Philadelphia, PA - The Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park in Philadelphia allows visitors to sample local cuisine and culturally specific produce, plants, clothing, and jewelry. It opens on Saturday, April 1st, as a community hub and continues throughout the summer.
Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park in Philadelphia
The Market in Philadelphia provides an open space for Philadelphia's Asian communities to convene and sell their goods. Locals can shop here safely for food, while visitors can connect with different cultures through open spaces. Furthermore, being around people of similar cultures provides a sense of community and belonging.
Our vending community has expanded beyond Lao and Khmer sellers, including Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian vendors who share a passion for food, travel, and the outdoors. One of our most beloved vendors is Roeun Chum, who offers delicious Cambodian, Lao, and Vietnam dishes such as pork intestine in a hoagie sandwich and mee katang (Khmer-Chinese/Vietnamese comforting congee) that Sarun Chan from the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia describes as marrying together Khmer and Chinese flavors for an authentic Chinese classic dish that delivers warm smokiness."
The market offers an ideal escape from city life on weekend mornings or afternoon strolls through South Philadelphia. Accessible parking is available nearby, and lots to do: visit a 1914 gazebo, tour the Swedish American Historical Museum, or even watch skaters skate through the FDR Park underpass!
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