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Northern Liberties Night Market is Back With Over 60 Food Trucks and Vendors

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Northern Liberties Night Market is Back With Over 60 Food Trucks and Vendors

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Northern Liberties Night Market is Back With Over 60 Food Trucks and Vendors

The organizers of 2nd Street Festival announce the second fall edition of the new Northern Liberties Night Market Series. This inaugural series of outdoor food festivals is rolling into the single fastest growing neighborhood in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 22,2022, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, on N. 2nd Street between Fairmount and W. Laurel streets- expanding it by an additional block. This newer event will take place every 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 break. For this pop-up food festival, look for dozens of food trucks, food vendors, shopping vendors, sidewalk cafes, entertainment, music, street performers, and other fun surprises. The festival is free to attend and food/drink are pay-as-you-go.

“We are thrilled to bring these new open-air food festivals to our neighborhood in Northern Liberties,” said President of 2nd Street Festival Corp. Owen Kamihira (also of El Camino Real). “For some time, the 2nd St Festival had been brainstorming ways to expand from just an annual festival into a year-round series of events. When the Food Trust announced the end of their popular Night Market series, 2nd St Festival saw this as the perfect opportunity to carry the torch of a tradition many Philadelphians hold near and dear to their hearts. That event was always designed to help set-up neighborhoods for success as the event continued to pop-up around the city, with the Mt. Airy Street Fare as a great example of the Food Trust’s work in that area. We originally intended to launch something new in spring of 2020, but COVID had other plans. After two years on hiatus, 2nd St Festival is bursting at the seams to bring people back to Northern Liberties for fun and festivities. We had a great return with tens of thousands of people this summer – and we are back with Night Market in fall. See you on N. 2nd Street this 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 now and how much life it brings to 2nd Street.”

Following the first test event last fall, the event returns for a second year. The region’s top food trucks will roll into the red-hot dining district of Northern Liberties and set-up in and around local pop-ups from area restaurants and bars. Look for 60 vendors in total, including food trucks, food tents, food and shopping vendors. This event will take over several blocks in the area around N. 2nd Street between Fairmount and W. Laurel – expanding by a block. The final list of vendors for this year include the following merchants:


3 Rooosters – BRAND new truck!
Halal Afghani 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

Boomers Kitchen & Catering
Classic American fare – burgers, wings, chicken tenders and fries

Calle del Sabor
Street tacos with Caribbean and Latin influences

Chanks Grab-N-Go
Pizza cones on the go

Cotton’s Place
Classic American fare and comfort food

Cousins Maine Lobster
Maine lobster entrees

Dr Wutzit’s Wonder Balls
Savory fried balls

East Coast Mini Donuts
Mini donuts and donut-fried Oreos

Gigi & Big R Soul Food Truck
Classic soul food

Hand-dipped ice cream cones, cups, milkshakes, and sundaes

Island Girl Flex feat Dr Brownies
Caribbean inspired flexitarian menu with Plant based desserts and ice cream

Kinda Jerky Really Nutty
Craft jerky meats and assorted trail mixes

Kona Ice
Custom shaved ice

Latin Bites
Cuban and Puerto Rican cuisine

Laughing Crab Catering
28 time award-winning crabcakes and Chesapeake Bay seafood

Li Ping Corn Company
Hot sweet roasted corn on the cob with selection of fixin’s

Madison K Cookies
Best of Philly bakery with fun and delicious cookies, cakes, candy and cupcakes

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

Molto Bene! Ravioli Co
Handmade ravioli and meatballs

Mom Mom’s Polish Food Cart
Classic homemade Polish food

Israeli inspired street food

Fun shareable eats centered around cheese

Mr. Softee
Classic soft serve ice cream cones and sweet treats

Philly Nuts
Pre-packaged nuts, flavored nuts, nut mixes, nut butters, nutty candy, nutty fudge &/or nutty brittles.

Pot of Essence
Gourmet comfort food

Pound Cake Heaven
Delicious pound cakes, homemade cookies and deep dish pies

Taqueria Dos Hermanos
Classic Mexican street tacos

The Little Sicilian
Sicilian street food and arancini riceballs

Tropical Treats
Water ice with fresh fruits and toppings


* Bourbon and Branch – cocktails

* Cantina Dos Segundos – Margs and cocktails

* El Camino – Margaritas, frozen or on the rocks in a variety of flavors, plus Vice Night Punch (vodka, lemon, jalapeno hibiscus 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 – Selection of ice-cold Northern Liberties made beers


Alien Bratz
Asanta Sana Art
City Year
Daisy Lane Studio
Elizabeth Peyton Creations
Giant Heirloom Market
Green Mountain Energy
I Smiley C Art
Jay McQuirns
Light Up Inc
Lily Lough Jewelry
Little Brown Box
Madison K Live Life Fun
Maker Missya
New Age Innovation
Ray’s Reusables
S H Candles
S Pogas Art
Saint Rocco’s Treats
Sean Anthony Studios
Shady Sunglass Deals
Stevie Laney
Stuart Leon Bike Crash Law
The 50/50 Company
The Rounds
Townhouse Alley
Unleashed by Petco

For some vendors, this is their first major time back on the road and at this type of festival since the pandemic. The event will support our region’s thriving food truck and mobile food vendor economy that was devastating to the industry, all while showcasing the red-hot food neighborhood of Northern Liberties. In the next one to two years, this is the fastest growing neighborhood in the entire city by the numbers, with up to 23,000 people set to move into apartments and new projects about to open or that are well-underway for construction. The population boom has also brought a restaurant boom. The three neighborhood pioneers behind the festival are thrilled and wanted to keep up the energy when their larger festival was on pause.

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