On April 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street in Manayunk will be lined with 30 of Philadelphia’s best food trucks for the second time this year, celebrating the Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival. The festival will serve as the kick-off for Manayunk’s Restaurant Week beginning Sunday, April 14 and running until Friday, April 26.
These 30 food trucks will be lined up for ¾ miles along Main Street (running from Green Lane to Shurs Lane). The street will be open to traffic with trucks facing the sidewalk for pedestrian access. 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 around the district.
The number of food trucks attending this year’s event has doubled since the first StrEAT Food Festival on September 29, 2012. “It’s absolutely phenomenal,” says Jane Lipton, Executive Director of the Manayunk Development Corporation. “Manayunk is a foodie’s dream come true, and this event really celebrates that as a kick-off to our Manayunk Restaurant Week.”
Twenty Manayunk restaurants will be offering a strawberry-themed specialty in-store during the event. “The theme for the event is strawberry to capture the coming of spring,” adds Lipton. “Challenging our restaurants and vendors to include strawberries into their menus is something that makes our event exciting and different from other food festivals people may have been to.”
Gourmet Food Courts and a Farmer’s Market will be set up in two of the street-side parking lots. In these areas visitors can shop from gourmet food vendors selling homemade oils, sweets, etc. along with farm stands selling locally grown produce. Live music will be playing at the stage on Cotton Street throughout the day as well.
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.
Manayunk Restaurant Week will run from Sunday, April 14 to Friday, April 26. Participating restaurants will create 3 course prix-fixe meals for either $10, $20, or $30. For more information, visit http://manayunk.com/signature-events/streat-food-festival-restaurant-week/spring-streat-food-festival-and-restaurant-week.html