Night Market Unveils Its Summer Plans

A Night Market in Chinatown is one thing. A nightclub's quite another.

A Night Market in Chinatown

Every summer since 2010, Night Market has given Philadelphians a reason to get outside and hang out with one another, many times in neighborhoods not their own. It’s a once-a-month food truck festival hosted by the Food Trust showcasing — through food trucks, live music, twinkly lights, and beer — our diversity as a city-of-neighborhoods, encouraging South Philadelphians to eat in Roxborough, and ‘Yunkers to stroll through Old City. It’s a neat thing they do, and every year, we’re excited to see what’s up for the summer.

And 2017 begins in the Northeast — Burholme to be exact.

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Chinatown Hosts Its Own Night Market


There is still at least one more Night Market to enjoy this year.

On Thursday October 13th, over 60 local Chinatown restaurants, businesses and food trucks will participate in Yè Shì Night Market. The Ye Shi night market is a production of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and is the result of several years of holding night markets in conjunction with the Food Trust.

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Final Two Night Market Locations Announced for 2016

The Food Trust announces its final two destinations for 2016.

The Food Trust announces its final two destinations for 2016.

The Food Trust has just announced the locations for the final two Night Markets of 2016. Both are new locations for Night Market. On Thursday, September 1st, food trucks, other vendors and Chill Moody will descend to “Under 95” at Front and Snyder in Pennsport.

On Thursday, October 6th, the Food Trust will go past I-95 and set up at the Navy Yard. Be sure to mark your calendars now for both dates.

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In Between Night Markets: Three Food Truck Events From The Food Trust


July is already going to be busy in Philly. And if food trucks are your thing, then we’ve got some good news for you. The Food Trust (the folks behind all the Night Markets) have laid on three food truck events to fill the gap between the Callowhill Night Market (which happened back on June 23) and the next event, which will be in a new location in West Philly on September 1.

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Getting to the Roxborough Night Market

night market roxborough 940The first Night Market of the 2016 season is upon us and it is happening this evening in Roxborough. Ridge Avenue will be closed off from Fountain Street to Monastery Avenue as dozens of food trucks, beer vendors and musicians descend on the area.

And with this Nigh Market, the Food Trust is going all out to make it as easy as possible to get there. There will be valet parking at Roxborough Hospital, shuttle buses from Wissahickon and Ivy Ridge train stations and five bus lines getting people close to the action.

The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with new vendors like Bombay Local PizzaMy Four Suns Korean Fusion and
Viva Empanada. The next two Night Markets have also been announced. On Thursday, June 23 the roving market will be in the Callowhill neighborhood and on September 1st will head to West Philadelphia.

Roxborough Night Market Program (PDF)
Night Market [Food Trust]

Field Guide: Spring’s Best Food and Drink Festivals in Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse Row Festival |Photo via Rittenhouse Row

The Rittenhouse Row Festival |Photo via Rittenhouse Row

It’s officially May in Philadelphia, and that means we’re about to embark on a month with a summer’s worth of festivals crammed into the three weekends before Memorial Day weekend. For the eaters and drinkers among us, there’s no shortage of beer festivals, cider fests, Kentucky derby block parties and — wait for it — even a goat race. Happy spring, Philly.

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Sweat Before You Stuff Your Face: Outdoor Yoga Coming to Night Market

For the past five years, Night Market, the Food Trust’s festival that pops up in different neighborhoods throughout the warmer months, has been all about stuffing your face. I mean, there’s usually so much to choose from, how could you not? But this year, they’ve worked in some food for the soul (their words, not mine): To kick off Night Market season, which will start in Roxborough this time around, there will be a Night Market yoga class. So you can at least get your sweat on before you eat your weight in pizza and ice cream and samosas and whatever else you can get your hands on. AMEN to that. Read more »

Awesometown’s Open House Looks to be Pregame Hot Spot for Night Market

Awesometown | via Postgreen Homes

Awesometown | via Postgreen Homes

Heading Night Market at Frankford & Girard on October 1? It’s the final one of the season, and to make it even more special, Postgreen Homes is offering up their second unconventional open house party at their nearby mixed-income Awesometown development, called “Made in Awesometown.”

Though not officially affiliated with the Food Trust’s popular outdoor food truck festival, Postgreen’s Chad Ludeman described it as “a bit of a pre-game [of Night Market] to see some cool local stuff while getting free drinks and snacks.” Sounds good to us.

“I guess an unwritten rule of our brand is to do everything a bit different or with a twist,” said Ludeman. “Open houses are normal and often boring, so we try to make them a bit more interesting and fun.”

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