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Here’s What You’ll Be Eating at the Piazza Pod Park

Northern Liberties' new outdoor space and dining destination opens this weekend.


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Photo courtesy of Piazza Pod Park

The Piazza Pod Park, the Post Brothers’ new mixed-use outdoor space and beer garden at 1075 Germantown Avenue, kicks off with a grand opening celebration this Saturday, June 8th.

The free grand opening festivities run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., with live bands, DJs, family activities, promotions from select vendors, and more.

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Dining pod | Photo courtesy of Piazza Pod Park

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Inside the dining pod | Photo courtesy of Piazza Pod Park

In addition to vendor pods, the park features a “family zone” with a nursing pod, climbing sculptures and rocking horses for kids (with playground equipment coming in July). There’s also an indoor, air-conditioned dining pod with seating and a roof deck in addition to outdoor dining space for 300.

Official hours at the 35,000 square-foot park in Northern Liberties are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, though vendor hours vary. There’s a 150-car parking lot adjacent to the Piazza as you enter from 2nd Street, which is free to use with validation from a Pod Park vendor (and it’s free to attendees of the park’s grand opening on Saturday).

See what you’ll be eating at the Pod Park below — the vendors are listed in the order of their placement in a semicircle around BeBot, the park’s central sculpture, so that you can work your way down the list one by one.

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Spread Bagelry | Photo courtesy of Piazza Pod Park

Lil Sum Sum
Dim Sum House’s NoLibs spinoff serves Cantonese and Shanghai dim sum dishes along with Chinese classics.
Hours: Noon to midnight daily.
Don’t miss: Garlic noodles with chicken or seitan, only available at the Pod Park location.

Spread Bagelry
The Montreal-style bagel spot makes its own wood-fired rounds and spreads, with sandwiches featuring house-roasted meats available for lunch.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Don’t miss: Montreal pizza bagels to balance out your healthy morning smoothie.

Urban Village Brewing Company
Headquartered in the neighboring Piazza, Urban Village is running a mini-beer garden at the Pod Park, with ever-rotating seasonal drafts from the brewery, craft cocktails made with local spirits, and Original 13 Cider made nearby in Fishtown.
Hours: Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight, Sunday from noon to 10 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday.
Don’t miss: Pod Park Pils, their collaborative brew with Mainstay Independent that’s exclusively available at the park.

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Photo by Kory Aversa

Tiki Tako
This pod from El Camino Real’s Owen Kamihara features tacos made with Asian and island-inspired flavors, along with classic tiki drinks like Blue Hawaiians and Mai Tais. 
Hours: Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight, Sunday from noon to 10 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday.
Don’t miss: Bang Bang shrimp tacos, stuffed with shrimp, Pineapple, jalapeño, and lettuce with a creamy, spicy sambal sauce.

Wine Bar
Urban Village is running more than beer at the Pod Park: they’re also behind the locally-focused Wine Bar, which features glasses from eight different local wineries as well as local mead, frosé, and draft sangria.
Hours: Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight, Sunday from noon to 10 p.m., closed Monday through Wednesday.
Don’t miss: Sparkling rosé from Pinnacle Ridge Winery in Kutztown.

Craft Beer Concepts Inspired by Bru Craft & Wurst
This baby Bru is modeled after Craft Concepts Group’s downtown beer hall, with a slate of craft beers and cocktails on offer.
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight, Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
Don’t miss: Monetized Art, a Pod Park-exclusive American IPA made with Amarillo & Cascade hops in collaboration with itinerant Philly brewing outfit Futurist.

Essen Bakery
The acclaimed East Passyunk bakery spins off with a cafe and retail bakery in the park’s “family zone” — it’s the perfect excuse to grab a sweet treat with the kids.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Don’t miss: Baker-owner Tova du Plessis’s passionfruit and strawberry-flavored “Not everything is black and white” cookies, which she debuted at James Beard Foundation dinner earlier this year.

French Toast Bites by Lokal Artisan Foods
Owner Charisse McGill’s portable, snackable bites were such a hit at Christmas Village this past winter that she’s brought them to the Pod Park.
Hours: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, closed Monday.
Don’t miss: French toast bites with crisp bacon, plus whatever toppings — like whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and strawberries — your heart desires.

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Photo by Kory Aversa

Craft Cocktail Concepts inspired by BLUME
This floral-patterned pod, a spinoff of the highly Instagrammable Center City spot that opened this past summer, specializes in frozen and draft cocktails.
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight, Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
Don’t miss: The Espresso Colada, which will simultaneously perk you up and chill you out with a frozen blend of  pienapple juice, cream of coconut, espresso, and unaged T. Rutter Rum from Manatawny Still Works.

Empanada Box
This exclusive Pod Park vendor specializes in flaky, crispy empanadas stuffed with savory fillings, plus elotes — Mexican street corn brushed with mayo, then topped with cheese and spices.
Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. daily.
Don’t miss: The Frontera Mac & Cheese empanada, which comes stuffed with elbows, jack and cheddar cheeses, chorizo, and pickled jalapeños.

Mama Maria’s Italian Ice
This Port Richmond favorite expands south with both traditional water ice and “Mama Flavors,” their own creations made with chunks of real fresh fruit.
Hours: Monday through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
Don’t miss: BeBananaz water ice, inspired by the park’s 33-foot-tall BeBot sculpture. It’s made with banana, caramel, and chocolate chips, then topped with granola.



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