How do street food vendors stand the heat? Open food carts are exposed to the sun and weather, and you need to consider things like that when you're planning your street food business.
Even an enclosed food truck or food trailer can get really hot inside, because you don't have the benefit of catching the breeze. Often, enclosed food trucks have exhaust systems that suck out the grill exhaust, but also suck out any air conditioning you're trying to maintain inside.
So you have some options for managing the heat, whether you're working a lemonade stand, food cart, or carnival vending stand. Watch the video for some thoughts, and don't forget to share your own tips and ideas for staying cool while selling food in the heat.
Tips from this video include:
- Limiting hours to cooler parts of the day
- Start with a non-heat menu, like selling lemonade
- Use an evaporative cooler near your food stand and serving area – customers like feeling the cooler air, too
- and more…
You can read more about working in the heat on this post from a while back: How hot dog vendors survive the heat