Cohen ― who described himself as "elated" ― said the next step will be to work with the Health Department to get a green light for permitting. After that, he said he'll be ready to roll the three new weekly street-food markets: Off the Grid Civic Center, Off the Grid Haight, and Off the Grid Mission. "There's been a lot of interest from vendors, a lot of interest from these communities in seeing street food in their areas," Cohen said. No word about when the permitting process might be completed, or when the new markets might debut.
The expansion of Off the Grid, which began three weeks ago at Fort Mason Center, marks a watershed in legal street food in San Francisco. "This really gives the rest of the city what the Mission, primarily, and some areas of SOMA have been experiencing for a long time now," Cohen said.
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