Apr 05, 2016 0 comments
By Leo Dillinger
(Photo By JPG Photography)

Yes, it's that time of year again. Spring weather is nearly upon us and with it comes Manayunk's beloved Spring StrEAT Food Festival. Whether this is your first time coming to our neighborhood or if you've been a StrEAT veteran from the get-go, here is a master list of tips to know before making your way down to Main Street.

What is the StrEAT Food Festival?
StrEAT is one of the largest food truck festivals in Philadelphia with nearly 75 different food vendors and thousands of attendees. Main Street, Manayunk will be closed for the day between Shurs Lane and Green Lane, allowing festivalgoers to stroll through this historic district and indulge in some of the finest food truck cuisine.
This event serves as a kickoff to Manayunk Restaurant Week, which runs from Monday, April 11th to Friday, April 22nd. All of the specialty menus can be found here.
When is it?
The festival takes place this Sunday, April 10th between 11AM and 5PM.
What food vendors will be at StrEAT?
All of the food trucks and vendors are listed here. It's safe to say there will be food options for everyone to enjoy this Sunday so come hungry!
How do I get to Manayunk?
There are many ways to get here, but it's up to you to decide which works best.
  • Driving: There are two exits off of I-76 that take you into Manayunk: Exit 338 (Belmont Ave/Green Lane) and Exit 340A (Lincoln Drive/Kelly Drive). Please note that the Walnut Lane Bridge is closed until October 2016, so we highly recommend taking Bells Mill Road or Lincoln Drive depending on where you are coming from. We recommend parking at the Green Lane lot (located on Green Lane between Main Street and Cresson Street) or parking at either the Wissahickon or Ivy Ridge Station and taking the train to the Manayunk stop.
  • Public Transportation: Don't feel like driving? You can ride SEPTA's Manayunk-Norristown Line to the Manayunk Train Station. Here is Sunday's inbound schedule and here is the outbound schedule. Both the 35 and 61 buses will be rerouted for the day to Ridge Avenue.
  • Taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts are always great options as well.
  • If you are feeling extra ambitious, why not walk, run, or bike to Manayunk via the Circuit Trails? Plan your adventure to Manayunk here!
Aside from food trucks and vendors, what else will be at the StrEAT Food Festival?
While in Manayunk, take a break from the food trucks and stop by any of our local restaurants and shops. Head over to the Manayunk.com Swag Tent to purchase some awesome MNYK gear! Check out the scenic view from the Manayunk Bridge or explore the Towpath that runs alongside the canal. If you are 21 or older, you can stop by our MNYK Beer Garden located on Cotton Street or listen to some epic live music at any of our three stages with nine different bands playing throughout the day. Below is the list of stages and set times.
Shurs Lane Stage
11AM-1PM: WMGK's House Band- Tommy Froelich Trio
1PM-3PM: The Jawn
Cotton Street Stage
11AM-1PM: Mike "Rondo" Gilham
1PM-3PM: AlyCat
3PM-5PM: Stella Ruze
Green Lane Stage
11AM-1PM: Excursions
1PM-3PM: Seoul Delhi
3PM-5PM: Andorra
Leo, I read your entire blog post and you still didn't answer my question. What the heck am I supposed to do now?
If you have any questions regarding StrEAT, Restaurant Week, or Manayunk in general that haven't been answered in this post, you can email me at ldillinger@manayunk.org or call our office at 215-482-9565.
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  1. Michele Nast LussierApr 05, 2016 at 03:59 PM

    It's an awesome day in Manayunk Great Food excellent entertainment family Fun Day All 3 Gernerations will be there mmm good can't wait

  2. Michele Nast LussierApr 05, 2016 at 03:59 PM

    It's an awesome day in Manayunk Great Food excellent entertainment family Fun Day All 3 Gernerations will be there mmm good can't wait

  3. KellyApr 07, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Could you suggest a place to park and recommend the best time to arrive on Sunday? We have two small children and so don't want to park too far away. Thanks!

  4. Jane LiptonApr 07, 2016 at 05:59 PM

    The best parking advice is to come early. It gets really crowded. If you come by 10am you can park at the Lock street, Cotton or carson street lots. After that Main Street will be closed. There will be other lots open on Shurs Lane, Green Lane and on Leverington. but they may be pricier. Best bet as always is to come by train. Have Fun and see you on Sunday.

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