The Northern Liberties Night Market will be back with dozens of food trucks, vendors and music

2nd Street Festival organizers have announced the second fall edition of the new Northern Liberties Night Market series. This inaugural series of outdoor food festivals is taking place in Philadelphia’s fastest growing neighborhood on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., on N. 2nd Street between Fairmount and W. Laurel streets – by enlarging it by an additional block. This new event will take place each spring and fall and is a pivot and expansion by the operators of the city’s 2nd Street Festival, which returned this summer after a pandemic hiatus. For this pop-up food festival, look out for dozens of food trucks, food vendors, traders, sidewalk cafes, entertainment, music, street performers and other fun surprises. The festival is free and food and drinks are chargeable. For more information visit www.northernlibertiesnightmarket.com

“We are thrilled to bring these new outdoor food festivals to our neighborhood of Northern Liberties,” said the president of 2nd Street Festival Corp. Owen Kamihira (also of El Camino Real). “For some time, the 2nd St Festival had been considering ways to grow from just an annual festival to a series of year-round events. When the Food Trust announced the end of its popular Night Market series, the 2nd St Festival saw this as the perfect opportunity to carry the torch for a tradition that many Philadelphians hold dear.This event was always designed to help set up neighborhoods for success as the event continued to popping up in the city, along with the Mt. Airy Street Fare is a great example of the Food Trust’s work in this area. We originally planned to launch something new in Spring 2020, but COVID had other plans. After two years hiatus, the 2nd St Festival is jam-packed to bring people back to Northern Liberties for the fun and festivities We’ve had a great return with tens of thousands of people this summer – and we’re back with Ni ght Market in the fall. See you on N. 2nd Street in September!”

Oron Daskal of North Bowl said: “When we started the 2nd Street Festival, we just wanted to celebrate our neighborhood and have fun doing it. It’s amazing how much interest it draws and how much it brings life to 2nd Street.”

After the first test event last fall, the event returns for a second year. The region’s best food trucks will be heading to the scorching restaurant district of Northern Liberties and set up shop in and around local pop-ups of area restaurants and bars. Search 60 vendors in total, including food trucks, food tents, food and shopping vendors. This event will occupy several city blocks in the area around N. 2nd Street between Fairmount and W. Laurel – expanding by one city block. The final vendor list for this year includes the following merchants:

FOOD

3 Rooosters – Brand New Truck!

Afghan halal rice bowls and wraps

Angie’s Vietnamese cuisine

Vietnamese and Asian fusion street food

Bake ‘n Bacon

Gourmet sandwiches where bacon is the star of the show

Barkley’s BBQ

Classic BBQ and soul food

Cooking and catering for baby boomers

Classic American cuisine – burgers, wings, chicken tenders and fries

Calle del Sabor

Street tacos with Caribbean and Latin influences

Chanks Grab-N-Go

takeaway pizza cones

Mini east coast donuts

Fried Donut Mini Donuts and Oreos

Gigi & Big R Soul Food Truck

Classic soul food

Island Girl Flex with Dr. Brownies

www.drbrownies.com
Caribbean-inspired flexitarian menu with plant-based desserts and ice cream

A bit jerky really nutty
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Artisan cured meats and assorted trail mixes

Kona ice cream

Custom Shaved Ice

Li Ping Corn Company

Hot and sweet roasted corn on the cob with a selection of fixin’s

Madison K Cookies

Philadelphia’s best bakery with fun and delicious cookies, cakes, candies and cupcakes

Mochinut

Northern Liberties’ newest retail addition, serving mochi donuts and Korean hot dogs

Molto Bene! Ravioli Co

Handmade ravioli and meatballs

Mom’s Polish Food Cart

Homemade classic Polish cuisine

Moshava

Israeli-inspired street food

Moocheez

Prepackaged nuts, flavored nuts, nut mixes, nut butters, nut candies, nut fudge and/or nut crunches.

