Starting a Food Stall Business

Have you ever walked in the street and you felt hungry but there’s no restaurant near your area? Food stalls will definitely save your hunger.

Starting your own needs more information to find your way to success in this kind of business.

How to Open a Food Stall

There are different kinds of food stalls. They differ in the kind of food they sell. The most common food stall is that selling hotdogs and sandwiches. These foods are the most common because they are ready to eat and they are on the go. Right after you buy them, you can immediately bring them with you and eat it. There is also unique food stalls in which they would sell exotic food. In countries like Mexico and other Latin places, they sell their country’s exotic food. Sometimes you would see some odd looking food on the streets and most of the time people would prefer to eat in these stalls because it is cheaper than those restaurants and these would cater them food faster than a fast food chain.

Needed Things for Starting a Food Stall

Your food stall business needs certain things before it can even get started. You should have planned first what kind of food you are going to sell. Through this, you will be able to plan the area where you will locate your stall. Area is really important because you will be catering food to people who will buy your food. You will not be able to earn if you locate your stall in a place where there is a small population of people passing by or there is no one who loves or used to eat the kind of food you sell. This is just like selling dresses in a place surrounded by boys. Your business won’t prosper because guys won’t wear dresses at all unless they are gay.

Now, if you have decided the kind of food you want to sell and the location where you want to sell, the next thing you need to do is to make sure that you have a food cart where you can place all the things you are going to sell. This cart should also be ready to go. There should be all utensils and tools you need to prepare the food you sell and be able to assure that your food cart is clean and free of things that will disgust your customers. And another thing, you should always comply with the food safety and cleanliness regulations so that you won’t get yourself in trouble. Since your business is all about selling food, you have to make sure that your food is clean and that you have proper way of disposing your garbage. That is very important in the food business especially if you are in a food stall business. People buying from you are always in a hurry so they won’t have the chance to check if you have prepared the food in a proper way. Later on they will just feel bad and that’s where the problem arises. So make sure that the food is safe to avoid problems in your business.

