Month: February 2016

Local Artists at Front Street Flea Sunday 2/28

Join local Fishtown artists as Front Street Cafe is excited to bring you the second installment of our monthly event “Front Street Flea.”  The Flea is a monthly pop-up trunk show/bazaar that features local Philadelphia Artisans who showcase their unique works.

This Month is Hosted by Geri Omni & Laura Rennegade of Tribe + Rennegade

Custom hand made jewelry, vintage and collectible treasures, handmade soaps, incenses, sculptures, knits, accessories, semi-precious stones, terrariums and so much more!

This month’s featured Artisans inlude:
Mystical Creations
Nue Organics
Vintage + Collectible treasures by Carrie Anne
Palo Santo Wellness and Kingsnake Jewelry
Hedy + Monk.E
The Tin Goat
ZEF Luxuria
String Theory Fiber Arts
No Walls Up
& More!

Facebook event is here.

Front Street Flea

Fundraiser for Broad Street Ministry

Front Street Cafe fundraiser for Broad Street Ministry Please join us this Thursday at Front Street Cafe Philadelphia from 6pm-8pm for Networking for a Cause. We will be raising money for Broad Street Ministry while building our professional network! Tickets are $25 and includes hors d’oeuvres and 1 free drink. We will be auctioning off Philadelphia Flyers merchandise including Flyers vs. Red Wings game tickets, Flyer’s Wives Carnival tickets, 2 autographed game sticks (Claude Giroux and Steve Mason) and much more!
Tickets can be purchased with the link in the invite below or at the door. If you are unable to attend but would like to bid or donate you can do so on the Community Builder website in the invite. Hope to see you there!  More info about Broad Street Ministry hereBroad Street Ministry

Broad Street Ministry (“BSM”) is a broad-minded Christian community that cherishes creativity, fosters and nurtures artistic expression, extends inclusive hospitality and—works for a more just world through civic engagement. Learn more about our mission and core values. Also, read about our vision and purpose here.

Learn about the astonishing history and the exciting future of Broad Street Ministry in “Our Story.”

Find out about the dynamic individuals who are leading Broad Street Ministry into the future in Leadership.

Learn about Broad Street Ministry’s Financial Information here.

Common Questions and Answers about BSM and HC

To take a look at our Hospitality Board or Board of Trustees go here.

As Broad Street Ministry makes a difference for a community, many writers have taken interest and written about BSM. Read about Broad Street Ministry in the News here.

BSM also welcomes into its body not just those who are on the margins of faith but those who are on the margins of society. Here, a member of a prestigious private club worships alongside a person experiencing homelessness. The gay and lesbian activist passes the peace with the Pentecostal lay preacher. The possessor of a PhD. in theology prays alongside the summa cum laude graduate of the School of Hard Knocks. Churches should regularly feature this kind of diversity but in our experience—they seldom do. We believe that diversity of belief, skin tone and life circumstance strengthens our witness as a Christian community—and we work hard to extend it. We worship weekly at 4pm.

Philadelphia Restaurants that are Vegan Friendly

Philadelphia Restaurants that are Vegan Friendly

February 12th, 2016

Written by: Andy Battaglia | Nation’s Restaurant News

“The capital of cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches is showing its versatility”

Full Article  here.

In Fishtown, a favorite for breakfast expanded to lunch and then also healthy, hearty dinner offerings with a wide range of inflections and influences that are vegan friendly.
Number of seats: 120
Average per-person check: $20
Popular dishes: Front Street Big Vegan Breakfast: Tofu scramble with smoked black beans, oven fried potato, porridge bread and choice of vegan scrapple or mushroom bacon; barbecue pulled mushroom sandwich with smoked oyster mushrooms, veggie slaw, pickles and vegan brioche bun; Skuna Bay salmon with soba noodles, shiitake dashi, kohlrabi, baby bok choy, nori and miso butter.
What people come for: Organic juice bar, 16 local beers on tap, private event space, outdoor garden
Address: 1253 N. Front St.
Phone number: 215-515-3073

Philadelphia Vegan Friendly Restaurants for Vegans, Vegetarians and everyone.

