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Los Lopez Food Truck and Berkshire Mountain Bakery receive permits to serve food | South Berkshires

Los Lopez Food Truck and Berkshire Mountain Bakery receive permits to serve food | South Berkshires
Los Lopez Food Truck and Berkshire Mountain Bakery receive permits to serve food | South Berkshires







Taco truck in Los Lopez

Los Lopez’s taco truck recently parked outside the Great Barrington Dispensary. The food truck and Berkshire Mountain Bakery in Housatonic received city approval Monday to serve food for immediate consumption.




GREAT BARRINGTON – A taco truck and bread bakery in Housatonic received licenses to sell food for immediate consumption.

The Select Board unanimously approved a general food service license for Los Lopez’s Taco Truck at its regular meeting Monday. The truck is owned by Mario Lopez and is mostly located on the property of the Great Barrington Dispensary cannabis shop at 454 Main St. (Route 7) next to the traffic circle.

The board also approved a license for Berkshire Mountain Bakery at its Housatonic location at 367 Park Street (Route 183). The commercial sourdough bakery has grown in recent years to include selling pizza slices, beverages and other foods for immediate consumption.







Man folds dough at Berkshire Mountain Bakery in Housatonic

Berkshire Mountain Bakery in Housatonic, seen here in 2016, recently received a license to sell food for immediate consumption at its Housatonic bakery.




Some board members expressed concerns about the safety of the taco truck near the traffic circle. Board Vice Chair Leigh Davis worried it was too close to the road, and other members agreed Lopez should move it back to a safe distance.

The truck serves a variety of “authentic Oaxacan street food,” according to its Instagram profile. The menu includes burritos and quesadillas, as well as specialty non-alcoholic drinks like “cucumber-lime agua fresca.”

The food truck travels to events and sometimes parks at other locations, including the Goodwill on Stockbridge Road.

Davis also said she had heard general concerns that selling food, coffee and other goods from trucks could “ultimately put some kind of pressure on the brick-and-mortar stores” that “have paid quite a lot to get to where they are now.”

She said it might be a worthwhile discussion for the board at some point.