Hidden Gem

Bluejeanfood - better known as Derek Timm host of Small Bites the #1 listed "Food Radio Show Philadelphia & South Jersey" by Wildfire Radio - recently posted a review of Rasta Kitchen in Merchantville's West End on his "Quick Bites/Takeout" page. This place is a South Jersey hidden gem. Not only was the drink great, the meal was amazing. From the jerk chicken, plantains, rice, and cabbage everything was cooked perfectly and tasty as could be. It was very affordable as well for the amount of food provided. If you love Jamaican food or happen to be in the area you should give them a try for sure.

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What's It Worth?

Join us @merchantvilleantiques for this special antiques & collectibles appraisal event on Saturday, October 15th! We will be hosting outside our shop author, auctioneer, appraiser and radio show host Mike Ivankovich who will introduce you to 'What Determines Value' and reveal what your antiques, collectibles, and personal treasures are really worth today. Mike is host of the "What's it Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser" Radio Show that airs every Friday morning on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia and will use his 40+ years of experience to appraise objects giving you an idea of their value. Appraisals are $5 per antique with a first come first served basis and guests are limited to 1-2 items per person. After your appraisal spend the day enjoying Merchantville's Monster Fine Art and Craft Festival located along Centre and Chestnut Streets.

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Trove Of Toy Treasures

On Saturday, September 10th, Play With This Toys & Collectibles held their annual Merchantville Toy and Collectible Street Fair along Park Avenue from Center Street to Maple Avenue, where they were packed with 75 venders of toys, collectibles, art and fun. Hundreds came out and enjoyed the hunt for characters from Ghostbusters to Star Wars to Spiderman and much more! Play With This Toys and Collectibles is located at 19 West Park Ave. in Merchantville. Store hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call owner Scott Talis at (856) 320-6163.

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Lots Of Halloween Treats

Aunt Charlotte's Candies has been working very hard to get our Halloween and Fall candy made. The store looks amazing come in and look around and get yourself a candy apple and a few more treats! Aunt Charlotte's Candies has been making delicious candy in Merchantville for four generations. The store has changed its look several times since it's beginning in 1920. One thing that hasn't changed is the amazing confections behind its doors. Their delicious chocolates are manufactured on the second floor. Through all the years of progress, Aunt Charlotte's superior quality and personal service have been maintained. Today, third generation owners, Randy Susan Oakford and Penny Oakford Trost are joined by the fourth generation Ryan Trost in continuing this high standard of excellence. Each holiday has its feature candy that brings people from far and wide along with a nice selection of giftware for all occasions. You’ll never leave empty handed or without something special. As their slogan implies, there is "Delight in Every Bite".

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Monkey Reopens Today

Pineapple Jalapeño Burger Special by chef Chef Luis is coming in hot under new ownership at The Blue Monkey Tavern! New owners, Remo and Lindsay Croce and Michael and Marci Chapman can’t wait to open their doors on Tuesday, August 16th. They will feature $5 Tonewood Poolside, $5 Troegs Sunshine…
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Pet Portraits

Don't forget that Nicole Nurthen Photography will be at Merchantville Market Off Centre's Mutt Strutt on Friday evening, August 12th, doing pet portraits. This is a quick 5 minute or less session and you will get one image of your choice for digital download, with the option to buy any others. Book your time slot in advance. This is for pets only. If you want family photos with pets, feel free to ask about full sessions. You can find the link in my bio on Instagram - Nicole's shop is located at 2 East Maple Avenue in Merchantville. For more information call her at (856) 324-4430 or shoot and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Try Rasta Kitchen

If you're looking for delicious Caribbean cuisine in Merchantville then come to Rasta Kitchen at 618 West Maple Avenue. We serve jerk wings, oxtail, curried shrimp, jerk chicken marsala, and much more! We're located by Wellwood Park and available for carryout or delivery. Chefs Kevin and Errol specialize in home cooked Caribbean, Curry and Asian Fusion cuisines. We also offer vegetarian and vegan options. They enjoy winning reviews like this, "The food was very tasty, my mouth was singing. The homemade drinks had my palate dancing! Would definitely be going back!" and this, The food here is amazing!! The best mac I’ve had from a Caribbean restaurant yet! I had the curry goat, Mac, yams, & rice & peas. Will definitely be going back to try more of the menu options." Check out their menu and order online or call Rasta Kitchen at (856) 356-2522.
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Pride at Peak

The inaugural Pride at Peak event will be a fashion celebration on the street to kick off Pride Month. Clothes - Music - Attitude - and pride in you and your identity! Pride at Peak will take place outside Peak Secondhand on 105 Centre Street, Saturday, June 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The free event will feature appearances from Philly Drag Mafia’s campy, comedy queen Dominique Lee and the sassy, brassy Miss Redd. Expect a variety of vendors, performances from local musician Garnet Daze, a Freddie Mercury impersonator, and face painting for the kids. The event will culminate with a fashion show hosted by one of Philly’s funniest comedians, Dan Vetrano, and will star local fashionistas, young, old, and possibly even a town mayor on the runway.

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Spring Beer Fest 2022

Goodbye Winter, and Hello Spring! You’re invited to our annual Spring Fest on Saturday, June 11th from 5:00-9:00 p.m., hosted by Blue Monkey Tavern and Niagara Fire Company. Join us for tastings of beers, select wines, music, food, fun and more! A portion of the proceeds will support Merchantville’s Niagara Fire Company and our local first responders. Tickets available now at the Blue Monkey or online at Event Reminders: Please check-in/enter at the Main Entrance (which will be facing South Centre Street in Merchantville, near the front entrance to the Blue Monkey Tavern).All attendees MUST be 21 years of age or older to enter, whether drinking or not. Must have valid state ID and ticket (printed or mobile) to be admitted. Designated Drivers - FREE TO ATTEND! Please indicate you are a DD at the door to be stamped. All DD’s must be 21 years of age or older to enter – no exceptions - and will not be permitted to consume any alcohol onsite at the event.

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Block Party Saturday!

Downtown Merchantville's ready to party on Saturday, May 21st, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Sidewalk sales, specialty menus from our restaurants, live bands throughout the day and entertainment for all! Merchantville's FIRST Downtown Destination Block Party is coming out with a BANG. Grab a friend, grab the family and discover all that's waiting in Downtown Merchantville. More About Merchantville: The Borough of Merchantville is a hidden gem in South Jersey just minutes from Philadelphia and major transportation. The quaint Borough offers an ever expanding number of events and festivals, including the annual Car Show, Farmers’ Market, Music Fest, Holiday Market and its month-long Halloween celebration transforming Merchantville into Monsterville. Boasting a growing restaurant scene and unique boutique shops nestled among picturesque streets, Merchantville's walkability offers an ideal setting to shop, dine and stroll. Support local and Shop Merchantville first!
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Mystical May Street Fair

Aradia's Treasure Metaphysical Shop is hosting a Mystical may Metaphysical Street Fair on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A unique street fair experience featuring psychics, mediums, holistic practitioners in the field of reiki, and other healing modalities will be located on N. Centre Street between Chestnut and Walnut Avenues in Merchantville, NJ. Shop for handmade and New Age merchandise - crystals, gemstones, candles, clothing, jewelry, tarot cards and much more. Aradia's carries inspiring products for mind, body and spirit and also offer tarot readings and reiki sessions at affordable prices.
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