158 Comments

  • shahraz ahmad said on January 30, 2011
    i want to open a food stall in faridabad(India) in front of a college.plz help me how to do all that. there is a lot of food problem in that college and i know better because i m a student of that college only
  • Ambika mohan said on March 4, 2011
    I would like to start a food stall in coimbatore, tamil nadu. I have a passion for cooking n have wanted to do this for a long time although i have no idea bout the technical, legal and practical aspects involved in starting a food stall. I would be grateful if some light could be shed on how to go about doing this and what are the aspects that i need to take into consideration with respect to capital, pricing, location, permits. etc. Thanks.
  • yogita chavan said on August 5, 2011
    I would like to start a food stall in Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra India. I have a passion for cooking n have wanted to do this for a long time. plz help me now to do all that. pls send me all details how to start and etc. Thanks, Yogita
  • gaurav singh said on August 24, 2011
    i want to start a stall business in my city gorakhpur (u.p), but i am confused that which food stuff should i go for, in my city people are not going to pay more even for good food, so which food should i go for??..plz help me...thanks
  • Nitin Kumar said on November 24, 2011
    i would like to start a food stall in lucknow for earning purpose. so plz suggest
  • ONKAR KUMAR said on May 30, 2012
    I WANT TO START FOOD STALL NEAR ROAD..IS THERE IS NECESSARY TO TAKE A LICENSE FOR STALL
  • Akanksha Bumb said on August 8, 2012
    I am thinking of starting a north india food stall in bangalore. can you please guide me.
  • kat said on September 5, 2012
    Can you give some info about a food stall in London, how do I go about rules, regulations and hygiene. Where do I get permits from?
  • NIRMALASINGHAL said on September 6, 2012
    i want to start foodstall near factor/office area in noida please suggest.
  • Super said on October 4, 2012
    Hi me and my 2 friends are interested to start a small food stall business. Pls guide how to start implementing it. We have decided everything for it. But don't know how to implement it. Please help. Thanks
  • isabella said on October 16, 2012
    i want to start a south indian food stall in bhawanipore, kolkata.
  • areesha said on October 19, 2012
    we are opening a food stall at uni in entrepreneurial week in isb.so plz help me how can i write competitive analysis of business plan. we will offer 4 food items 3 of them also available on other stalls.
  • chandani said on November 1, 2012
    i want to start vada pav stall in mumbai, we have already one stall but on rent and it is on road so we face many problems also bmc problems please help me.
  • anish said on November 9, 2012
    i want to start a food stall in mumbai i am thinking off nonveg item the place i'm thinking already they are some good stalls of food n running very good but mostly are veg n people over there eat both veg n non veg. what can i do plz help
  • Alfie said on November 23, 2012
    Hi my name is Alfie and I live in Spain, Marbella. I am thinking of opening a food stall here but don't know whether you need rights to start one up?? Please help
  • Kavita Bhosale said on November 27, 2012
    I would like to start food stall at Thane, sawarkar nagar near Raj thakur college. Please tell me your valuable suggestion
  • Uday said on November 30, 2012
    I would like to start a small food stall in Mulund. I have an open plot touching main road which is frequented by college and school children. Please advice where and how to get a licensed food stall.
  • ashok kumar giri said on December 10, 2012
    For all of you, i will suggest please merge your ideas with each other, for example those who are residing in same place they start there business with each other. Above comments are regarding opening food stall, guys everyone asking for same goal, we must communicate with each other to execute our plans. Those who resides in Noida please contact me for doing so. Contact - 9911963779, Email id - ashokgiri006@gmail.com, Occupation - Software Engineer
  • subash said on January 7, 2013
    I would like to start a customer friendly fish stall at Ernakulam, how to start the same?
  • Mayank Shukla said on February 4, 2013
    I want to start a fast food stall in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Kindly let me know the legalities to follow.
  • Sohail said on February 21, 2013
    SOHAIL KARIM, I want to open a food stall about 300sq ft in length. there will be all kinds of food breakfast, lunch, snacks & dinner. I'm looking for a place in Bangalore. plzzz help me in this. KARNATAKA , BANGALORE , INDIA ...
  • Pranjal Verma said on February 24, 2013
    I want to start a food stall in calls centers in Delhi. How to get in touch with the call centers. Do I need to walk into the office and speak with the admin people or is there a way, I can find out how to contact them over the phone or email?
  • Tracy Banerjee said on February 26, 2013
    I wish to start a snack bar in Hyderabad. Snacks like wraps n rolls, chops, cutlets, etc. Basically fast food. Could you please advice if I need a license for this and what the other requirements. Also I would like to know the minimum investment needed.
