Restaurant Week begins Monday on East Passyunk

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A dish from Townsend EPX. Photo by KC Tinari

East Passyunk’s Restaurant Week is back and celebrating its 10th annual event.

From Feb. 28 through March 11, foodies can take advantage of premier lunch and dinner opportunities at affordable prices in East Passyunk’s bustling restaurant and shopping district. 

Hosted by the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, which is home to more than 160 independently owned shops and restaurants, the 10th annual East Passyunk Restaurant Week will return with fan-favorite participants serving up three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner offerings at a variety of price points.

“East Passyunk restaurants are the heart and soul of the neighborhood and represent what it means to be dedicated to the Philadelphia food scene,” said EPABID Executive Director Adam Leiter. “Supporting them now is a way to make sure they’ll be able to continue offering a variety of dining options, including recent award winners and accolade recipients as well as Avenue classics.”

A dish from Ember and Ash

Indoor and outdoor seating is available all along the Avenue. This year, patrons can expect prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus from newcomers as well as returning favorites priced at $20, $30, $40 and $55 for exclusive, elevated experiences. Guests can try a new hot spot or revisit one of their favorites. East Passyunk Restaurant Week offers an eclectic mix of new and trending restaurants, South Philadelphia favorites and premier culinary spots all with diverse flavors and fare.

There are more than 20 spots to choose from and a full list of participating locations can be found at https://www.eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com/.

Guests can enjoy popular non-traditional dim sum and Chinese dishes with a Jewish twist at Bing Bing Dim Sum (1648 E. Passyunk Ave.) or go with a modern approach to global peasant food with menu items cooked in a specially built wood-burning hearth at Ember & Ash at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave.

Flannel will be cooking up comfort food favorites, unique dishes at its all-day southern cafe at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave. with live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and Gabriella’s Vietnam (1837 E. Passyunk Ave.) will showcase its authentic contemporary Vietnamese BYOB that brings soulful Vietnamese street eats to South Philadelphia.

Have a craving for Italian food? Le Virtù (1927 E. Passyunk Ave.) focuses on Italy’s Abruzzo region, showcased via pasta and salumi, plus thoughtful wine and beverage programs.

Townsend EPX at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave. is a highly acclaimed French restaurant offering a seasonal, all-prix fixe menu with modern versions of classic dishes courtesy of Chef Townsend Wentz.

Want a good old-fashioned burger? P’unk Burger (1823 E. Passyunk Ave.) is a contemporary spot for organic, locally sourced burger patties for meat lovers and vegetarians with dozens of toppings, sauces, sides and milkshakes.

Just off the Avenue, Triangle Tavern at 1338 S. 10th St. hosts South Philadelphia Italian and comfort food favorites with some of the best vegan and vegetarian dishes in the city.

Reservation information is available on the bottom of each menu page at https://www.eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com/.

As COVID restrictions are fluid, current guidelines can be found on the city’s website at phila.gov, and for specific policies, consult directly with participating establishments.