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Explore East Passyunk

Discover the flavors of the Avenue

The Pub on Passyunk East, better known as P.O.P.E., in East Passyunk. Credit: J. Fusco for GPTMC

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Hungry? East Passyunk’s burgeoning food scene is packed with plenty of exciting dining options. Treat yourself to a progressive tour of the Avenue’s best restaurants — each of our picks features bar seating, so no reservations are necessary to take full advantage of this tasty lineup.

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The Singing Fountain

The heart of the ‘hood sings a sweet song (literally)

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The epicenter of East Passyunk life, the Avenue’s famous “Singing Fountain” (it literally plays music, from old-school Sinatra to modern pop) is a centrally located meeting place that regularly hosts public events, from opera performances to a weekly farmers market.

11th Street and East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
 

Izumi

Stylish spot for super sushi and small plates

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The owners of nearby restaurant Paradiso created South Philly’s answer to posh sushi spots. The richly appointed Japanese bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot looks out to the Singing Fountain, where diners can eat in the warm-weather months. Though the extensive menu pleases all sushi lovers, the inventive small-plate specialties like rock shrimp tempura draw adventurous diners.

1601 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-1222
 

Fond

Sophisticated new American cuisine with flecks of French influence

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Diners relax and indulge in New American cuisine at this BYOB spot, focusing on inventive flavors and eye-catching presentation. Those who save room are rewarded with decadent desserts and French press coffee.

1537 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 551-5000
 

Stateside

A popular eatery starring all things American

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As the name suggests, this bar pours American-made craft beers, wines and spirits, with a focus on whiskeys and bourbons. The tempting dinner menu features mainly small plates that use locally sourced products.

1536 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 551-2500
 

Pub On Passyunk East – P.O.P.E.

The quintessential Passyunk pub

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Fourteen taps with a focus on microbrews and a jukebox stuffed with early rock—hardcore and everything else—make this cavern-like tavern a hipster haven. The inclusive bar menu, ranging from the P.O.P.E.’s namesake burger (topped with a juicy fried tomato) to vegetarian specialties like the seitan cheesesteak, complements the extensive 80-bottle beer list.

1501 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 755-5125
 

Green Aisle Grocery

A treasure trove for foodies

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This tiny, foodie-filled market stocks its shelves with high-quality cooking must-haves, local produce and packaged signature eats from local restaurants and bakers. The shop’s own line of house-made products, including organic spices in little glass jars, make great gifts.

1618 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 465-1411
 

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