Flavors on the Avenue comes back tastier than ever in 2023

Flavors on the Avenue, things to do in Philly this weekend
Flavors on the Avenue will take place June 11.
Melissa Moore

Later this month, Philadelphians can get a taste of one of South Philly’s most cultural culinary neighborhoods with East Passyunk’s Flavors on the Avenue. 

This annual spring festival will feature live entertainment, a various amount of craft vendors, stellar sidewalk sales, family-oriented activities, and much more, all while showcasing the area’s cuisine and culture. And being home to more than 160 independently-owned shops and restaurants, visitors will have a lot to see when this event kicks off on Sunday, April 30. 

“Following the immense success of last year’s Flavors on the Avenue, we’re looking ahead to this year featuring brand-new restaurants, food and drink offerings, music acts, and retailers,” said East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District’s Executive Director Adam Leiter in a statement.

Leiter continued: “Flavors showcases everything East Passyunk has to offer, from the diverse culinary talents of our constantly evolving food scene to the wide variety of expanding retail options. It’s our open invitation for people from across the region to run over and explore our ‘Avenue for All’ and enjoy a beautiful spring day in South Philly.”

Flavors on the Avenue will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will showcase a wide range of fare, from Mexican to Asian-inspired to Southern-influenced and everything in between. Highlighted restaurants include Bing Bing Dim Sum, Cartesian Brewing, Kouklet Brazilian Bakery, Flannel, Laurel, La Scala’s Birra, Pistolas Del Sur, P’unk Burger, Moon Night and many more. 

Flavors on the Avenue

As a release states, locals and visitors searching for one-of-a-kind, hidden gems in the form of clothing, books, home décor, art, and accessories can browse various sidewalk sales courtesy of A Novel Idea, Amelie’s Bark Shop, Ill Exotics, Latchkey, Mesh Vintage, Metro Mens Clothing, NRS Boutique, Occasionette, South Fellini, Urban Jungle and others as well. Additionally, Nice Things Handmade will present a collection of the region’s top makers, artists, and crafters with paintings, pottery, furniture, jewelry, and everything in-between

In total, Philadelphians can find 100 vendor in the PPA lot (1628 East Passyunk) and along the Avenue while at the event. Music-wise, Flavors on the Avenue will feature a variety of local talent as well, such as SNACKTIME, Sug Daniels, The Cheddar Boys, City Rhythm Orchestra, The Blue Pharaohs, Three for the Road, Dot Levine of Dottie’s Serenade Service, DJ Linz X Mars and Batala Philly. 

Stages will be set at a few different points through the festival, including at the intersection near Barcelona Wine Bar (1709 East Passyunk), the Singing Fountain (East Passyunk and Tasker), near Pistolas del Sur (1934 East Passyunk), the PPA Lot (1628 East Passyunk) and more.

Flavors on the Avenue is sponsored by Samuels and Son, Fulton Bank, Victory Brewing Company, Iron Hill Brewery, New Belgium Brewing Company, Downeast Cider House, The Capri Dessecker Team at RE/MAX One Realty, Univest, and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, the release finishes.

For additional information regarding Flavors on the Avenue and for a complete list of businesses along East Passyunk Avenue, go to visiteastpassyunk.com and follow EPABID on their social media channels: Facebook.com/eastpassyunk | Twitter: @EPassyunkAve | Instagram: @eastpassyunk.