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April 10, 2013

Food And Wine Magazine Awards East Passyunk Avenue A Spot On Its List Of 10 Best Foodie Streets In America

According to Food and Wine magazine (and everyone here in Philly), East Passyunk Avenue is Philadelphia's hippest food row. (Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC)

Awesome accolades keep rolling in for Philly food.

Most recently, East Passyunk Avenue snagged a spot on Food and Wine magazine’s list of the 10 Best Foodie Streets In America in the May 2013 issue, which hit newsstands this week.

East Passyunk keeps good company with the likes of other terrific thoroughfares like Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, West Randolph Street in Chicago and Valencia Street in San Francisco.

The article, written by acclaimed local food writer Joy Manning, spotlights five hot spots in the South Philadelphia neighborhood.

East Passyunk’s Fond and its French-influenced fare starts off the list. The tasty flatbreads paired with ramp salad are highlighted in the write-up, as are the Le Bec Fin pedigrees of chefs Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki.

Era Atomica, a treasure trove of mid-century modern goods, secures a spot on the list for its extensive collection of vintage kitchenware.

It wouldn’t be a complete South Philly list if pizza didn’t snag a spot. Marra’s tasty pies (and crusts) receives a nod, as does Pollyodd, East Passyunk’s limoncello distributor.

Finally, Will BYOB’s fine food and chef Christopher Kearse’s conceptual techniques round out the piece.

It only seems right that the South Philly avenue grabbed some foodie press. The stretch has long been known for delicious and authentic Italian fare, and now more and more restaurants are flocking to the avenue.

The Food and Wine list mentions just a handful of the area’s great shops and restaurants, through, so head out to the East Passyunk neighborhood and explore for yourself. If you need a reason, look ahead to East Passyunk Avenue’s Flavors of the Avenue on Saturday, April 27.

Read the full write-up here.

[Food and Wine Magazine]

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David Huffnagle says:

I worked in South Philly, many years ago.

I’d love to visit Philly. I love any area that caters to foodies. :)