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  • A-Space

    Center of attention

    More neighborhoods need a pace like the A-Space, an anarchist “infoshop” that focuses on the enrichment of its community. Come for the free books, art shows and vegan potlucks, stay for the anti-war think tanks and NORML meetings.

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  • Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

    The buck stops here

    Crowds pack the streets during the Baltimore Avenue  for cheap eats and entertainment.

    The Dollar Stroll is an annual summer series that sees more than 30 West Philly businesses setting up shop on the sidewalk and offering their wares for just $1. The cheap thrills are accompanied by live music and street performances.

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  • Calvary Center for Culture and Community

    The meeting place

    A true reflection of Cedar Park’s diverse population and collaborative energy, the Calvary Center plays host to faith-based gatherings, community groups, music, theater, radio and more.

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  • Cedar Park

    An everyday stop

    The small but well-appointed park that gives this neighborhood its name is host to everyday visitors, as well as regular events like Friday Night Jazz, a free live-music series.

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  • Curio Theatre Company

    West Philly thespians

    The professional ensemble company dedicates itself to producing diverse and high-quality theatrical works at an affordable ticket price. Productions range from traditional Shakespeare to modern adaptations of old classics.

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  • Dahlak

    Family-style East African fare

    Ethnic food enthusiasts enjoy authentic, family-style Ethiopian and Eritrean food in a cozy atmosphere inside or on the patio here. One of Philly’s best East African restaurants, Dahlak does traditional
    injera-scooped fare right, but its second identity as an all-inclusive night spot draws in a well-mixed Cedar Park crowd.

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  • Danger Danger Gallery

    Underground sound

    The vibe here is one of a house party, but these aren’t your typical college bands. Great underground music, hipster clientele and a definitely unfancy feel make this a classic West Philly haunt. Tip: Grab a growler from Dock Street Brewery before heading to the BYOB show.

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  • Dock Street Brewery and Restaurant

    Award-winning craft brews

    Dock Street became a Cedar Park stalwart the second the respected craft brewery settled down in a lovingly converted firehouse at 50th and Baltimore. In addition to award-winning beers, it also offers a selection of expertly tossed wood-fired pizzas.

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  • Firehouse Bicycles

    In the saddle

    Located on the outskirts of University City, this funky funhouse of all-things cycling provides repair services and sells used, refurbished bikes. The small staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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  • Fu Wah

    Tofu hoagies and much more

    The prolific Lai family’s first Philadelphia business has been around for decades, founded at a time when Cedar Park was a largely Southeast Asian community. It’s well-known throughout Philly for its banh mi, or Viet-style hoagies including the popular tofu hoagie. For at-home cooks, the shop is a go-to for hard-to-find ingredients.

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  • Go West! Craft Fest

    Craft local

    This annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople allows shoppers to discover new creators of clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

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  • Grill Fish Cafe

    Catch of the day

    While neighboring sister business Vietnam Cafe turns out dozens of dishes from the motherland, the adjoining Grill Fish has a much narrower focus: simple seafood dishes from the Vietnamese coast.

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  • Keepers of the Culture

    Tale spin

    KOTC, an organization of Afrocentric raconteurs, keeps culture alive through the populist art of storytelling.

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  • Mariposa Food Co-op

    Market fresh and locally sourced

    A cooperative owned and governed by its customers, Mariposa stocks and distributes local and sustainable products and engages in community nutrition education in Cedar Park.

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  • Mood Cafe

    South Asian sweets

    Locals swear by the chaat—of which there are 15 variations—and the friendly service at Mood Café. The shaved ice is another popular pick at this mostly to-go favorite.

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  • Philadelphia Folklore Project

    Listening is an artform

    Founded more than 25 years ago, the PFP works to sustain the widely varied cultural identities of its West Philly neighbors, a mission that comes to life in the form of concerts, workshops, exhibitions and education.

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  • Satellite Cafe

    Vegan delight

    Satellite Cafe provides an eclectic respite for bike messengers and local punk rockers. Vegan kale smoothies, spicy black bean wraps and strong double espressos round out the experience.

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  • Seeds Gallery

    Putting down roots

    More than the average white-washed wall-hanging space, this gallery’s mission is to foster community between new artists and the local community, effectively “seeding” them into the business side of the art world.

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  • The Gold Standard Cafe

    All-day breakfast

    The odd intersection of 48th, Florence and Baltimore converges in the dining room of the Gold Standard, a straightforward local favorite serving eggy plates, salads, burgers and sandwiches.

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  • The Marvelous

    Let the record play

    The Cedar Park music shop with the awesome name harkens to a time when vinyl ruled the airwaves. A reliable source for staying on top of local music, The Marvelous also sells instruments and equipment and hosts performances.

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  • Vientiane Café

    Thai BYOB serving delicious dishes in Cedar Park

    Prices are reasonable and portions are generous at this family-run BYOB that features Thai and Lao cuisine. Owners claim vegetarians “go nuts” for the naam salad, consisting of crispy rice with coconut flakes, herbs and lemongrass, all wrapped in lettuce.

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  • Vietnam Café

    Full Vietnamese flavor

    Owner Benny Lai introduced a smaller version of Chinatown’s Vietnam Restaurant to West Philadelphia. The inviting café features sleek décor, Vietnamese fare, a warm atmosphere and friendly service. Those waiting for a table can migrate to the glossy wooden bar to watch mixologists craft tropical-style cocktails.

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  • VIX Emporium

    The shop around the corner

    Some 150 local and national artisans design and construct the artisan jewelry, hand-printed stationery, hats, bags, scarves, belts, bath products, home accessories, ceramics and more for men, women and children. The funky former 1940s millinery still contains much of the original cabinetry.

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