Who knew that North 5th Street in Olney was a bakery haven? In just two city blocks there are five bakeries turning out some of the city’s best baked goods. Even better, the bakeries reflect the ethnic diversity of the people that call Olney home. On this self-guided walking tour you’ll try Colombian, Mexican and Italian treats plus a Philly original (nope, not a pretzel or a hoagie roll). We even included an extra credit Chinese bakery just a little further up 5th Street.
You’ll start near 5th and Lindley Avenue, where there is plenty of free street parking surrounding Incarnation Catholic Church. After the first stop you’ll work your way southward two city blocks, cross 5th Street at Rockland Street, and work your way back to where you started. At a steady pace the tour should take about an hour and a half.
If walking isn’t your thing, consider taking the route 47 bus between destinations. It runs straight up and down 5th Street every five minutes or so.
We hope you brought an appetite and a tote bag to take some goodies home!