South Philadelphia has always been known for Italian food and East Passyunk Avenue has always had restaurants. But in the last decade, something changed: This off-the-beaten-path street became THE place to eat in Philly.
In a half mile stretch on the diagonal South Philly street, classic Italian eateries line up next to hipster dim sum joints, white-tablecloth fine-dining destinations, and casual neighborhood BYOBs. Chefs on the Avenue are known for their welcoming attitude toward newcomers — their collaborative spirit has helped make East Passyunk what it is today.
This map doesn’t cover every recommendable bakery, bagel shop, takeout spot, cocktail bar, and pub on the street, but represents a tight collection of the greatest hits.Read More