Food Truck Frenzy: Night Market on Washington Avenue

 

Tables were set up in the middle of Washington Avenue for a 2012 Night Market event | Photo: Theresa Stigale

The June Night Market was held last night on Washington Avenue and thousands of visitors jammed the streets in perfect summer weather. Philly food trucks, the stars of the night, stretched down several blocks of Washington Avenue, which was closed for the event. Food and drink selections ranged from porchetta to fried cheese curds and margaritas to craft beer. In addition to the food trucks, there were craft tables and specialty vendors curated by Renaissance Craftables as well as live entertainment.

Night Market visitors enjoyed a wide selection of food and drink | Photo: Theresa Stigale

The “?uest Loves Food Pop-Up at Night Market” tent and garden drew a huge crowd. At $55 for a tent party, the price might have seemed a bit steep– even if it was curated by ?uestlove. The event sold out, however. Inside the tent, local flavor came from art by With Art Philadelphia, landscaping by MODA Botanica, cocktails by mixologists at Farmers’ Cabinet, local liquors from Philadelphia Distilling, plus beer and wine from Yards Brewing Company and Penns Woods Winery.

Nomad Pizza brought their wood-fired pizza to the Night Market | Photo: Theresa Stigale

The June Market was the sixth street food festival organized in Philadelphia by the Food Trust. The host partner for the Washington Ave event was the Bella Vista United Civic Association. Check out the official Night Market website for more info and upcoming Night Markets around the city.

Barbeque food truck at Night Market | Photo: Theresa Stigale

There were long lines at the Night Market for Isgros Italian pastries | Photo: Theresa Stigale

A live band provided entertainment for Night Market visitors | Photo: Theresa Stigale

About the author

Theresa Stigale was born and raised in Southwest Philly. She earned a B.B.A. from Temple University in 1983. Theresa is a photographer as well as a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker, developer and instructor. In the past ten years, she has documented the loft conversion projects that she and her partners have completed in Philadelphia, from stately old abandoned warehouses covered with graffiti to vintage factories, some still active with manufacturing. Visit her web site at TheresaStigalePhotography.com.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
La Salle University Tears Down Historic Victorian Home

La Salle University Tears Down Historic Victorian Home

July 19, 2017  |  News

Another historic home is demolished by La Salle University for campus expansion > more

Shaping Up And Shipping Out At Philadelphia's First Navy Yard

Shaping Up And Shipping Out At Philadelphia’s First Navy Yard

July 18, 2017  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K sets sail for South Philly where shipbuilding and national defense once defined the Delaware River waterfront > more

Demolition Of Two Neighborhood Sanctuaries Begins

Demolition Of Two Neighborhood Sanctuaries Begins

July 14, 2017  |  News

Two historic churches meet the wrecking ball this week. Michael Bixler reports > more

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

July 12, 2017  |  Marked Potential

Shila Griffith is back with the latest and last edition of her column, Market Potential. In this final piece, Griffith reinvents a vacant, Mid-century Modern landmark near Chinatown as a cooperative cooking space for culinary entrepreneurs > more

Old Mansion Hangs Tough On Chestnut Street

Old Mansion Hangs Tough On Chestnut Street

July 10, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

Rittenhouse Square is full of sturdy, old mansions, but you would be hard-pressed to find one as resilient as this. The Shadow has the lowdown on this tenacious Queen Ann Revival home at 22nd and Chestnut Streets > more

Summer Break

Summer Break

June 30, 2017  |  News

The Hidden City Daily team is taking a short summer vacation. We'll be back on Monday, July 10th. Have a great Independence Day! > more