Top Picks for Brunch Philadelphia

FSC top pick for Best Brunch Philadelphia

Could FSC be one of the Best Brunch Philadelphia ?

Well Uwishunu chose Front Street Cafe (FSC) as one of the top picks for “Where to Brunch in Philly this Winter.”   Full article by Julian Wilson here. And Chose Front Street Cafe as one of the Best Brunch Philadelphia.

It’s no secret that Philadelphia does brunch very, very well thanks to brunch-focused restaurants serving eggs and bacon all week long and fancier establishments that serve meticulously crafted brunch only on the weekends.

During the winter, brunch takes a majorly cozy turn with soul-nurturing egg hashes topped with braised meat, stacked burgers, wood-fired meals and overflowing biscuit sandwiches.

A number of Philly restaurants even up the ante with fireplaces, close-knit seating, open stoves and flickering candles to keep the warmth in for brunchers all around.

Make plans to check out Philly’s great brunch scene this winter.

Those looking for healthy alternatives during brunch should look to Front Street Cafe, a farm-to-table restaurant with everything from warming coffee and fresh juices to the FSC vegan eggs Benedict and quinoa oatmeal porridge.

Eggs Bennie with Vegan Mushroom Bacon Yum!
Eggs Bennie with Vegan Mushroom Bacon Yum!


Full Front Street Cafe menu is here

Phila Style Magazine “Veggie Based Dishes”

Thanks to Michelle Cassidy (Yelp) and Philadelphia Style Magazine for their mention of Front Street Cafe in their recent article “5 Veggie Based Dishes Everyone Will Love”

Full article here.

Michelle Say’s:

“Whether you’re feeling peckish in the morning, noon, or night, Front Street Cafe has your veggie based dishes covered. Start the day with the vegetable hash, though you shouldn’t miss out on their oven fried potato, a deliciously genius twist on traditional breakfast potatoes” 1253 N. Front St., 215-515-3073

Veggie Hash w:poached Egg Best Veggie based Dishes

Check out Front Street Cafe full menu here.

Popular dishes: Front Street Big Vegan Breakfast: Tofu scramble with smoked black beans, oven fried potato, porridge bread and choice of vegan scrapple or mushroom bacon; barbecue pulled mushroom sandwich with smoked oyster mushrooms, veggie slaw, pickles and vegan brioche bun; Skuna Bay salmon with soba noodles, shiitake dashi, kohlrabi, baby bok choy, nori and miso butter.
What people come for: Organic juice bar, 16 local beers on tap, private event space, outdoor garden
Address: 1253 N. Front St.
Phone number: 215-515-3073

Not only is Front Street Cafe great for Veggie Based Dishes but Front Street Cafe is also aunique full service neighborhood Cafe open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Cafe offers residents of Fishtown and surrounding neighborhoods a friendly atmosphere and fresh menu featuring farm-to-table, locally sourced and organic New American cuisine with international influences. This unique space houses a coffee shop, fresh juice bar, European beer garden, outdoor terrace with garden seating, indoor & outdoor bars and private upstairs event space.

Front Street Cafe strives to offer the highest quality foods possible and utilizes local plant based farm to table and organic ingredients whenever available.

Make your next event one to remember in one of our private event spaces.  Our second floor can accommodate 60 seated and the outdoor garden space can accommodate up to 80 seated guests or 120 with the bar.  Flexible catering packages available to fit any type of gathering.

Reservations here.

Star newspaper notices the Front Street Flea

Front Street Flea

Wheth­er you’re on the hunt for loc­ally craf­ted jew­elry or ar­tis­an­al soaps and lo­tions, Front Street Flea, hos­ted by Front Street Cafe, 1253 N. Front St., of­fers a wide ar­ray of items pro­duced by makers and en­tre­pren­eurs in the River Wards.

Great original article by Amanda Staller/Star Newspaper is here.

The first of a reg­u­larly sched­uled monthly event took place on Sunday, Jan. 31, pulling in dozens of loc­als in search of hid­den gems.

