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SUNDAY, East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District Flavors on the Avenue

Philadelphia, PA - East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents Flavors on the Avenue on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. One of the city’s largest and longest-running food festivals returns to South Philadelphia for the 18th year. Neighbors, visitors, foodies and music lovers will come
together for an all day, all ages celebration with five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music and sidewalk sales. Over two dozen of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, cafes and bars will be participating, including Barcelona Wine Bar, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Cantina Los Caballitos, Le Virtu, Ember & Ash, Flannel, Milk Jawn, Noir, Ocho Rios Parrilla, Pistolas Del Sur, Pizzata Pizzeria and Birreria, P'UNK burger, Stogie Joes, Townsend, Vanilya Bakery and more. Over 100 vendors will line the Avenue, including 80+ artists and makers curated by Nice Things Handmade. Family fun will include balloons, bounce house, arts and crafts, games and more. The festivities will run along East Passyunk, from Broad to Dicknson streets. The event is open to all ages. Food and drink is pay-as-you-go. For more information, visit and follow Screenshot 2024-04-27 at 22.51.07@eastpassyunk.

“Flavors on the Avenue started back in 2007 and has grown to become one of the most popular outdoor food festivals in Philadelphia,” said EPABID Board President Michelle Gillen-Doobrajh, who is also the owner of Tildie’s Toy Box and Tiny Tildie’s. “Flavors is the Avenue’s invitation for people from across the region to share our love of food. It is a time to come together and celebrate the top chefs and restaurants that make East Passyunk one of the top food destinations in America. It is also the chance to explore our fast growing retail scene, while supporting local small businesses. Come for the food and the drink, but stay for the music, the community, the activities and the shopping. Make it a day with us on East Passyunk.”

America’s Top 10 Foodie Street will have dozens of East Passyunk’s award-winning restaurants, bars, cafes and eateries serving out in the street under the blue skies. Look for everything from street food favorites, tasty handhelds, vegan delights, sweet and savory options, and South Philly classics. Select restaurants will serve seasonal refreshments including cocktails, beer and wine. The early list of restaurants, bars and eateries will include:

* Barcelona Wine Bar - Patatas bravas with garlic aioli sauce, ham and cheese croquettes with garlic aioli
* Bing Bing Dim Sum - Cheesesteak baos (steak, cheese, onions and peppers on a bao bun), curry pan baos (curried potatoes, carrots and peppers on a bao bun), spiked lemonade (Tito’s vodka, blueberry ginger lemonade), Love City Pilsner IPA, Original Sin Cider
* Cantina Los Caballitos
* Delicious Sweets - Assorted cakes and cookies
* Ember & Ash - Oklahoma burger slider (ground beef, onion, and Comeback sauce on a Hawaiian roll)
* Flannel - Banana egg rolls (bananas, banana pudding wrapped in egg roll wrapper and fried), Nashville hot vegan chorizo wrap, iced coffee, iced tea
* Laurel EPX - Cigar City margarita gose, New Trail crisp lager, Shocksburh rose cider

