It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated food events in the city, and on Sunday, April 30, Flavors on the Avenue is taking a slightly different approach — moving the whole sensory bonanza onto East Passyunk Avenue.
Eschewing previous year’s food tents for a straight-up street jam, the food festival will still feature the neighborhood’s astounding array of excellent restaurants — more than two dozen in total. Each will supply small-plate versions of their signature dishes, many of which trot the globe and back.
This year, the festival will be known as Flavors on the Avenue to reflect its all-new street festival setting.
Tickets, which can be purchased in advance, cover tasting everything the fest has to offer — a dish from each of the restaurants plus two beers from the beer wagon — and cost $50.
Visitors can also pay for each dish à la carte, with an average of $3 to $6 per item. Live music will be hosted at three different areas, including the 1600, 1800 and 1900 blocks of East Passyunk Avenue.
For those looking for beverages other than beer, Vin Café (wine!) and Pollyodd (limoncello!) will also be on hand, along with the avenue’s other shops and businesses peddling wares al fresco with special deals and discounts.
The shopping component also features dozens of crafters. Expect everything from candles and artwork to jewelry and furniture.
Families will find plenty of fun to explore, too. Kid activity stations will be arranged throughout the neighborhood. Among the all-ages fun: a music zone, art zone and a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
Rounding out the lineup, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will host an exhibit at The Gateway (Broad Street and Passyunk Avenue).
Tickets go on sale March 30. Don’t miss one of the city’s premier annual food festivals!