Published on February 8 2023

DRWC is seeking proposals from prospective restaurateurs, restaurant groups, artisan food vendors, or individuals to license and operate high-quality food and non-alcoholic beverage concessions within Spruce Street Harbor Park and/or other DRWC-operated parks (pending availability) for the Summer 2023 season.

RFP submissions should reflect how the vendor will:

  • Provide a concept with a distinctive experience that will cater to local residents and visitors.
  • Draw new and diverse audiences to the Delaware River Waterfront and create unique food offerings.
  • Foster collaboration with artists, and local vendors. 
  • Participate in waterfront events and programming,
  • Collaborate with DRWC, other restaurateurs/concessionaires, and program staff to create and support compelling, artistically, and culturally diverse events that showcase the local Philadelphia arts and culture scene.


  • Request Released on February 7, 2023
  • Submit questions to on March 1, 2023
  • Proposals are due by 5 pm, EST on March 8, 2023
  • Vendor(s) selected by approximately late March 2023/April 2023
  • Food concession program to commence Summer Season 2023

Proposals should be sent to Spruce Street Admin Desk via email to, by March 8, 2023, at 5 pm, EST. Large files can be sent via Dropbox to

Review the full RFP below.