* Le Virtu - Patio season returns with all the garden and Italian vibes, with food served inside, under the covered patio and out under the blue skies in the courtyard 
* Milk Jawn - Various flavors of ice cream
* Nutmeg Bar and Market - New to East Passyunk with a zero proof bar
* Noir - Rice balls (rice, cheese, prosciutto), hot dogs (with coleslaw and cabbage), cheeseburger, Poutine (french fries, cheese curds and brown gravy), roasted pork sandwich, beer and cocktails
* Ocho Rios Parrilla - Jerk chicken, peas and rice, steamed cabbage with mixed veggies, brown stew chicken, tacos (shrimp, chicken or pork), and pineapples with coconut milk
* Pistolas Del Sur - Chips and guacamole (avocado, pineapple, watermelon, chili flakes), Buffalo chicken sandwich (roasted chicken, carrots, cabbage, mayo, bleu cheese, Buffalo hot sauce), margaritas and beer
* Pizzata Pizzeria and Birreria - Cheese and pepperoni pizza and draft beer
* P'UNK burger - Chicken sandwich (boneless chicken, breaded and fried, lettuce, tomato) cheeseburger, hot sog, grilled portobello sandwich (portobello mushroom, BBQ sauce)
* Giuseppe’s Market at Samuels Seafood - Shrimp cocktail poke (shrimp, cucumber, onion, avocado, lime, cilantro, tomatoes, corn, tortilla), salmon poke (salmon, unagi glaze, spicy mayo, cucumber, carrots, daikon, shisho, scallion, corn tortilla), tuna poke (tuna, unagi glaze, spicy mayo, cucumber, carrots, daikon, shisho, scallion, corn tortilla)
* Stogie Joes - Pizza by the slide, beer, wine, mixed cocktails
* The Bottle Shop - Slushees and beer
* The Dutch - Adult beverages
* The Pub On Passyunk East (the P.O.P.E.) - Selection of cold beer
* Townsend - Shrimp toast (sliced squid ink brioche topped with shrimp salad), pickle on a stick (pickled Israeli cucumber), sausage on a stick (garlic sausage link, baked and served on a stick), Rhubarbie (rhubarb vodka, lavender and lemon), Duck al’ orange (duck fat whiskey, orange, bitters)
* Vanilya Bakery - Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with buttercream, macarons
Other Avenue businesses offering outdoor vending, side-walk sales and/or specials inside their businesses will also include:

While festival-goers sip, savor and shop they can dance in the street with live music spread along the festival footprint at four locations. Dating back to the very early days of the festival, East Passyunk legend Stogie Joes will have festival-goers dancing in the street from start to end with tunes from Frank Sintatra followed by a DJ.

The early music line-up is as follows:

Singing Fountain (1500 block)
11:30am to 1:30pm - Mia Johnson
1:45pm to 2:30pm - Batala
3:00pm to 5:00pm - Skip Winters

All Day - DJ Lindsay

Watkins Street (1700 block)
12:00pm to 1:30pm - Cheddar Boys
1:45pm to 3:15pm - City Rhythm
3:30pm to 5:00pm - Brown Sugar

Moore St (1800 block)
All Day - Stogie Joe's

Mifflin Triangle
11:00am to 2:00pm - Mike Carney
2:30pm to 4:30pm - Andrea Amoroso

Juniper Street (1900 block)
12:00pm to 2:00pm - Emily Drinker
2:00pm to 5:00pm - Cordelia Blue

Along with endless food, drink and music options, Flavors will offer free family friendly activities presented by Philadelphia Union Soccer and  The Capri Dessecker Team | RE/MAX One Realty Realty – including arts and crafts, games, moon bounce and more. Additionally, a number of boutiques and businesses along East Passyunk will also host workshops, activities and family fun inside their spaces.

Dating back to the event's early years, Nice Things Handmade will present one of the city’s best curated line-ups for makers and artists. The event has grown from two dozen craft vendors to nearly 100 in 2024, selling everything from home decor, paintings, candles, jewelry, pottery, furniture, soaps, artisan packaged foods, handmade pet treats, fashion - and everything in between. The growing list is as follows:

