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In cities across the country, food trucks have become a favorite way to dine on the go, and Harvard has been only too happy to hop on board. Every day, the Harvard Science Center Plaza hosts a selection of food trucks offering fresh, delicious lunch and dinner options.

However, just down the street from the Yard is a hidden Harvard gem worthy of the classic boast, “Before it was cool.”

Velozo's food truck on Divinity Ave. Photo by Caroline Matas

Velozo’s food truck on Divinity Ave. Photo by Caroline Matas

Velozo’s food truck is a family business that has served breakfast and lunch to the Harvard community since 1960. Every day, rain or shine, Dean Velozo is standing by with homemade bagels, soups, sandwiches, cookies, and a rotating cast of Italian entrees.

The best part? Velozo’s food truck is located right on Divinity Avenue.

Dean Velozo shows off today's batch of chocolate chunk cookies. Photo by Caroline Matas

Dean Velozo shows off today’s batch of chocolate chunk cookies. Photo by Caroline Matas

The HDS community have long been proud patrons of Velozo’s. Here in the Office of Admissions, we have been known to begin heated debates about which Velozo’s cookie is our favorite: could it be the red velvet, or maybe the s’more? Or perhaps the double chocolate chip? We’ve even had one brave-but-deluded coworker argue in favor of the oatmeal raisin. Despite our flavor debates, however, we all agree that Velozo’s has the best cookies we’ve ever tasted.

Tantalizing row of cookies at Velozo's food truck. Photo by Caroline Matas

Tantalizing row of cookies at Velozo’s food truck. Photo by Caroline Matas

But don’t take our word for it: plan a visit to Cambridge and try Velozo’s delicious fare for yourself.


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