Green Aisle Grocery (new) vs. Avenue Cheese Shop (old) for the holidays

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Old school or new wave, East Passyunk has you covered for the best kind of gifts to give this holiday season…the edible ones.

Two Passyunk Avenue stores have put together packages to please both classic and nouveau South Philly tastes. For the purist, head to Avenue Cheese Shop (1724 E. Passyunk Ave.) for a holiday basket starting at $50. The “Best of” baskets start with a ball of sharp provolone, a stick of hard salami, imported pastas, and biscotti. The baskets are fully customizable and can be made friendly to any dietary restrictions.
For a more modern take on South Philly food gifts, Green Aisle Grocery (1618 E. Passyunk Ave.) is offering their popular gift boxes. Addressing important issues like booze and brunch, Green Aisle boxes range in price from $50-$90 or can be personalized for you. New items in store include hand-pulled candy canes from Zoe’s Chocolate in Waynesboro, PA. Green Aisle Brand Preserves also come in a ready to give $25 gift set, featuring some of your favorites you thought were gone with the summer, like cherry stormy and raspberry peach. For the aspiring brewer in your life, the Brooklyn Brew Shop $45 all-in-one homebrew kits (smoked wheat, chestnut brown ale, maple porter, or everyday IPA) provide everything you need to brew your own suds at home.
– Anthony Sica, @Anthony_Sica
Avenue Cheese, though it won’t look like that much longer
Teeny tiny Green Aisle Grocery. When you gonna expand, Eraces?