A street vendor cart is a wheeled mobile cart used for selling goods on the street. Many street cart vendors sell food or beverages, but others sell souvenirs, electronics or other wares.
Street vendor carts vary in size and portability. Some carts are small enough to be pushed by hand, while others more closely resemble trailers and can only be moved by hitching them to a vehicle. Operating a street vendor cart requires a permit from the city in which the owner wants to sell. The cost of one of these permits varies widely, and is conditional on the cart passing health and safety inspections.