Passyunk Square, famously encompassing the diagonal mixed-use corridor of East Passyunk Avenue, reaches from Sixth Street to the east and Broad Street to the west, as well as Washington Avenue to the north and Tasker Street to the south. Residents adopt the 19147 zip code.
A pot of gold for dining, Passyunk makes up a diverse collection of some of Philadelphia’s most high-rated eateries.
For breakfast, Green Eggs Cafe soaks big-as-your-face, decadent stacks of French toast; Black ‘N Brew blends power smoothies and scrambles; and Essen, tucked in a small building across from Acme Market, bakes morning breads – plus, rugelach – that pack more than enough carbs to energize a busy morning.
Essen is also where you’ll find Elixr Coffee, roasted in Center City. Down the street, too, is Rival Bros. – another homegrown Philadelphia roaster with seasonally-swapped brews and breads delivered from High Street on Market, all in a chic ‘60s-inspired space.
Stateside has consistently won praise for its expert takes on everything from foie gras to whisky cocktails, and Brigantessa is a Passyunk staple for its Italian wood-fired pizzas.
Devil’s Den shines as the meeting ground during winter months, with its comforting fireplace, indulgent comfort foods and wide selection of craft brews. Meanwhile, the “POPE” (Pub On Passyunk East), hosts block parties in the summer and regularly welcomes folks from all corners of the neighborhood. During warm days, Garage, appropriately, opens its garage doors to welcome big crowds to pick from a book of brews rivaling The Dictionary in size.
La Veracruzana on Washington – for an under-the-radar option – has a reputation for some of the best tacos in town, and, to boot, is BYO.
Rounding all that out: Don’t let Triangle Tavern’s dark digs scare you off – it’s a welcoming locale for a drink and hearty eggplant parm. And for quaint, low-key dining experience of New American small plates, try Fond – just off Passyunk Avenue on Tasker Street.
Pick up after-dinner pastries – cannolis, Italian cookies and more – from Termini’s on Eighth Street. And, as a tip: The Lukoil at Broad and Washington carries pints of Bassetts Ice Cream.
Prime among the Passyunk Square attractions is what is sometimes affectionately referred to as “Cheesesteak Vegas,” or the intersection of Ninth Street and Passyunk Avenue with the glowing lights of Geno’s Steaks and Pat’s King of Steaks. Here, celebrities and politicians have traditionally passed through to order the city’s iconic “wiz wit” cheesesteak.
The Singing Fountain at Tasker Street and Passyunk Avenue is host to multicultural events year-round, but also doubles as a peaceful place to read or play a game of chess.
There are also a handful of murals in the neighborhood, like the Musician’s Mural at Broad and Tasker streets, depicting legendary Philadelphia musicians and industry vets like Jerry Blavat.
Columbus Square is host to youth sporting events, a dog park, playground equipment and ample green space for free-running. Capitolo Playground, neighboring Pat’s and Geno’s, similarly offers space for sports, picnics and casual recreation. For fitness aficionados, there’s a 24-hour City Fitness at 11th and Wharton streets, as well as a Sweat Fitness at Passyunk Avenue and Greenwich Street.
During the holiday season, the residents-led “Miracle on 13th Street” lights, strung from rowhome to rowhome, dazzle thousands of annual visitors at 13th and Tasker streets.
For kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students in the 19147 zip code may go to the George W. Nebinger School, located in Bella Vista, or the public-charter Christopher Columbus Charter School on the edge of Columbus Square. The Andrew Jackson School, Eliza B. Kirkbride School, Vare-Washington Elementary School and William M. Meredith Middle School are other nearby schools to the east and west of the neighborhood.
For grades nine through 12, local students may attend Furness High School, Academy at Palumbo, just outside of the Italian Market to the north, or the Creative and Performing Arts School on South Broad Street. These, in addition to all-city high schools.
For groceries, Acme Markets operates at 11th and Passyunk Avenue – what happens to also be the former site of Moyamensing Prison, signified with a historic marker across the street. Green Aisle Grocery, at Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street, is home to locally sourced produce, with CSA pickups. A CVS is located across from Acme for pharmaceutical needs, and a liquor store is around the corner on 11th Street.
For discount shopping, Save-A-Lot offers affordable packaged foods and limited produce at 13th Street and Washington Avenue.
Small businesses are the name of the game on East Passyunk Avenue: Amelie’s Bark Shop stocks with furry-friend needs, Urban Jungle sells everything from succulents to Christmas trees and South Fellini is the tongue-in-cheek Philly-themed novelty store with an abundance of hilarious gift options.
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