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General liabilityinsurance
From $28.83a month
Protection against damage to someone else’s property, injury to a third party (not resulting from your services) and related costs, legal defense costs even if the lawsuit is groundless and more...
Add on business personal property (BPP) insurance to protect your tools and equipment on-site.

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General liability insurance for mobile food vendors

Whether your food truck’s at a festival, your food stand’s at a market or your trailer’s parked outside offices, you’re pretty popular when people need to feed.

But splash scalding coffee over a woman’s arm, or give a guy severe food poisoning, and next thing you know, you’re the one being served. With a suit.

Medical bills, damages – the defense fees alone could burn your business badly. Food vendor liability insurance protects your business. If a claim’s made against you – even if it’s groundless – it can take care of the costs.

So you can get out of the heat and back into the kitchen.

  • Who needs mobile food vendor insurance?

    If you sell food to the public, you need general liability insurance. Why? Because it protects your livelihood – and, importantly – your bank balance.

    It means if someone gets hurt or their property’s damaged and they say it’s your fault, you don’t have to find the cash to cover medical bills or repairs yourself. And if the case goes to court, your legal fees and compensation can be covered too.

    We insure:

    • Food trucks
    • Barbecue trucks & trailers
    • Coffee & donut carts
    • Food & beverage carts
    • Hot dog carts
    • Ice cream trucks
    • Ice carts
    • Lemonade carts
    • Food concession trailers
    • Mobile food services
    • Mobile food vending services
    • Mobile kitchen operators
    • Mobile street food vendors
    • Snack trucks

  • What does food vendor general liability insurance cover?

    • Bodily injury – you spill hot soup over a customer, severely scalding their arm and making you legally liable for their injury.
    • Property damage – a fire in your food truck spreads, damaging a neighboring property.
    • Personal injury – an employee makes unkind remarks about a customer when their back’s turned. The customer overhears and sues for slander.

    Loss or damage to your own property, or property in your care, custody and control, is not covered by this policy.

  • What does food vendor insurance cost?

    Our food vendor insurance starts from $25.95 a month for up to $2 million in coverage. But insurance costs vary from business to business. The price you’ll pay will depend on things like:

    • The way you operate: A stationary food stand, for example, faces different risks compared to business running mobile food trucks and trailers.
    • Where you’re based: A stand in a mall with high security is less risky to insure than a food cart on a sidewalk.
    • The deductible you choose: Choose a higher deductible (the amount you’ll contribute towards the cost of a claim) and you’ll typically pay less for your policy. Just be sure you can afford it if there’s a claim.
    • Your claims history: You may pay more if you’ve claimed on a policy before.
  • Why should I buy food vendor insurance from InsuranceBee?

    Because we know what we’re doing. Small business insurance is all we do, which means we know what you need, even if you don’t.

    Finding the right coverage can be complicated and takes time. And you’ve got better things to do with yours. Like run your business.

    So let us do all the work for you. We’ll find you the right policy, explain why it suits your needs, and get you covered. Fast.

    Still not convinced? Here are several other reasons to buy food vendor insurance through us:

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What other kinds of insurance do food vendors need?

Business personal property insurance (BPP)

If you take equipment like laptops and mobiles to meetings, this policy is worth having. It also covers the portable stuff in your office - from your furniture to your potted plants.

More info

Cyber liability insurance

If you use email, own a website, or store client data, cyber insurance is a must. It can’t stop a cyber-attack, but it can pay your recovery costs so your business survives from one.

More info

Workers' compensation insurance

Most states require you to have this policy even if you only have one employee. It’s good to have anyway. It protects your business from the cost of workplace illness and injury claims which can be crippling.

More info

Because we understand every business is different, we'll build an insurance package to suit your needs. In minutes.

To build the right insurance package for you call one of our licensed advisors today on 978.344.4215.

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