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Food Trucks and Community Market are Back​​​

​Spring is coming and bringing warmer weather, food trucks and the community market. Beginning Tuesday, March 14, the NIH community will have a variety of rotating food trucks on the Bethesda campus in the 10H parking lot. Weather permitting, food trucks will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or until the food runs out. In the summer, truck operations will expand to include Mondays and Fridays. Continued operation of the food trucks will depend on demand by the NIH community.

A full list of food trucks and menus can be found on the NIH Recreation & Welfare (R&W) website. Food trucks will not operate if the weather is forecasted to exceed 95 degrees, or the chance of precipitation is greater than 70 percent. A weather check will be conducted by 6:00 pm the preceding day to determine if a cancellation is necessary. Cancellations will be provided at the R&W Food Truck website with a notice at the top of the page. Additionally, the R&W will provide updated notices via their listserv, so consider joining if you frequent the trucks.

On Tuesday, April 11, the NIH Community Market will return and will continue every Tuesday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., also at Lot 10H, on the south lawn of Building 10. Please visit the various NEW market vendors selling baked goods (vegan and gluten-free options available), crafts, jewelry and more. 

Please respect other patrons' decisions on masking and distancing to allow everyone to enjoy the market. Waiting in line, browsing the vendors, and eating lunch are all times when respect for your co-workers and their choices should be honored.

Please bookmark the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) food page for full details and to stay updated on all your food options. The NIH Food Trucks and Community Markets are sponsored by the Office of Research Services (ORS), DATS, and the R&W. Please direct comments and concerns to our Food Services Team at 301-827-3248 or

The R&W is a non-profit organization committed to providing recreation and welfare activities to the NIH community, patients, families and employees. You can visit the R&W online and join their listserv for the latest updates on the Community Market, Food Trucks and other R&W-related activities.

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