Food businesses Information on the City's permits and approvals for food businesses, including restaurants, food trucks, and others. Operate a farmers market Requirements for farmers market operators in Philadelphia. Get a Food Caterer License You need a license to operate a food business in a permanent location where you prepare food to be sold for public consumption. Sponsor a special event How to apply to sponsor special events like walks, parades, or festivals. Change ownership of a stationary food business How to change the ownership of a stationary food business. Change ownership of a mobile food business How to change the ownership of a mobile food business. Apply for a plan review for a stationary food business All the steps to getting a plan review for your new stationary food business. Apply for a plan review for a mobile food business All the steps to getting a plan review for your new mobile food business. Take a food safety certification course Information for food businesses owners about how and where to take an approved food safety certification course. Look up a food safety inspection report Search a database of food safety inspection reports issued by the Office of Food Protection from the last three years. Get a Sidewalk Cafe License How to get a license to operate a sidewalk cafe. Get a Food Preparation and Serving License How to get a license to prepare or serve food to the public. Get a Food Establishment Retail, Non-Permanent Location License How to get a license to run a mobile retail food business, such as a food truck or movable stand. Get a Food Establishment Retail, Permanent Location License How to get a license to sell food at a grocery, drug store, or market. Get a Food Manufacturer License How to get a license to manufacture, process, or wholesale food. Get a Temporary Sidewalk Cafe License Qualifying businesses can get a temporary license to offer outdoor dining on the sidewalk. Self-certify a food business for COVID-19 safety Self-certification is an optional COVID-19 safety program offered by the Commonwealth of PA to food business owners.