East Passyunk Restaurant Week is serving up enticing treats

East Passyunk Restaurant Week
Townsend EPX
KC Tinari

If you haven’t been to the lively South Philly neighborhood of East Passyunk in a while, you now have a very tasty incentive to do so.

From Monday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 10, Philadelphians can indulge in everything that East Passyunk Restaurant Week has to offer. This annual event, from the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, is in its 11th year and features restaurants offering expanded price points serving three-course prix fixe lunch and/or dinner options. Diners can check out the meals for indoor/outdoor dining service, or for some takeaway deals. 

Price points range depending on the establishment, and the options for cuisines range even more with French to Italian to Vietnamese and beyond being served up. As a release states, this year patrons can also expect prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus from newcomers, as well as returning favorites, priced at $20, $30, $40, and $55 for exclusive, elevated experiences. 

East Passyunk Restaurant Week
The DutchMax Mester

“East Passyunk Avenue restaurants have continued to offer an abundance of creativity, comfort, and culinary experiences over the last year,” said EPABID Executive Director Adam Leiter in a statement. “Supporting them now through daily dining and events like restaurant week ensures that they’ll continue to be here as an essential part of what makes East Passyunk and Philadelphia so special.”

In the $20 range, Philadelphians can find stops at Black and Brew, MoonNight, Noir, Ochos Richos Parrilla and Stargazy for lunch. P’unk Burger, on the other hand, will be offering $20 options for both lunch and dinner with options spanning their classic P’unk Burger, Spinach Feta Burger, Jalapeno Hot Honey Chicken, Vegan Beyond Fig Burger, sweet potato fries, mozzarella sticks, peanut butter captain crunch shake and more. 

In the $30 range, diners can find options from Barcelona Wine Bar, Marra’s, MoonNight, Ochos Richos Parrilla, Stogie Joe’s and Stargazy. POPE will also be offering dishes such as a cup of cream of tomato soup, pumpkin carrot soup, a smoked seitan Rueben on marble rye, plus a draft beer of your choice from their rotating selection. The Palace of Indian on the other hand will be serving up specialty options such as chicken pakora, lamb samosas, lamb, rice pudding and more. 

In the $40 to $55 range, options begin to expand more. Patrons can choose between Bing Bing Dim Sum, the popular non-traditional dim sum and Chinese spot featuring dishes with a Jewish twist, or Flannel an all day southern cafe featuring comfort food favorites, unique dishes, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights, or even Gabriella’s Vietnam, an authentic contemporary Vietnamese BYOB that brings soulful Vietnamese street eats to South Philadelphia. 

A few other favorites include Ember & Ash, an eatery from Chefs Scott Calhoun and Dave Feola, along with GM Gianna Spatoulas that opened in early 2020 and Townsend EPX, which comes from Chef Townsend Wentz. There’s also The Dutch, helmed by co-owners Chef Lee Styer and Chef Kevin Watters which has quickly become a hotspot on East Passyunk serving up an assortment of reimagined Pennsylvania Dutch classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

East Passyunk Restaurant Week
Bing Bing Dim SumProvided

A full list of participating restaurants and businesses, plus menus and dates of participation are available online. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For additional information and for a complete list of businesses along East Passyunk Avenue, visit visiteastpassyunk.com and follow EPABID on Facebook.com/eastpassyunk, Twitter @EPassyunkAve and on Instagram @eastpassyunk.