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Presidio Pop Up Vendor Information

We seek vendors offering delicious food celebrating the Bay Area’s diverse cultures.

The Presidio Pop Up program seeks Bay Area mobile food businesses to offer outdoor daily food service at Presidio Tunnel Tops.

The Presidio Trust seeks vendors for Presidio Pop Up who offer delicious food at approachable prices that celebrates the Bay Area’s diverse cultures and cuisines.

We’re looking for a mix of rotating options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are family-friendly and easy to eat while enjoying the park. We welcome healthy grab-and-go options such as sandwiches, grain bowls, soups, and hearty salads, and plant-based options. We seek vendors who offer a variety of treats, such as fruit, ice creams, and snacks.

Food trucks, trailers, carts, and tents will primarily be in a designated hub at the Anza Parking Lot, across from the main entrance to Presidio Tunnel Tops and Presidio Visitor Center. On peak days, additional locations in and around the Presidio Tunnel Tops site may be available.

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About Presidio Pop Up

The Presidio Trust is piloting the Presidio Pop Up program which brings Bay Area mobile food businesses (vendors) offering outdoor daily food service to Presidio Tunnel Tops.

Presidio Tunnel Tops is an extraordinary destination that serves as the “park entrance” for visitors coming to the Presidio. Since opening in July 2022, it’s received recognition in a variety of publications including but not limited to Time Magazine’s “WORLD’S 50 Greatest Places,” National Geographic’s “Top 25 World’s Best Destination for 2023,” and Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best Places to Travel in 2023.”

The site hosted an estimated 1.8 million visits in its opening year. This included visitors from around the Bay Area and the world, as well as the more than 7,000 people who live and work in the Presidio.

The number of vendors onsite will vary by day of the week and season. See below Presidio Pop Up Opportunities for Vendors and Overview of Terms + Conditions for more information.

Opportunities for Vendors

The Presidio Trust will review completed applications on an ongoing basis in the order they are received. Vendors may be added throughout the year pending the needs of the program. Twice a year (Spring and Fall) the Trust will set a new six-month program schedule. Current program participants and applications received by the application deadline will be considered when setting the schedule. Vendors selected to participate in the program are required to commit to a minimum six-month term and agree to the terms and conditions of the program.

To be considered, complete your application anytime but no later than the deadlines listed below. Current Presidio Pop Up vendors in good standing do not need to reapply and will receive first consideration when selecting participants for the upcoming season. The Presidio Trust reserves the right to use its sole discretion to curate and determine the mix of vendors based on the needs of the program.

Next Deadline

Season: Season: Spring/Summer Season (April 1 to October 31, 2024)

Application Deadline: February 9, 2024, 11 p.m. PST

Terms and Conditions

Vendors must agree to the Presidio Trust’s full terms and conditions to participate in the Presidio Pop Up program. A high-level overview is provided below. The full terms and conditions will be provided to qualified vendors at the time of selection.

  • Regular shifts: Shifts generally require five hours of vending time, not including load-in and out. Shift times will vary by season. Vendors are required to agree to a minimum of two shifts per week with at least one of the shifts occurring on a weekday (Monday through Friday).
  • Duration of Agreement: The term of each agreement is for a six-month period, with the possibility of renewal. Vendors in good standing and interested in renewing will automatically be considered for future seasons and will receive first consideration.
  • Allowable Service Asset Types: Food Trucks, Trailers, Tents, and Carts.
  • Location: Outdoor at assigned locations in and around the Presidio Tunnel Tops site. Vendors must set up and break down daily; no on-site or overnight storage is available.
  • Sustainability: All businesses must adhere to the Presidio’s sustainability practices as outlined in the Presidio Pop Up Special Use Permit.
  • Fees: A flat fee structure is used with tiered pricing based on service asset type and day of the week. Fees vary seasonally and may be adjusted at the Presidio Trust’s sole discretion. Current fee ranges are:
    • Carts: $37.50-$75 weekdays (Monday – Friday) and $125 weekends (Saturday/Sunday)
    • Trucks, Trailers, and Tents: $72.50 to $145 weekdays (Monday – Friday) and $250 weekends (Saturday/Sunday).
    • Additional fees will be assessed for vendors selling alcohol.
  • Fee Payment: Fees are pre-paid on a monthly basis. Invoices are sent on or near the 15th of the prior month. Payment is due within five days of receipt of an invoice.
  • Sales Data: Vendors are required to submit monthly sales reports showing Presidio daily sales and transaction totals. Reports are due on the 5th of each month for the prior month.
  • Required Documents (to be provided as a condition of acceptance):
    • Current Business License
    • Current Permit to Operate from a Bay Area County (San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Marin)
    • Misc. other documents (current Seller’s Permit, Fire Inspection Certificate, Commissary Health Verification, etc.)
    • Insurance requirements as outlined in this document
    • Vendors selling alcohol must hold a valid State of California liquor license from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“State Liquor License”) OR meet all of the requirements of the State Liquor License as outlined in Part 8 of the Rules for Special Use Permits

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Representatives from the National Park Service, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust standing in front of the Presidio Visitor Center