East Passyunk Avenue has shown a lot of flavor over the years from trendy shops to great dining experiences.
On April 30, South Philly’s premiere destination for food and festivals will host Flavors on the Avenue, giving guests a peek at the area’s diverse culinary offerings, while serving up a heavy dish of sidewalk sales, live music and more.
Starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m., the street festival party spans more than a half-mile along East Passyunk Avenue from Broad Street to Dickinson Street.
“Following the immense success of last year’s Flavors on the Avenue, we’re looking ahead to this year featuring brand-new restaurants, food and drink offerings, music acts and retailers,” said East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District Executive Director Adam Leiter.
The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, which is home to more than 160 independently owned shops and restaurants, is welcoming back the event with more than 100 craft vendors, stellar sidewalk sales and fun-filled family-oriented activities for people of all ages.
Fan-favorite restaurants and bars will host can’t-miss specials for one day only. There is a wide variety of diverse restaurants participating in the event, which includes: Bing Bing Dim Sum (1648 E. Passyunk Ave.), Bottle Shop (1616 E. Passyunk Ave.), Cantina los Caballitos (1651 E. Passyunk Ave.), Cartesian Brewing (1500 block of E. Passyunk Ave.), Ember & Ash (1520 E. Passyunk Ave.), Flannel (1819 E. Passyunk Ave.), Kouklet Brazilian Bakehouse (1647 E. Passyunk Ave.), La Scala’s Birra (1700 E. Passyunk Ave.), Laurel (1617 E. Passyunk Ave.), Manatawny Still Works (1603 E. Passyunk Ave.), MoonNight (1907 E. Passyunk Ave.), Noir Restaurant and Bar (1909 E. Passyunk Ave.), Pistolas del Sur (1934 E. Passyunk Ave.), Punk Burger (1823 E. Passyunk Ave.) and Stogie Joe’s (1801 E. Passyunk Ave.).
But it doesn’t end with a good meal. Flavors on the Avenue offers locals and visitors a chance to find one-of-a-kind hidden gems like clothing, books, home décor, art and accessories at various sidewalk sales courtesy of A Novel Idea, Amelie’s Bark Shop, Ill Exotics, Latchkey, Mesh Vintage, Metro Mens Clothing, NRS Boutique, Occasionette, South Fellini, Urban Jungle and more. Additionally, Nice Things Handmade presents a collection of the region’s top makers, artists and crafters with paintings, pottery, furniture, jewelry and everything in between. About 100 vendors will be posted in the PPA lot (1628 E. Passyunk) and along the Avenue with an eclectic mix of hand-crafted goods and locally made finds.
Live music from local musicians SNACKTIME, Sug Daniels, The Cheddar Boys, City Rhythm Orchestra, The Blue Pharaohs, Three for the Road, Dot Levine of Dottie’s Serenade Service, DJ Linz X Mars, Batala Philly and more will all take place at various spots along the Avenue including the intersection near Barcelona Wine Bar (1709 E. Passyunk), the Singing Fountain (East Passyunk and Tasker), near Pistolas del Sur (1934 E. Passyunk) and PPA lot (1628 E. Passyunk).
“Flavors showcases everything East Passyunk has to offer, from the diverse culinary talents of our constantly evolving food scene to the wide variety of expanding retail options,” Leiter said. “It’s our open invitation for people from across the region to run over and explore our ‘Avenue for All’ and enjoy a beautiful spring day in South Philly.”
For additional information regarding Flavors on the Avenue and for a complete list of businesses along East Passyunk Avenue, visit visiteastpassyunk.com.