Small Biz Yet Big Finds At Outpost

Walking into the warehouse that hosts Outpost, hosted by Three Potato Four, one may witness more waxed canvas hunting jackets than in an episode of Downtown Abby.  It was worth the fifteen minute drive to Manayunk  on a rainy day which actually added to the vibe while browsing through what it would look like if Wes Anderson’s prop truck was accidentally yet meticulously unloaded in an L.L. Bean outlet store somewhere off a back road in an old suburban New England village.

The only things missing were wooden canoes hanging from the ceiling, a crackling fire and a whiskey bar although I may have seen a flask being passed around but it as probably filled with organic apple cider.

One of the many treasures from Trove General Store
One of the many treasures from Trove General Store

 

Upon walking outside, even the strictest of non-coffee drinkers could not resist the Rival Bros. Coffee truck as they were blasting Gang of Four out of their truck.  Of course grab a grilled cheese from Say Cheese Philly beforehand. If only the plethora of Pendleton blankets, and hats for that matter, where available to enjoy out in the parking lot but the coffee and chatter amongst other blog worthy looking patrons kept one warm enough.

Norman Porter Co. out of Fishtown

I could go on about this place but I’ll let the photos do the talking.

Check out the local vendors:

Peg & Awl 
Trove General
Greenmarket Purveying
Norman Porter
Say Cheese Philly
Rival Bros. Coffee

 

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