Coming in at number seventeen in our Top US Cities to Open a Food Truck is Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia skyline

Home of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, the former US capital is making history again with a food truck culture that has truly taken off in Philadelphia. Food trucks can be found all over over the city, serving cuisines from around the world. The current trucks are swamped by hungry workers, students, and tourists in Love Park and City Hall as well as the Navy Yard. Open air markets have also welcomed mobile vendors giving a new food truck owner plenty of areas to operate from.

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States, and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 1,526,006, growing to 1,547,607 in 2012 by Census estimates.Philadelphia is the economic and cultural center of the Delaware Valley, home to over 6 million people and the country’s sixth-largest metropolitan area.

Philadelphia is a city as diverse as it is full of opportunity for mobile food vendors in 2014. Its state tax breaks reward start-ups in the city’s under-served areas, while its suburban neighborhoods offer business owners a wealth of affluent clientele right in their backyards, making Philly and its surrounding suburbs a good fit for food trucks targeting any demographic.

Many of the existing food trucks are represented by The Philly Mobile Food Association with over 40 members. This association has been and will continue to be a strong advocate for the growth of the industry in Philadelphia.

Find the city’s documentation for Starting a Food Truck <here>

Find the entire list of Top US cities to Open a Food Truck  <here>