  • NITIN RANE said on March 13, 2013
    I wish to start food stall at Vikhroli or Kanjur marg in Mumbai. Kindly guide me how to get license.
  • Manju said on March 13, 2013
    Hi! I wish to start a food stall ( breakfast & lunch ) at Masai, Johore, Malaysia. Please guide me in details. Thank you.
  • ujjala said on March 18, 2013
    how to get permission to open a food stall at vasant kunj, south delhi?
  • Murali said on March 18, 2013
    I would like to Start a fast food center in Bangalore. please help me to know about legal requirement to start a Fast food center.
  • nikhil said on March 29, 2013
    i want start a fast food stall business near road side in ghy. is license is needed plz rpy.
  • Meeta Bakshi said on April 7, 2013
    Basically I am a network security engineer. I am from Lucknow. Thinking to start own catering business or food stall in Pune or Bangalore. Wanna to know how to get permission?
  • Muktar uddin Ahmed said on April 11, 2013
    wants to sell all fish item ...eg fish fry, fish finger, fish chop etc.
  • Tushar said on April 14, 2013
    I want to open a chinese food stall at road side at Meerut i want to start with small scale first so plzzz anybody tell me who we can reach upto that level
  • Reetu Basnet said on May 11, 2013
    Would you plz recommend me some food items for the stall business. i would probably go for the stick food. If you have ....forward me the recipe as well.
  • venkata said on May 14, 2013
    i am planing to start road side food stall in bangalore(INDIA). please help me how to get the permission.
  • panchami vaishnav said on May 24, 2013
    i want to start my business near andheri station. as i am resident of andheri i want to open a tibbs franchise in this area, as this area is always busy i would like to open it here. i just need to know what is the procedure to get a license in this area n what are the important details to be kept in mind while setting up the particular brand. (India)- Maharastra ( Mumbai)
  • Susmita said on June 1, 2013
    I would like to start my own business and carry my own vehicle in Delhi, India. The extra attached vehicle in which I would love to sell readymade food to people who feel hungry right after their office hours. I am a good cook and I would love to use my talent in my own business. What is the procedure to be followed and what all permits are required. Do carrying an extra vehicles is prohibited. Please someone guide me as I am jobless these days and it is becoming difficult to run a family. Please help me genuinely. Thanks
  • Lizah said on July 10, 2013
    I would like to know the procedures in starting a small food business house in Johor Bahru. Pls guide me. Thank u.
  • Nicola said on July 17, 2013
    Hi, I am planning to open a food stall in hyderabad india near madhapur and i feel it would really work as there no food stall like the one i am planning to open i would like to open a food stall with sandwich ,tacos, donuts, tortillas and mini sliders. So i would like to know how to start and how much it would cost me and what are the main points to keep in mind, and i am opening a stall not a food truck because my budget is not much around 1-11/2 lakh
  • Sneha said on July 17, 2013
    Hi, I would like to start food stall in pune. I live in SEZ & there are lots of IT companies. Please help me with the working & procedures of starting a food stall. Thanks!
  • waheed zagday said on August 1, 2013
    now i want to start food industri in pune i have 3000sq. feet plot opp. sai service kondhwa budruk is this area ok for hotel need ur advice thanks
  • neetu said on August 18, 2013
    Hi, i would like to start a chinese food stall in hyderabad. Please help me to start the legal and easy procedures of starting a food stall. w8ing for the ans.:)
  • rakesh said on September 6, 2013
    hi i would like to start the fish stall in bangalore and hyderabad, I want to know what permissions do i have to take to sell fish.
  • sunil said on September 11, 2013
    i am operating my restaurant specialized in kolkata food in colaba, mumbai since last four years. Now, i want to expand my business by way of opening chain of small street side stalls of rolls and momos. Please advice me about the legal procedures in starting such stalls.
  • hitender said on September 17, 2013
    Hi i need to know how to get legally stalls license , can get on online in delhi pls let me know ?
  • kevin said on October 22, 2013
    Hi, I would like to start the banana chips stall in Mumbai malad. i want to know what are the procedure and how to get legally stall license?
  • ali said on October 25, 2013
    hi, i want to open a fries stall in karachi if any body how to make chicken salt so plz let me know because in our market there no kind of chicken salt and how to make flavour chips thankx
  • bina said on November 7, 2013
    i want to start a food stall in mahanadivihar cuttack odisha and the food are according to the place with low investment. give some ideas
  • k m verma said on November 18, 2013
    I want to start (MOMOS)fast food business and for which I will have to purchase trolly. It will cost around 27000/-. Please let me know whether trolly is available on rent in lucknow or not.
  • rahul said on November 23, 2013
