Philadelphia's favorite street food festival
What is Night Market Philadelphia?
“Here’s how it works: Take a commercial corridor, line it with food trucks, cut off through traffic, and wait for the masses to arrive.” – Jake Blumgart, The Philadelphia Inquirer
In 2010, The Food Trust created Night Market Philadelphia to bring communities together and celebrate the joy of food. Modeled after similar markets in Asia, it was planned to be a lively gathering with delicious food, locally crafted beverages, outdoor seating and live music.
Today, Night Market isn’t just a busy night for food truck vendors—it’s an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and build a lasting customer base. As part of a larger effort to create a local healthy food economy in the region, the event was created with four main goals in mind:
• Attract visitors from all over the city and surrounding areas
• Provide residents with a unique venue to enjoy freshly prepared foods
• Support local food entrepreneurs
• Showcase the quality and diversity of ethnic foods in Philadelphia
Over the past five years, Night Market Philadelphia has become an institution by enlivening communities, empowering entrepreneurs and creating culinary destinations.
Looking forward with the support of community partners such as South Street West Business Association, Mt. Airy USA and Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, Night Market can continue to serve as a conduit to community development by expanding its reach to support even more local food entrepreneurs, celebrate diverse neighborhoods and serve as a model for organizations across the country.