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


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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.

On July 12, from 6:30-8pm, there’s going to be an event called “Dishing DNC” out front of the WHYY studios at 150 6th Street. It’s being pitched as being “all about our local government officials and what they like to eat.” Mayor Kenney is scheduled to be there. So is former Governor Ed Rendell, Councilpeople David Oh, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Helen Gym, Mark Squilla, and more. From what I understand, the deal here is that they’re going to get these people up on stage and make them tell you what their favorite bars, restaurants and food trucks are, which could be amusing. Beyond that, there’s going to be plenty of food and drink for everyone.

Tickets are on sale now and will run you upwards of $60, but you can knock a quick $20 off your total by using the code “NightMarket” when you check out.

Next up is “Political Feast: United We Eat” which is a free, daytime event, being put together in the style of a Night Market–meaning a whole lot of food trucks, a whole lot of people and a whole lot of fun. Honestly, this one is being laid kind of like a trap for all the people coming to town for the DNC (which I am wholeheartedly in favor of), but don’t let that scare you away. There’s going to be 40+ trucks, plus beer and live music, and the whole thing is happening in Old City, so make your plans now.

Finally, once all the politicians have cleared out of town, there’s the Enon Baptist Church Northwest Community Fest. It’s happening on July 30 on Cheltenham Avenue, and is basically just an enormous free street festival. The details on this one are still coming together, but you can check out the church’s website for more info as the date approaches.

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