Front Street Flea Vendors

“This is just a beau­ti­ful of­fer­ing to give the com­munity and the artists of the com­munity a place to show their gor­geous­ness,” said Nicole Barclay, own­er of Front Street Cafe.

With Barclay’s love of the arts and Front Street Cafe’s vi­brant second floor space, the own­er de­cided the Front Street Flea would be a per­fect event for not just vendors, but the sur­round­ing com­munity to be ex­posed to artists and busi­nesses they may have not yet en­countered.

“I’m an artist my­self,” Barclay said. “I just  en­joy cre­at­ing and paint­ing and mak­ing all kinds of stuff. We had this ex­tra second floor space so we figured we would of­fer people in the com­munity a space to of­fer their things too.”

Barclay re­cently began reach­ing out to vendors and word kept spread­ing. The idea of Front Street Flea began to spread among many ar­tis­ans in the River Wards; the event is already booked with vendors for the next six months.

Front Street Flea is set to take place the fourth Sunday of every month at Front Street Cafe from 4 to 8 p.m.

The big vis­ion for Barclay is to move the event out­side, where vendors and pat­rons could take to the cafe’s out­door garden and bar.

“I’m hop­ing that when it warms up, we can double the size of what it is right now and really sup­port the com­munity in that way,” Barclay said.

The first Front Street Flea drew in dozens of neigh­bors, with vendors lin­ing the walls of Front Street Cafe. The Tin Goat, a Fishtown-based com­pany pro­du­cing all nat­ur­al soaps and oils, was one of the many busi­nesses that came out to show their products and sup­port the com­munity.

“This is fant­ast­ic, ac­tu­ally,” said J.R. Raudabaugh, co-own­er of The Tin Goat. “We’ll be back here again next month. This is an awe­some space.

With The Tin Goat up-and-run­ning for just a little over a year now, Raudabaugh is selling his product in sev­en shops in the city. Many of the products pro­duced are made with goat milk, in­clud­ing candles, lo­tion bars and lip balm.

Aside from bath and beauty products, many vendors dis­played hand­craf­ted jew­elry. Monk E. Burn­swell, 49, gave neigh­bors a glimpse at the nov­el jew­elry his busi­ness HM Pyro­tech­nics is pro­du­cing.

“We build ef­fi­gies in the sum­mer­time,” Burn­swell said. “In the win­ter­time, we play with fire an­oth­er way.”

In­stead of full-blown sculp­tures, Burn­swell sold items a little more port­able for those look­ing for their next buy.

“This is cus­tom bling. It’s jew­elry,” Burn­swell said. “I’m selling hand-torched stain­less steel medal­lions.”

If you’re look­ing for something even more off the beaten path than goat milk soaps and hand-torched medal­lions, Hedy Sirico, 46, gave cus­tom­ers a look at her take on ter­rari­ums.

“I design terra-scapes,” Sirico said. “It’s not quite a ter­rari­um be­cause it’s not en­closed so I call them terra-scapes. I like to put ar­chi­tec­tur­al ele­ments in­side of them like bones and little an­im­al skulls. It’s just something dif­fer­ent.”

Neigh­bors young and old came to browse the in­ter­est­ing ar­ray of items, pick­ing up hand-made trinkets as they made their way around the room. Fishtown res­id­ent Liz Palmer, 33, picked up a few items for her­self and dis­covered loc­al busi­nesses that she had not been aware of un­til vis­it­ing Front Street Flea.

“It’s nice to meet people from the busi­nesses around the neigh­bor­hood,” Palmer said. “I wasn’t even aware that some of these places were around here, but this has de­fi­antly en­cour­aged me to try to shop more loc­ally.”

With a huge amount of pos­it­ive feed­back for the first Front Street Flea, Barclay hopes that the event con­tin­ues to grow and that the com­munity and loc­al artists con­tin­ue to be­ne­fit.

“People have been lov­ing it. Even all the vendors are just so grate­ful to be here,” Barclay said. “There’s so much love go­ing on right now in this space and it feels really good.”