East Market is the hotly-anticipated Philadelphia retail corridor that is gaining steam for its plentiful shopping options. Everyone knows that shopping makes a person work up an appetite, however, and that’s why it’s apropos that several notable eateries have signed on to the block-wide project. Among these, which include Wawa, Iron Hill Brewery, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, and Mom’s Organic Market will be District Taco, a guaranteed future hotspot for everyone’s favorite food item: tacos.
District Taco has a fascinating origin story. The company started life as a Virginia food truck, and now has grown into several brick-and-mortar locations, including a new one in King of Prussia. The eatery serves authentic Yucatan-style Mexican fare, with its signature tacos prominent on the menu.
In the words of founder Osirus Hoil: “We started as a single taco cart with one vision. As customer demand increased, we quickly outpaced our size, started opening storefronts, and began building a smart team with shared values. The plan here in Philadelphia is the same. We will be a part of the community serving fresh, delicious food to new neighbors and friends. People love our food, so it’s exciting to now bring it to Philadelphia, a city known for its food culture.”
Daniel Killinger, managing director of National Development, expressed unbridled enthusiasm over the opening of the District Taco location at East Market: “We are excited to welcome District Taco as our newest tenant to East Market. District Taco joins other regionally celebrated brands that are contributing to the ongoing transformation of Market Street. We’re confident that District Taco will be a hugely popular destination for both Center City residents and visitors, helping to activate East Market as a dynamic urban neighborhood.”
East Market will have a huge footprint of 4.3 acres when it opens later this year in the Fashion District.