commissary to help grow your business.
Now that you know how to find a low-cost commissary for your food truck, which idea do you think you will use? Let us know in the comments what you think will work best for your food truck business.
If you’re just getting started and looking for some additional tips, check out how to start a food truck business.