Food trucks are settling into their zones in Center City, the Navy Yard and the college campuses.
Now, Philadelphia is going back to drum up support for the original street-food source: sidewalk vendors.
The city will accept applications for 39 Center City vending locations between June 16 and 20, and it's so keen on finding candidates, it's waiving the $50 application fee.
The solicitation and the list of locations are here.
Some spots were simply abandoned by previous vendors, said a rep with the city.
Among them are some high-pedestrian-traffic zones: a spot on 15th Street just south of Market, for one.
I see another, on the east side of 12th Street just south of Market, that - alas - may be unavailable for a good long while if that just-announced Market Street development rips up the area.
Winning applicants will be notified in July.