Boston Home Cooks Will Soon Be Able To Sell Food From Their Own Kitchens

In a pair of votes Wednesday the Boston City Council cleared the way for home cooks to make and sell food out of their own kitchens.


The new law covers "cottage foods" that don't easily spoil, like pastries, tortillas, dried fruit, and pasta.


"This ordinance is not for large corporations to set up shop," said Councilor Julia Mejia, who sponsored the measure. "It's for small, minority, and immigrant entrepreneurs who want to share their food and their culture with their community."