Our Dining Recommendations in Cedar Park!

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Happy Thursday!  It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood…

A unique neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Cedar Park is known both for its Bohemian vibe and associated cultural diversity.  Located between 46th and 52nd Streets to the east and west and kept north and south by Larchwood Street and Kingsessing Avenue, Cedar Park is primarily residential, but you can find some of the city’s best restaurants, arts and music scenes here.

Originally founded in the mid-19th century as a “streetcar suburb” of Center City Philadelphia, this area possesses an energy that helps stand out from nearby neighborhoods like Spruce Hill and University City.  Plenty of urban areas fancy themselves DIY, but the difference with Cedar Park is that its residents actually put concept into action, manifesting in the form of independent businesses, neighborhood initiatives and inclusive activities that foster a true sense of community collaboration. (visitphilly.com)

Dock Street Brewing Co.

Dock Street Brewing Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1985 making it the first microbrewery in the City of Brotherly Love and one of the first in the country, Dock Street was and continues to be a leading pioneer in the American Microbrew Revolution. They’re Zagat rated and their pizzas were voted the best by Philadelphia magazine.

Dock Street is celebrating its 5th Annual Free Music Festival on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Music begins at 2pm and the event is free! Live local acts will perform, freshly brewed beers and pizzas will be served and outdoor games will be played.

701 S 50th St
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Dahlak

Dahlak is an Ethiopian & Eritrean restaurant located in the heart of West Philly serving locals, neighbors, and tourists. They also feature live acts and a pretty interesting night life. Founders, Neghisti and, the late, Amare Solomon have been striving to further diversify, feed, and relax their community since the beginning of the restaurant’s opening in 1986. Over it’s +20 years, Dahlak has welcomed many loyal patrons. Community members often referred to Amare Solomon as the mayor of Baltimore Avenue for the support that he showed to the area and he always gave hugs to every customer that came in and out.

4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Mood Café

This Indian café in Cedar Park not only serves up great Indian chaats (savory snacks), but has a variety of lassis, fresh juices, shaved ice, milkshakes, and various flavors of ice cream. The service is very welcoming and if you don’t know exactly what to order, the owner will make something up for you. The Indian restaurant has two other locations in West Philly, Desi Village and Desi Chaat House.

4618 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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