Art By Alicia- Illustrations of Philly
Ana Thorne- Home art and accessories
Arts & Feels – Home accessories
Alley Cat Clay – Ceramics
Alien Bratz- Jewelry
Baby Face Mugs-Ceramics
Bath Bomb Baby- Body care
Clariza Plants – Gardening
Color and Flame- Candles
Caitlin Peck – Illustration
Collide Magazine -Artist group
Crea Designs – Jewelry
Cassie Craft Coven – Accessories
Designs By Rel- Jewelry
Daisy Lane Designs- Polymer clay jewelry
Dumpster Fires For You – Candles
Dye hard fan – Philly apparel
Evol Soul – Jewelry and accessories
Geometric Gem- Jewelry
Gay Clay- Polymer Jewelry
GB Jewelry – Jewelry
Geek Boy Press- Prints/T-shirts
HeyDay Vintage – Vintage
Joan Ramone- Children
Jane Broadbent- Ceramics
Jay McQuirns – Illustrations and stickers
Jeremy Berkman Graphic Design – Graphic design prints
Katheryn Maxwell- Art
Little Hammers – Crochet
Laura Murdoch Fine Art – Artwork
Lauren Matesich Art – Upcycled art/vintage
Lily Lough Jewelry – Jewelry
Little Kitty Vintage – Vintage
Madison Vermilya- Art
Meg Lemieur Art- Art
Mesc Designs – Jewelry
Modern hex – upcycled handmade clothing
Natural Order Handmade – Bath and Body
Old Blood Jewelry – Jewelry
Paint it Forward – Art
Philly Ain’t Bad – Clothing
Paul Carpenter Art – Clothing and Art
Philly Candles - Candles
Philly Yo' Self – Prints
Rose Bear Art – Stickers /Art
Rope Buddies -Accessories
Randu Art- Clothing and stickers
Serving Silver- Jewelry
Studio Twenty-Nine – Jewelry
Stitchprism- Jewelry/Art
Skin Mush – Skin care
Stevie Llaney Art- Figure Drawings
S H Candles – Candles
Sevanesa Handmade – Soap
Sew Much Cooler – Children Clothing
Sew and Sow Boutique – Boutique Truck
Studio Bladel – Laser Cut Jewelry
Tootsie Vittles-Vintage
TieBro Handmade Bow Ties- bow ties made on site
The Tin Goat -Soap
The 50/50 Company- Art
The Satin Lady Vintage – Vintage
Textile Trolley- Baby Goods
Woolies- Childrens goods
Wrong World – Ceramics
Yardsale Press- Art

East Passyunk's spring festival showcases not only the best food the city has to offer - but shows off the hidden retail, family and fashion gems along the Avenue. While you sip and savor, look for sidewalk sales, spring fashions, gifts, greenery and more along the Avenue. Make sure to stop in and meet some of the new and long-time boutique owners.

Flavors on the Avenue is presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, with support from major sponsors Samuels Seafood Company, Daiya Vegan Cheese, Penn Beer and Forrester Property Management.

The event is free and open to the public, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. For more information, visit, call 215-336-1455 and follow @eastpassyunk on social media. Watch for social media updates for music updates, vendor additions and other surprises. Tag #EastPassyunkFlavors to share favorite images from the festivities!


Flavors on the Avenue is inspired by East Passyunk’s former Flavors food festival and fundraiser that dates back to 2007. It started under a giant tent with the city’s top chefs serving their own signature bites to a sold out crowd of 1,000 festival-goers. The event was a fundraiser to pay for Avenue services, such as street cleaning and safety.

After outgrowing the space and set-up, the event expanded in 2017 and went from the tent to the street. Capacity went from 1,000 to tens of thousands, making that year’s event the largest event in the history of East Passyunk. The tent is still gone and the event now continues to go from a parking lot to five blocks. The event has expanded and added family fun, live music, sidewalk sales and makers/artists. It continues to be the Avenue’s largest signature event of the year - and one of the biggest outdoor food festivals in the region.


East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 160+ independently owned shops and restaurants that perfectly balance the best of old and new. East Passyunk is a mile-long continuously walkable corridor mixing boutique shopping, world-class cuisine, and world-famous cheesesteaks, with trendy shops, handmade arts, and popular events. More than 50 eateries offer a diverse array of dining options, from authentic traditional Italian, to fine contemporary American, to Mexican, Asian, gastropubs and more, including many regulars on Philly's top best-of lists. Centered around the beautiful Singing Fountain, a communal gathering place on Tasker Street, this store-lined commercial corridor is a South Philly gem.