West Tisbury’s three principal governing boards agreed Wednesday that the town needs a zoning bylaw update that clearly states the rules for food trucks and retail sales at special events on private property.
West Tisbury needs clear regulations on how and where food trucks may be allowed, town counsel Ron Rappaport told three town boards.
Two Island food truck operations were granted permission by the West Tisbury zoning board of appeals Thursday to operate at fixed locations for the rest of the year.
Are food trucks restaurants? Do they qualify as fast food? There’s no answer in the West Tisbury zoning bylaws, which led to a joint meeting of three town boards Wednesday night
Food truck fans packed the West Tisbury town hall meeting room Thursday night, for the public appeal of town zoning inspector Joe Tierney’s denial of a one-day food truck permit for an event at Grange Hall.


West Tisbury School chef Jenny DeVivo along with her team of Nisa Webster and Eli Carroll participated in The Great Food Truck Race this summer. Their slogan: Think Outside the Lunch Box.