Welcome to SBN’s 2nd Annual Sustainable & Local Tour!
We’re excited for you to join us for our 2nd Annual Sustainable & Local Tour this year, highlighting businesses in East Passyunk on Saturday, September 30, from 11am – 3pm.
The activity and family fun-filled day will consist of guided walking and self-guided tours, scavenger hunts, shopping, and learning more about East Passyunk’s diverse business corridor and its sustainable practices.
We’ve compiled information you’ll need for the day, including a list of the businesses participating in the tour, their sustainability practices, and their exclusive special offers and discounts. Please see information regarding the tour and these businesses below. Guided Tours will begin promptly at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm. Self-guided tours and scavenger hunts will be throughout the day.
Registration and guided tours that will begin and end will be at the East Passyunk Singing Fountain (11th St/Passyunk Ave). There, tour-goers will check in and receive a wristband, allowing them access to offers and discounts from each business participating in the event.
We hope you have a fun day getting to know the many sustainable businesses in East Passyunk’s neighborhood!
– The SBN Team
SBN’s Sustainable & Local Tour: East Passyunk
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: Guided and self-guided tours and scavenger hunts will begin at 11am
Location: East Passyunk Singing Fountain Passyunk Ave., and 11th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147.
Tickets: $35 for guided walking tours and $25 for self-guided walking tours; Scavenger Hunts: $35 for an individual | $30 for a group of 3 | $25 for a group of 5
Map of Businesses Participating in SBN’s Sustainable & Local Tour: E. Passyunk
See this map below of all the various tour stops throughout the day!
Guided Tour Stops
1729 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19147
August Moon is a women’s boutique located in the East Passyunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. Launched in 2021, August Moon carries brands that match owner, Kristina’s own values – smaller batch production, women or minority owned, domestic or sustainable manufacturing, charitable, or socially aware.
1523 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Black ‘n Brew is a friendly neighborhood B.Y.O.B. café located on East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. The cafe opened it s doors on January 20, 2007. Promotion: 10% off for here drinks or travel mugs.
1326 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
From grower-to-glass, producer-to-pint; · A local origin brewery in South Philadelphia featuring food pop ups and welcome to BYO food.
1724 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19148
Creations by Coppola is a locally owned flower shop in Philadelphia serving the Tri-State area featuring wedding and event design services, custom-made arrangements for pick-up and delivery. Some of their flowers are locally grown, their packaging is biodegradable, and dry their own flowers to use as art in their shop. Promotion: A good vibe jar( sage, palo santo, crystal, dry lavender) and a 10% coupon for online orders.
1737 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Good Buy Supply is Philadelphia’s first shop dedicated to the low-waste + sustainable movement with a nod to neighborhood general stores of the past. Located on East Passyunk Avenue, we boast a large selection of wares to live more environmentally friendly including bulk soaps, home goods, and much more! Promotion: $5 Off (of $25 or more) Discount coupon.
1502 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
A love letter to the 80’s and 90’s with curated vinyl, gifts, apparel, and more. Promotion: 20% off all vintage/thrifted items that includes thrifted tees, VHS tapes, used books, and vintage jewelry.
1601 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Our goal is to encourage a sincere connection to the Delaware River Valley and mid-Atlantic region through the ingredients we select and the dishes we serve. A close relationship with local purveyors allows us to develop an evolving menu with seasonal harvests, making every visit a unique experience. James Beard-nominated Chef Randy Rucker’s culinary style has been defined by an ethos of using ingredients of the highest quality possible to create focused cuisine that highlight the natural flavors of the region. Amanda Rucker’s focus on sustainable design and working with local artisans is the guiding force behind the interiors of River Twice. After living and working across the country, they are proud to have found a home on East Passyunk Avenue. Promotion: They will be providing light bites to tour participants throughout the day.
1919 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
At Society Hill Dance Academy, we help our students achieve their goals at their own pace and teach all of our dance classes in a style that is clear, supportive and fun. We have something for everyone from Latin to Ballroom Dancing. Promotion: 50$ gift cards that students can put toward any number of lessons that they buy with us.
