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Mummers, donuts, fried chicken and much more

Donuts, fried chicken and coffee are on the menu at Federal Donuts. Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC


Though the “port” in Pennsport suggests you might be in store for aquatic exploration, there are plenty of sights to check out further “inland.”

Spending a few hours bouncing around a few-block radius will provide a real on-the-ground view of this burgeoning neighborhood.

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Federal Donuts

Line-up for donuts, fried chicken and coffee

Next level coffee and donuts at Federal Donuts.

The lines out the door explain it all; people across the city crave deep-fried joy. The original location for Federal Donuts in Pennsport has perfected the combination of Korean-style fried chicken and delectable donuts, selling out regularly since opening in the fall of 2011.

1219 S 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 687-8258

Dickinson Square Park

A neighborhood green space frequented by seasonal picnickers

A sunny day at Dickinson Park in Pennsport.

Basketball courts, swing sets, a jungle gym and three acres of trees and green space define this neighborhood park. In the warmer months, residents come here for picnic lunches—easy, thanks to the availability of delicious food in the area—and a seasonal farmers’ market.

East Moyamensing Avenue and South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Pho Ha

Amazing soup lies behind an unassuming storefront


Located in a super-busy Asian shopping center, Ha is one of South Philly’s most popular stops for pho, soul-affirming Vietnamese noodle soups.

610 Washington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 599-0264

Rizzo Rink

An indoor ice rink beneath I-95


Hockey is a way of life for the regulars at Rizzo Rink, but casual skaters are welcome to don their blades and round the ice for public hours, Wednesday through Sunday.

1101 S. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 685-1593

The Industry Bar

An ode to hospitality-industry insiders where all are welcome


With 12 taps, an adventurous menu and a 20% discount for restaurant industry workers, this Pennsport newbie has established itself as a neighborhood hotspot. Late on Saturday nights, the kitchen prepares a special “staff meal:” hearty, simple fare priced just right.

1401 E. Moyamensing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 271-9500

Mummer’s Museum

Experience the iconic New Year’s Day parade any day of the year

The Mummers Museum in Pennsport.

Discover Philadelphia’s signature tradition at the Mummers Museum, which preserves the uniforms, songs and memorabilia of the past and explains the customs of the Mummers clubs.

1100 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 336-3050



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