Your Guide To The Callowhill Night Market

Night Market hits Callowhill with about 70 food and drink vendors, including newbies like the Rio Brazilian Steak Truck, Roe Thai and Japanese and Sweet Nectar Delights. Nearby PhilaMOCA has curated an evening of local tunes, Dance Philadelphia will be performing, and suds will be available via the Underground Arts beer garden and Penn Distributors. Thursday, June 18th, 6-10 pm, free, 13th and Callowhill streets.

So here we are–mere hours away from the start of the Callowhill Night Market which will bring together 70-some food trucks and vendors (plus beer and live music and tee shirts and all the usual weirdness that comes when you pack tens of thousands of Philadelphians together in one place and make them stand in line for tacos) for a one-night party unrivaled by any other food event in the city.

Whether this is your first Night Market or your tenth, whether you’re comfortable hanging out with 20,000 of your closest friends or nervous about the mob scene, whether you’re laser-focused on just ONE THING YOU MUST EAT BEFORE THE END OF THE NIGHT or (like us) planning on trying everything on offer (and the good stuff twice), we’re here to help you get the most out of your Night Market experience. Check out our battle-tested advice below, and make note of the picks we’ve made for the must-hit trucks of tonight’s event.

Ready? As always, let’s start with…

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Lunch Plans For A Rainy Day


Over on the Tweeter, Pitruco is announcing that today is their first day back at Love Park. The fact that today is all wet and gray and crappy is not slowing them down for a minute. And it shouldn’t hamper your plans either, because to make things more tempting, they’re selling $5 pies all day long.

You should go there right now. Just bring an umbrella.

Pitruco Pizza [Twitter]

Holiday Food Truck Round Up

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and December is peeking around the corner, it is acceptable to start getting into the holiday spirit. Crank up the Michael Buble Christmas album, break out the strands of lights and pull out your favorite latke recipes. Along with these classic preparations, also head to the Piazza at Schmidts for the Holiday Food Truck Round Up.

This Saturday, December 1st, food trucks are gathering at the Piazza to kick of the holiday season, but not just the upcoming holidays. Rather, they are celebrating all the holidays, from Independence Day to Cinco de Mayo. Each truck will have their own holiday theme with dishes to match. The day will also mark the beginning of Philly Mobile Food Association’s month long partnership with Philabundance. The trucks will be collecting canned goods, so come ready to give and ready to eat.

It will be the perfect end to a day of shopping at the Northern Liberties Shopping Spree.

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PhillyMFA Pop-Ups This Weekend

The Philly Mobile Food Association is at it again. The PMFA announced three pop-up events for this weekend on their website today.

A “Re-Up” Pop-Up has the PMFA returning with the Lutheran Settlement House on June 1st from 6 to 10 p.m. to at 1390 Frankford Avenue. Philly’s favorite food trucks have decided to make another stop at this Fishtown locale after the success of their first pop-up there. Lutheran Settlement House will be providing beer and requests donations, while Lil’ Dan’s, the Smoke Truck, Sweet Box Cupcakes, and Delicias will serve food. Click here for more info.

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Food Truck Pop-Up Coming Friday in Fishtown

This Friday the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association is hosting a food truck pop-up at the Lutheran Settlement House’s Parking Lot at 1340 Frankford Ave in Fishtown. Four mobile vendors including Zea May’s Kitchen (Native American cuisine) will be set up from 6 to 11 p.m.

RSVP if you’re interested, just so the trucks will bring the right amount of food. A portion of all proceeds will go to Lutheran Settlement HOuse.

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Pitruco Sets Up Shop in Bella Vista This Evening

Tonight, the Pitruco Pizza will be slinging pizza from their pizza truck at 10th and Fitzwater tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. 10th and Fitzwater for those having trouble picturing it, is the same corner as Sam’s Morning Glory Diner and Palumbo Playground.

Pitruco [Official Site]
Pitruco [Twitter]

Pitruco Salame pizza, though we now all about the roasted pepper, eggplant, garlic and ricotta pizza

Pitruco Turning Out Some Quality Pizzas

We didn’t know what a portmanteau was but we had figured out that Pitruco was a combination of pizza truck and company. We dig the name, which isn’t surprising since we came up with Foobooz. Adam Erace digs the pizzas because of the fanatical attention to detail pizza man Nathan Winkler-Rhoades applies.

Pitruco’s blistered, misshapen pies possess an honest sensibility that can only be described as staunchly Italian, in a very good way.

Pitruco splits time between Love Park and Drexel’s campus. Follow their Twitter feed for details.

Dough Boys [City Paper]
Pitruco Pizza [Official Site]

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