Jar of Essence

Gourmet comfort food

Pound cake heaven

Delicious pound cake, homemade cookies and deep pies

Taqueria Dos Hermanos

Classic Mexican Street Tacos

The little sicilian

Sicilian street food and arancini rice balls

Tropical treats

Popsicle with fresh fruit and toppings

BEVERAGE

* Bourbon and Branch – cocktails

* Cantina Dos Segundos – Margaux and cocktails

* El Camino – Margaritas, frozen or on the rocks in a variety of flavors, plus Vice Night Punch (vodka, lemon, hibiscus jalapeno syrup, watermelon) and Mexi Mai Tais (Bacardi rum, Cazadores Blanco, Blue Curacao, orgeat, pineapple, lime)

* Joe & Kay’s Produce – Fall Sips

* Heritage – cocktails

* North Bowl – cocktails

* Spuntino wood-fired pizzeria – beer and wine

* Standard tap – cocktails

* Urban Village – Northern Liberties Frozen Beer Selection

MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS

Alien Bratz

ArtByAlicia

Art of Asanta Sana

Hunt

City Year

Comcast

Daisy Lane Studio

Elizabeth Peyton Creations

Giant Legacy Market

GOLD+WATER CO

Green mountain energy

I Smiley C Art

Indivisible

Jay McQuirns

Light Up Inc

Lily Lough Jewelry

small brown box

Madison K Living the Pleasure of Life

Manufacturer Missya

New era innovation

Ray’s Reusables

SH candles

S Pogas Art

The delicacies of Saint Rocco

Sean Anthony Studios

Shady deals on sunglasses

Skinmushh

Stevie Laney

Bicycle Accident Law Stuart Leon

The 50/50 Society

The sweeps

Alley of townhouses

Dropped by Petco

For some vendors, this is their first major return to the road and to this type of festival since the pandemic. The event will support our region’s thriving food truck and mobile food vendor economy that has been devastating to the industry, while showcasing the scorching food district of Northern Liberties. Over the next two years, it will be the fastest growing neighborhood in the entire city in terms of numbers, with up to 23,000 people ready to move into apartments and new projects on the verge of open or under construction. The population boom has also led to a restaurant boom. The three neighborhood pioneers behind the festival are thrilled and wanted to keep the energy going when their biggest festival was on hiatus.

Entertainment will include multiple DJs throughout the festival with performances from Snack Time Philly in the North Bowl parking lot. The Funk ‘n Bowl after party at the North Bowl will feature Benzel Cowan on drums for Parliament/Funkadelic, Eli Winderman on organ for Dopapod/Octave Cat, Dai Miyazaki on guitar for Ludacris, Jonathan Colman on bass for Muscle Tough and Ian Gray on the Ocean Avenue Stompers trombone.

This Night Market series is not affiliated with the Food Trust and is an independent production of the 2nd St Festival. The Night Market series was and has always been a series of pop-up food festivals designed to bring attention and awareness to different parts of the city, hoping to leave neighborhoods with a lasting event after it’s gone. This new event was designed with that in mind to bolster a new regular series of events – especially when the classic Night Market events are on hiatus.

The festival is free and chargeable for food and drink. Bring the kids and the puppies, because this event is completely family-friendly!

For more information visit www.northernlibertiesnightmarket.com.

ABOUT THE 2ND STREET FESTIVAL

Founded in 2008 by Northern Liberties business owners Owen Kamihira of El Camino Real, William Reed of Standard Tap and Oron Daskal of North Bowl, the 2nd St Festival was created with the aim of bringing people to Northern Liberties in a fun and engaging way.

Since its inception, the festival has grown into one of the city’s largest annual events, spanning multiple city blocks and attracting over 40,000 people.

In addition to bringing visitors to the neighborhood, the 2nd St Festival also raises funds to support the programming of two established neighborhood civic organizations, the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association.

For more information, visit www.2ndstfestival.org.

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