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Top Picks

Italian Market

9th Street between Fitzwater & Wharton Streets
Rocky ran through it and you should too! Be sure to check out the Italian Market Festival in May and the cannolis, hoagies, meatballs and weekend markets all year round.

Black & Brew

1523 East Passyunk Avenue
In need of a midday pick-me-up? Stop by Black & Brew for their happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and enjoy $1 hot mugs, $1 iced coffees or $2 single-shot lattes.

South Fellini

1507 East Passyunk Avenue
Show off your local cred by picking up some of this shop’s hyper-local and humorous apparel.

“Miracle on South 13th Street” Holiday Light Display

November 28 to January 1
Take a stroll or bike down South 13th Street, between Tasker Avenue & Morris Street, to enjoy one of Philadelphia’s favorite holiday light displays!

B2 Cafe

1500 East Passyunk Avenue
Grab a cup of coffee and a bagel before you start down lively Passyunk Ave. Their dueling tip jars with funny themes and artwork add to this corner café’s charm and are always something to look forward to.

John’s Water Ice

701 Christian Street
You better pronounce it “wooder ice.” This is an old-school but still-popular destination with rotating weekly flavors.

Must Attend Event

South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

919 South 9th Street; End of May
Holy cannoli! Experience all that the Italian Market has to offer at this weekend-long event. If you’re a food lover, you’ll be in the right place. Live music and entertainment set the tone for “the largest block party.”

Flavors on the Avenue: A Street Festival

11th Street & East Passyunk Avenue; April
The neighborhood’s top restaurants get together for an outdoor celebration where visitors can sample dishes, browse local art and get a feel for this traditionally Italian neighborhood.