    i want to open chicken point in ambala, haryana or jwalapur haridwar....pls tell me which location is better for this....and whats the margin in this business. whats the basic requirement of this business. approximately what investment will it cost for setting up a small chicken point.....
  • shailendra sharma said on December 8, 2013
    hi, i wish to get license to sell cooked food at a road side stall in uttam nagar Delhi. Pl guide.
  • Wahab Shariff said on December 21, 2013
    Hello guys want to start a fish fry stall in Bangalore - only kerala style and Mangalore style fish fry. Kindly let me know what will be the investment and how will be the returns. If anyone has tried this business elsewhere your feedback will be appreciated. Thanks you.
  • NITIN RANE said on January 5, 2014
    I am interesting to start business of food in Mumbai by road side stall, so what is procedure to take STALL approval from BMC.
  • jitendra said on January 6, 2014
    I want to start a street food stall business in mumbai. Plz help me with the permits required.
  • Rajkumar said on January 7, 2014
    I have a complete business plan ready with me i am getting lost with legal procedures eg Licenses, Documents and Proof that will require to start with the business. I need your help in a ways to guide me with the legal procedures and documents. Thanks,
  • Priya said on January 8, 2014
    I am interesting to start business of food ( Voda pav stall) in Hyderabad/ Secunderabad by road side stall, so what is procedure to take STALL approval. Initially how much i need to invest. Need genuine help because i am jobless.
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  • darshak said on January 10, 2014
    i would like to open fast food stall at masjid bunder and mira road mostly franky rolls and shawarma can anyone help me 9892210740
  • rajiv saini said on January 15, 2014
    we want opening small fast food in my shop. is there any necessary TO TAKE A LICENSE FOR fast food.
  • vandana gupta said on January 28, 2014
    I want to put stall at exhibitions, how can I start that? Can anyone please guide me for the same.
  • Vipin Muskan said on February 12, 2014
    My permanent address is Charucha, Samaspur,Lalganj, Basti, U.P.and Presently residing 451/19, Trilokpuri, Delhi with my Father in Law I am interested in cooking and as a business i want to open a stall(canteen) on road side in Trilokpuri, Delhi nearby areas. canteen will contained about 5 items So please give the best guidelines in legal as soon as possible
  • lakshay said on February 16, 2014
    i want to open my food cart chain tell me how to get them authorized from mcd
  • Priyanka Gupta said on February 25, 2014
    Hi, its been years worked for advertising company. But now I want to work for myself as I love to cook. So would like to start with food stall at events and exhibitions at Mumbai. Need your help how to start.
  • umesh said on February 27, 2014
    I want to start chinese fast food at dombivli, thane dist, mahaarastra. I already selected the place. I want to know what all license need to start my business and what is the initial steps i have to take. pls guide me !
  • suresh pawar said on March 23, 2014
    I want to start a business in food especially in vada pav stall on a road in sagavi and i have done my hotel mgt and i want to explore my talent in mgt so plzz guide me
  • Mehul K Panchal said on April 1, 2014
    I am interested to start fast food in Mumbai on road side stall, so what is procedure to take stall approval from BMC.
  • Preeti balchandani said on April 14, 2014
    I want to open a stall in mumbai. ..what is the procedure
  • Manjunath.h said on April 17, 2014
    I want to start a mobile canteen near basavawarnagar Bangalore i want to know the procedure And which office to consult for this
  • Suvarna said on May 29, 2014
    I want to start chinese food stall near by road.. Please tell to me the procedure To take approval from BMC.
  • Ashok said on June 11, 2014
    I want to start food stall in Navi mumbai, what permissions & licenses do i need to have. Please guide. Regards, Ashok 9324797098
  • mukesh said on June 25, 2014
    I will start street food in udaipur .. I will selling Rajstgani bati with masaala paneer . I need more one unique food for sell .
  • savitesh mishra said on June 27, 2014
    I want am keen interested to get one or two partners to start a vegetarian food stall in western delhi, anybody interested pls contact me. 8468995509, together everyone achieves more is the concept which I follow
  • savitesh mishra said on June 27, 2014
    DeAR all , pls take the permission from municipal corporation, if ur monthly turnover will be below 12 lakh registration with delhi Municipal corporation is required, if more than that a license will be required, registration cost is Rs100, license cost is Rs 2500. choose a location where u can sell ur product effectively, maintain hygiene and safety ,for more information u can call me 8468995509
  • JYOTI YADAV said on June 28, 2014
    I want to start a cooked food stall ( well cooked in my home) just outside my house in Delhi. there is broad space just outside my Gate. can I start my well cooked food stall. Is there need any of registration or License in West Delhi for this.
  • brijesh said on July 15, 2014
    Plz tell me if need license to start a food cart in noida ?
