What is Philly Loves Fresh?

Philly Loves Fresh is a campaign to promote fresh fruits and vegetables. It is a partnership among West and Southwest Philadelphia produce trucks and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Neighborhood produce trucks offer affordable and convenient fresh produce, even as food prices rise. These licensed trucks are not new — some have been serving and enriching neighborhoods for over 30 years.  Philly Loves Fresh aims to make sure everyone knows about them!

Philadelphia's Produce Trucks


Produce trucks are rooted in the community. Some have been operating for over 30 years in the same spot.


Produce trucks provide nutritious fruits and vegetables.


Produce trucks have great prices.


Produce trucks offer minimal wait time: Pick up your vegetables on the fly.


Produce trucks are typically open all day and year-round.


Produce trucks operate with proper licenses and certificates.


Produce trucks sell fruits and vegetables that are hard to find elsewhere.

Did you know?

Community Presence

Minimal excess produce goes to waste. Some trucks restock nearly everyday and donate extra produce to churches and mosques in the area. Other trucks donate their produce to those that cannot afford to purchase any. These produce trucks are rooted in their communities and are intentionally working to make eating fruits and vegetables the default choice. 

Historical Context

Philadelphia has a rich history of street vending from ethnic enclaves, including of soft pretzels, hot dogs, and even hoagies. Changing U.S laws accelerated immigration in the 1990s and resulted in an influx of African immigrants who transformed the economic, social and political landscapes of West, Southwest, North and Northeast Philadelphia. Produce vending was first a means of survival for entrepreneurs from these immigrant communities.

Find your nearest Produce Truck

Meet the Operators

ASEB Produce Truck

Meet Woldeab Tesfu at 65th & Elmwood Ave


Diaby Produce Truck

Meet Dramane Diaby at 73rd & Elmwood Ave

Kabba Produce Truck

Meet Mallay Kabba at 52nd & Girard Ave

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Motherland Produce Truck

Meet Ziggy Sidibe at 63rd & Haverford Ave

Solomon Produce Truck

Meet Solomon Tsegay at 48th & Spruce St

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Soul Glo Produce Truck

Meet Abdul Jabbar at 63rd & Spruce St

West Philly Fresh

Meet Yacouba Alhassane at 44th & Sansom St