Bartleby's Food

Bartleby’s Seitan Stand is a sixteen-foot food truck, fully equipped to feed its hungry customers (which we lovingly refer to as “devils”) the tastiest twists on classic American fare. Think craveable fried sandwiches on warm buns, crispy nuggets, and scrumptious dipping sauces—all crafted for a vegan diet. To hell with meat!

We have a regular weekly schedule in Boston and Cambridge, participate in many local events and festivals, and can’t wait to drive on by to your other favorite spots, too! Reach out and let us know where you’d like to see Bartleby’s, or if you’d like to book us for a special event.

We’re committed to serving incredible, hellishly good fast food. Come, stuff your face, and see why we’re certain that being bad can feel good.

Who's Bartleby?

The name Bartleby is pulled from a short story by Herman Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street.” You might also recognize the name as a character from the cult-classic film Dogma. We think “Bartleby” is unique and fun to say. The representation of our Bartleby as a little devil is a play on words, and a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of how many people mispronounce “seitan” as “Satan.” Bartleby is bit rebellious, a bit mischievous, and wickedly clever. He doesn’t have any bad intentions, but is itching to rock the boat. If we’re going to serve vegan fast food, we have to shake things up a bit!

​Bartleby is also inspired by the rambunctious son of one of Stephanie’s friends. He’s smart, curious, and ready to push boundaries. He’s not even two yet and you know he’s going to do big things―just what we hope for Bartleby.

Bartleby's Food Boston, MA, USA
Jun 24, 2018
Team Member
Join Our Team! Do you like delicious food? And fun people? And silly puns? Come be a part of the Bartleby's family.    About We’re seeking ambitious, outgoing, and friendly folks to  work in our awesome sixteen-foot truck. This is a great opportunity for those looking to build a career in food service. Primary Responsibilities Provide the best possible customer service while taking orders and answering questions about our menu Prepare and serve orders accurately and efficiently Ensure all orders meet Bartleby's standards of quality and presentation Act as a brand ambassador for Bartleby's, maintaining knowledge of our current menu, ingredients, and mission Requirements Must be 16+ years of age Must be available for regular shifts on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, plus occasional shifts on other weekdays or weekends as needed for special events and festivals Must be authorized to work in the United States Valid driver's license is not required, but is a plus Previous experience in food service is not required, but is a plus Compensation Wages begin at $11.00 per hour + tips dependent on experience level Raises are provided based on performance level Approximately 15-20 working hours per week, with potential for additional hours over time Wages are paid out bi-weekly via check or direct deposit Apply Send your resume and a brief cover letter to jobs@bartlebysfood.com and let us know why you want to join the food truck team! Please include mention of the most delicious thing you ate last week and why you thought it was so tasty.