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Support for New Food Businesses

Are you ready for business?

The City of Philadelphia is always eager to help a new food business join its broad array of restaurants and other food establishments.

All new food businesses in Philadelphia work closely with the Department of Public Health and the Department of Licenses and Inspections to ensure they comply with local zoning ordinances, the local building code, and the health code.

We are committed to helping new food business owners better understand and navigate the process of starting a food business in Philadelphia. We have revised several of our application procedures, simplified our forms and fee schedules, and created several new resources available for download below.


Stationary Food Business

Mobile Food Business

Food Safety Certification

Special Events

Other Resources

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