They say you’re looking to rent space in an affordable commercial kitchen.  That you’re talented, entrepreneurial, and passionate about your creation.  That you feel ready to join one of the most exciting, committed food entrepreneur incubators, with affordable space and on-site coaching and business development from a staff of experts.

It’s so funny they would say that, because that happens to be what we do.

Want in? Let’s get started…




Some of our current members:


The future of fast food. Like, right now.

The Foodery

Farm-fresh meals delivered to the front doors of Boston.

Crefft Vinegar

Draft beer + malt vinegar, sheer = Craft vinegar cheer, & that = Crefft, my dear.

Scoopsies Ice Cream

Small batch ice cream in gastronomical flavors.


Training Boston’s best kitchen helpers, on demand!

Sheherazad Food Truck

Our mission, to bring fresh, fun, and interesting Middle Eastern dishes to streets of Boston from a food truck, supporting local farms and food initiatives.

Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers Food Truck

A Boston food truck that's making the most badass, chef-driven burgers around and loving everything that is METAL!

Munch Mobile Food Truck

We're down to earth, humble foodies who love the Greater Boston food scene and want to share an eating (and in our case, drinking) experience with you.

Saigon Alley Food Truck

Fresh, healthy, very affordable, authentic southeast Asian street food, featuring bánh mì.

ExtraOrigin OmegaOil

ExtraOrigin OmegaOil is a new kind of cooking oil for healthy people who care about the nutrition of what they eat.

Bondat Foods

Our passion : bold flavors, made in Boston, Massachusetts USA, globally inspired.

Rhythm ‘N Wraps Food Truck

Delicious, unique, vegetarian food truck serving the Boston Metro area.


KetoSoy is a chocolate flavored meal replacement shake engineered to make the ketogenic diet easy.

Cauldron Fermented Foods

Cauldron is a startup that makes authentically fermented sauerkraut and pickled vegetables.



Makin’ Jamaican

Fresh and bursting with flavor is what Makin' Jamaican has to's authentic Jamaican food with friendly service and affordable prices.

Red Apple Lunch

School lunches delivered right to your door!

Room 4 Desserterie

Dessert bar and bakery specializing in handcrafted macarons, crème brûlée, and cannelés.

Red Sky Spice Traders

Makers of all-natural condiments. We have a passion for health, flavor, spice, and New England.



Notable alums:

Somerville Bread Company

Organic artisan bread, made here in the neighborhood.

Taco Party Food Truck

Vegan tacos served via truck and a Somerville-based brick and mortar.

Nutty Life

Nut milks made with fresh, organic ingredients. Free of additives, gluten, and dairy!

Levend Bakery

We transform a few simple ingredients into our own unique version of a NY-style bagel.

Catering With Distinction

Catering With Distinction has been serving the appetite of Boston’s Corporate, Medical, and Educational institutions for 25 years.

XOI Juice

XOI introduces gac fruit – a Vietnamese superfruit – to the world of juicing.

Stoked Pizza

Wood fired artisan pizza perfected, the best of all worlds from Naples to New York, baked in only 2-3 minutes, made with organic and local ingredients whenever possible.

Chicken and Rice Guys

Boston based food truck and catering company directly inspired by New York City carts serving halal-style street fare.


We value simple goodness, hands-on craft and offer extraordinary ingredients responsibly sourced, local when possible. Our small artisanal batches of baked goods keep textures and flavors at their peak.


Welcome to Polka Dot!

Polka Dot is the affectionate nickname of our licensed shared kitchen facility and also serves as the office headquarters for our incubator, venture fund, and food entrepreneur launch service program.


As you can see, we’re pretty hard to miss, because LOOK AT ALL THOSE POLKA DOTS. We’re also conveniently located on Pearl Street in Malden, at the intersection with Medford Street.

The kitchen features 7500 square feet of state-of-the-art kitchen and work space for entrepreneurs including food trucks, retailers, wholesalers, caterers, and individuals working to refine their recipes for a business they plan to launch.  It has almost 1300 square feet of cold storage, and about 5000 square feet of dry storage, prep and kitchen space.  We currently accommodate bakers, food trucks, prepared meal delivery vendors, caterers representing more than 20 cultures, and perhaps, soon, whatever cool food biz concept you’re cooking up. (GET IT?)

We have fostered a positive, collaborative working environment for all our incubees. It’s pretty cool to see so many different entrepreneurs working alongside each other and comparing notes on how to make it in the food biz, and we’re really proud of that rapport.

We are committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, respectful and diverse community.

Please call us to inquire about pricing and setting up a tour!  We’ll hook you up.