East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 150 independently owned shops and markets that perfectly balances the best of the old and the new, mixing old world shopping, authentic Italian restaurants, world famous cheese steaks, with trend-setting boutiques, handmade arts and world-class cuisine.
Chef-driven restaurants have pushed this once-faded community into the national spotlight. East Passyunk Avenue boasts more than 35 eateries, from authentic traditional Italian restaurants to gastropubs, including twelve of Philadelphia's Top 50 Restaurants.
Anchored by the beautifully restored Singing Fountain, a communal gathering place on Tasker Street, this store-lined commercial corridor hosts events of all shapes and sizes. Annual outdoor favorites include Flavors on the Avenue, the East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival, Farmers’ Markets and East Passyunk Craft Beer Day.
East Passyunk’s Flavors on the Avenue - is inspired by East Passyunk’s former Flavors fundraiser held under a tent each year. In 2017, the event went from under the tent and into the street. Capacity expanded from 1,000 guests to becoming the largest event in the history of East Passyunk. The tent is still gone and the event now continues to go from a parking lot to five blocks. Instead of food and drink, the event now includes family activities, music and retail sidewalk sales.