East Passyunk, South Philly’s beloved foodie corridor, brings back its huge street festival — Flavors on the Avenue — this Sunday, April 29.
FLAVORS ON THE AVENUE FAST FACTS
- Flavors on the Avenue fills East Passyunk Avenue Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
- 24+ restaurants and bars serve food and drinks to festival attendees.
- The festival runs from Broad Street to Dickinson Street on East Passyunk Avenue.
- Admission to the festival is free; food and drinks are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The festival returns as an open-to-the-public street fest with food-and-drink vendors lining East Passyunk Avenue from Broad to Dickinson streets.
While the focal point may be the neighborhood’s excellent eats and drinks, Flavors on the Avenue also promises an array of shopping from local makers and shops, as well as live tunes from area musicians.
Read on for our guide to this weekend’s Flavors on the Avenue festival.
The Food and Drink
The East Passyunk neighborhood is known for its renowned restaurants, and on Sunday, April 29, more than two dozen of the area’s chefs serve up festival-ready food and drinks. At the festival, food items will cost between $3 and $6 (deal!) and will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Food highlights include roast pork sandwiches and cold noodles from Bing Bing Dim Sum, pizza from Stogie Joe’s, pork tacos from Cantina Los Caballitos, bitterballen from Noord, pork skin from Laurel/ITV, fried chicken and waffles from Chhaya, an assortment of Malaysian fare from Saté Kampar, cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches from Vanilya Bakery and sliders from P’unk Burger.
Guests can pair their fare with craft beer from the Bottle Shop, wine and cocktails from avenue drinkeries and sips from the new-this-year Founders Brewing Company beer tent.
Festival attendees should keep an eye out for some of the neighborhood’s new restaurants and bars participating in the Flavors on the Avenue fest for the first time. Guests can enjoy alfresco offerings from Barcelona Wine Bar (veggie paella!), Pistola’s Del Sur (ceviche!), Redcrest Fried Chicken (spicy chicken sliders!) and Manatawny Still Works (gin, vodka and whiskey cocktails!).
Shopping and Entertainment
Beyond food and drinks, East Passyunk’s great shops — Miss Demeanor, South Fellini, Tildie’s Toy Box and more — will be at the festival peddling a fine selection of goods.
Visiting crafters will stop at the festival for a pop-up crafter’s market curated by Nice Things Handmade. More than 80 arts and craft vendors will showcase furniture, jewelry, pottery, soaps, artisan foods, home decor and more.
As far as music, there will be plenty of toe-tapping tunes throughout the festival.
Visit the PPA lot between Morris and Tasker streets for bluegrass, rock and more, or head to Stogie Joe’s to groove along to classic Sinatra songs.
Getting There and Staying Over
East Passyunk Avenue is super accessible by SEPTA, bike, car and even by foot.
The Tasker-Morris subway stop leaves you just a few blocks away from the events on East Passyunk Avenue and so do the buses that run up and down Broad Street.
There are a number of Indego docking stations around the festival grounds, too, including one at the start of the festival at East Passyunk Avenue and Broad Street.
Get your appetite ready for this food-filled fest in South Philly!