  • Amit said on July 15, 2014
    Hi, I would like to start fast food stall anywhere in Delhi & NCR. Please tell me the procedure, how to do it. Regards, Amit Bhardwaj, Pho: 8860888188
  • Swapnil Abhale said on August 2, 2014
    My name is Swapnil. I want to start a food stall in my college. which is in Kandiwali (Mumbai). Pls give your valuable feedback.
  • sundar said on September 2, 2014
    I want to start small food stall business (Idly and Dosa) in New delhi, Mahipalpur. Small shop, It is necessary to get license. How to get license. please guide me..,
  • Komal Patel said on September 7, 2014
    I want to start food stall in goregaon west Mumbai, i need to know the procedures involved for it and investment needed. Pls give yr valuable suggestion and comments ASAP.
  • godvin fernandes said on September 9, 2014
    I would like to open a stall of fast food in borivali east. Please help me what I will be require.what about the license I don't know. If u could help me it will be a great thing for me. Pls do the need full.. What will be the cost of the license. Pls help..
  • Pawan Agrawal said on September 23, 2014
    I Want to open up a Pav Bhaji stall in Mumbai(Lower-Parel). what all formalities and license will i be needing to open up the same.
  • Kumar said on October 9, 2014
    Interested to set up an retail cold store in Bangalore. Could you please advise me the requirements & the procedures involved. Thanks
  • Farjad Ahmed said on October 27, 2014
    As we all know that French fries had become a part of life for everyone. So I am looking forward to start a business of Fries stall. I want you to help me with branding option and place where I should make my business run. Also with the basic costing details Thank you !
  • Ashish Surana said on October 30, 2014
    Hello, I want to start a food business and required guidance regarding it. Required total analysis and steps for startup.
  • Archana Nataraj said on November 3, 2014
    Hello, I want to start food stall in bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka can u tell me rules and procedure to be followed to setup one. Thank you, With regards Archana
  • jitendra singh panwar said on November 9, 2014
    I want to start my stall in Delhi even I m chef in a five star hotel .I just want to know that what will be cost of a cab
  • sagar mandre said on December 8, 2014
    Hi..i am sagar. and i wanted to open a wada pav stall in my located area..i am planning for this since 1 year. pls give me the valuable info to open my food stall.
  • sushil patil said on December 14, 2014
    I want to start my fastfood business in navi mumbai. plz help me
  • Sunil said on December 15, 2014
    juice center in andheri east. Mumbai, maharashtra
  • Roshan Naik said on December 20, 2014
    I want to open a food stalls in andheri east near poonam nagar so plz give a idea to open it
  • Amruta Parle said on December 23, 2014
    Hi, I want to start a food stalls for thalipit/ parathas, pls suggest me with basic requirements for same, also pls help me about is it good to open a stall or okay for just home delivery.
  • Gauresh Kumar said on January 4, 2015
    hi i want to start south indian and chinese food stall in my home town Sultanpur, Uttarpradesh. can you pls advise me about it.
  • Aby said on January 4, 2015
    Hello, I want to start my food stall in pune .. pls suggest how to proceed..
  • naaz said on January 22, 2015
    Hi, I want have started a shwarma (non veg) stall but income is too low so m thinking tO shift it to some rush areas near Panvel. please suggest me good area where I can get good profit.
  • kapil said on January 29, 2015
    Dear sir/mam, I want to open a pav bhagi stall where people get all varieties of pav bhajis with a spicy flow which is not get in pune so i want to open it in pune pimprichinchwad, what govt rules & regulation i should have to follow and what kind of strategy i can planed to get more business in it.pls guide me. Thanks & regard s Kapil.
  • Virenderjeet said on February 1, 2015
    I want to start a food stall for fried food in New Delhi (India). I want to know what goes in constructing a equipped stall and how the food cost should be calculated. Regards, Virendra
  • Om Parkash said on February 2, 2015
    This good for a Cook
  • sachin said on February 3, 2015
    i want to open a food kioskin which only tandoor item will be served like samoosa and paranthas sandwich because people prefer no oil if they are diet pls tell which place this concept will work i am planning to open in noida and rent is somewhere 70000/mnt
  • sreeja kannan said on February 18, 2015
    sir/mam, I'm sreeja. I'm from Kerala. I want to start a food stall (tea time snacks) in any exhibitions in ernakulam. Required total analysis and steps for startup. please guide me..
  • amit said on February 26, 2015
    Hi, I want to start a vada pav store chain..please help me with the initial investment as well as the utensils needed to start the store.. thanks
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  • somayo said on March 2, 2015
    i would like to sell fried chicken (similar to KFC but in a stall ) and cold drinks in kolkata. so please help me in how to get license or a permit in detail. it will be of great help thanks....

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