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.

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