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
L&I An Overlooked Asset To Historic Preservation Efforts

L&I An Overlooked Asset To Historic Preservation Efforts

November 16, 2018  |  Vantage

Dana Rice looks at "demolition by neglect" and the potential of the Department of Licenses and Inspections as an unlikely ally in the fight to solve Philly's preservation crisis > more

The Making & Breaking Of The Philadelphia Commercial Museum

The Making & Breaking Of The Philadelphia Commercial Museum

November 14, 2018  |  Vantage

Edward Duffy takes us back when industry, commerce, and foreign trade flooded the halls of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum, the first institution of its kind in the United States > more

Rare Books Department At FLP Examines A City In Transition

Rare Books Department At FLP Examines A City In Transition

November 9, 2018  |  News

Affordable housing, displacement and gentrification, demolition for redevelopment--sounds a lot like today's local headlines, but Philly has been dealing with these issues for decades. This and more is addressed in the new exhibition, "Philadelphia: The Changing City," now on view at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Ali Roseberry-Polier has the review. > more

Dispatch From the Dolomites: Lamenting the Loss of Northern Italy's Philly Twin

Dispatch From the Dolomites: Lamenting the Loss of Northern Italy’s Philly Twin

November 7, 2018  |  Vantage

Contributor Ann de Forest dials home from Italy where she visits a little chapel that, until recently, had a sibling on Christian Street > more

Secluded Stone Stairway On Lincoln Drive Revealed

Secluded Stone Stairway On Lincoln Drive Revealed

November 2, 2018  |  Vantage

A mysterious set of stairs next to Monoshone Creek leads Sharon Barr on a path to uncover its origins > more

The Ghastly Tale Of South Philly’s Cult Of The Holy Ghost

The Ghastly Tale Of South Philly’s Cult Of The Holy Ghost

October 30, 2018  |  Vantage

A secretive cult dedicated to the worship of a Swiss woman met a horrific end in 19th century South Philly. Ryan Briggs unearths the grim details > more