Announced this morning in a tweet, the Chubby Chickpea Truck that serves the Boston area will no longer be kosher certified effective immediately.
Big changes at The Chickpea- effective immediately our truck has decided to give up its Kosher Certification. Love the KVH, just made sense.
— The Chubby Chickpea (@ChubbyFoodTruck) July 23, 2015
While it’s still unclear as to the motivations yet, two thoughts come to mind:
- With Clover Food Lab recently going kosher, including numerous food trucks, out fo nowhere there’s increased competition
- Costs of Kosher supervision were too high to justify staying kosher for them
This is obviously conjecture, but I’d definitely hang my hat on economic factors.
Ironically, we found the Chubby Chickpea truck in Boston less than 3 weeks ago on our trip there. Sad Boston is losing a kosher option where it is sorely needed.