2031 S. Juniper St., Philadelphia, PA, 19148
South Philly Food Co-op is a grocery store owned by members of the South Philadelphia community. Our mission is to use food as a force for good – at our tables, in our community and for our planet. The Co-op offers fresh, local foods at fair prices and serves as a hub for our South Philly community. Promotion: They will have apple slices for tour participants and a coupon of $5 off of a purchase of $20 or more.
Self-Guided Tour Stops (in addition to guided tour stops)
1211 Gerritt St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Mighty Bread is a neighborhood bakery based in South Philadelphia, specializing in small batch, naturally leavened breads and delicious, inventive baked goods. They use the natural fermentation process favored by ancient breadmakers – thousands of years before additives, machines and commercial yeast. Which is why Mighty Bread is full of flavor, easier to digest and stays fresh longer. It also means that their bread takes a little longer to make. But they believe good taste comes to those who wait. Promotion: They will provide a giveaway sourdough starter – just ask!
Location: The East Passyunk Singing Fountain is located at S 11th St & E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Guided tours begin at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour begins. Self guided tours will be throughout the day, as well as scavenger hunts. Please arrive to the East Passyunk Singing Fountain for check-in and to receive a wristband.
All guests will receive a wristband, tour map, and an email confirmation to for the tour. Please show your wristband, and/or email confirmation when arriving at a tour stop to receive discounts, promotions, or special offers from the businesses.
- Guided Tour: All Guided Tour participants will leave from the East Passyunk Singing Fountain and will then head south towards South Philly Food Co-op and then head north towards Cartesian Brewing. Guided tour stops will be around 90 mins., leaving plenty of time for those to shop.
- Self-Guided Tour: All Self-Guided Tour participants will check-in at the East Passyunk Singing Fountain and will be given a map to check out the tour stops at their own pace. You’ll be able to meet the owner or visit each stop, learn about their sustainable practices, and shop directly. Self-guided tours can be as long or short as you want!
- Scavenger Hunt: This segment is intended for groups, but individuals can play as well! At the beginning of each hunt, teams will be given a scorecard and instructions to scour each stop to locate items and answer questions while learning more about each business’ sustainability practice. Winners of the scavenger hunt will receive a prize. Hunts can take as long or as short as you want!
What to Bring: It will be a warm day, so please prepare as necessary with sunscreen and appropriate sun-gear. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a reusable water bottle and shopping bag.
COVID-19 Precautions: Precautions are at the discretion of the participants and each business’s policies. We ask that you please respect the rules of all the businesses participating in the tour.
Children: Children under 12 can attend for free, please register each child to ensure accurate number of scavenger hunts.
Getting to and from East Passyunk:
From Center City, walk down Broad Street or 9th Street and take a tour of the bustling Italian Market. At Pat’s and Geno’s, bear right onto East Passyunk Avenue. The walk takes approximately 25 minutes.
Take the Broad Street (Orange) Line to the Tasker-Morris station, which runs every 6 minutes. Then walk two blocks east to East Passyunk Avenue. The Broad Street Line conveniently connects to Regional Rail Lines, the Market-Frankford (Blue) Line, and the Subway-Surface (Green) Lines. Visit www.septa.org for schedules.
Take the Route 45 or 4 from Center City or Route 29 (East/West), which all cross East Passyunk Avenue. The Route 2, Route 37, Route 47 and Route 47m buses all stop within a few blocks of East Passyunk Ave. Visit www.septa.org for schedules and maps.
From I-76, take Exit 347B (Passyunk Avenue). Travel east on Passyunk Avenue, cross Broad Street, and continue onto East Passyunk Avenue. From I-95, take Exit 19 for I-76 toward Packer Ave, follow signs for Oregon Ave, turn Left on Front Street, Left on Oregon Ave, Right on Broad Street and bear Right on East Passyunk Ave
- Self Parking
Metered parking is available on the Avenue and in a municipal parking lot between Tasker and Morris for $1 per hour with a three hour maximum and free two hour parking is available on side streets.