The following is blog post from our sponsor Manayunk Development Corporation.
Philadelphia’s historic Manayunk neighborhood is reclaiming its heritage as an eclectic hot spot for the city’s many devoted “foodies.” On September 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street in Manayunk will be lined with some of Philadelphia’s best food trucks for the first-ever Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival. The festival will serve as the kick-off for Manyaunk’s Restaurant Week beginning Sunday, September 30 and running until Friday, October 5. Participating restaurants will create 3 course prix-fixe meals for either $10, $20, or $30.
Due to district regulations, food trucks are not allowed to sell food in Manayunk at any other time throughout the year, but the festival will gather trucks from all over the city and bring them to Main Street for just one day!
More than twenty food trucks will park along Main St. from Green Lane to Shurs Lane, facing the sidewalk for pedestrian access. The possibilities are endless when tasting from these food trucks as dishes will range from Asian delicacies to tacos to gourmet cupcakes. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the street, taste the offerings from their favorite trucks, and sit and enjoy the food at picnic-style seating areas along the sidewalk.
As an added surprise, a secret ingredient has been named to be included in at least one dish made by every food truck and restaurant. The secret ingredient is: APPLE! Trucks will prepare specialty items such as spiced apple cider pops, an “Apple Jack” burger, grilled cheese with apples, apple chutney on hot dogs, and much, much more!
Gourmet Food Courts and farmers markets will also be set up in two of the street-side parking lots. In these areas visitors can shop from gourmet food vendors selling homemade oils, spices, butters, breads, etc. along with farm stands selling locally grown produce. Cotton St. which will be closed during the event to be filled with extra seating and a stage for live music!
With its classic storefronts, beautiful trails, and towpath along the canal, Manayunk offers a prime location to take a break from the city and enjoy a Saturday outside tasting the best of what Philadelphia food trucks have to offer.
Trucks and vendors are still being accepted! For more information, please visit www.manayunk.com.