Cedar Park is a homey slice of West Philly that’s bounded by Kingsessing Avenue, Larchwood Avenue, 46th Street, and 52nd Street, according to the group Cedar Park Neighbors.
Beginnings: Although Cedar Park is within Philly, it used to be considered a “suburb,” as it offered residents less city noise and larger houses. It’s still a mostly residential area, but it now has plenty of shops and restaurants.
Notable residents: Peter Boyle, known for his roles in “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Young Frankenstein,” grew up near 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue.
Here are a few great spots to check out next time you’re in the area:
Pretend you’re on vacay at this Caribbean-inspired vegan café. Treat yourself to a Philly “cheesesteak” or an island-flavored smoothie 🍍
4907 Catharine Street
Go loco for nachos, gabacho tacos, and adobo wings at this cozy Mexican eatery. The dishes are as delicious as they are exquisitely presented. Don’t forget to pair your dish with tequila or cerveza 🍻
4631 Baltimore Avenue
This shop has the perfect gift for any occasion. Browse through home goods, accessories, cute stationary, and stylish jewelry. There’s no rule against buying yourself a gift! 🎁
5009 Baltimore Avenue
Tap into inner peace with zazen, a Zen Buddhist meditative discipline. This learning center offers in-person and virtual monthly sessions
4904 Cedar Avenue