1149 Cooperative

A new co-op in South Philadelphia founded by food makers for social change.


Who we are

We have a mission to provide a seat at our table for all our neighbors. 1149 is a space that proactively includes and involves black folks, folks of color, folks with disabilities, immigrants, women, queer and trans people, and everyone with intersections of these identities. Your inclusion is at the center of what we do.

The front of 1149 has room for a collective gallery, community apothecary, and ongoing events. The back of the co-op has room for creators in the food justice movement to incubate their own businesses and collaborate on the 1149 lunch menu.

By pooling our resources, activists and artists can create a home for visionary work in Philly. In a moment when most of the city has been impacted by a removal of its history through gentrification, we can hold the legacy of El Compadre (1149’s predecessor) through the community building and organizing that’s happening here. That’s a torch we strive to carry.

Founding Team

Jena Harris, who runs foodeveryonedeserves (f.e.d.): a catering company that frequently works with and supports community organizing and social justice projects.

Ailbhe "Al" Pascal, of Fikira Bakery: a bike-powered bread CSA known for seasonal vegetable breads and other sliding-scale offerings.

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What we provide

Cooperative Kitchen

A cooperative kitchen space we hope collaborators will use for community-oriented food projects and events.

Event Space

A democratic event space for social justice and art.

Gather + Organize

A safe place for organizers to gather.


Philly Mag | foobooz

"At 1149, a mission-driven caterer and bike-powered baker will serve lunch and seek collaborators to use the space for community-oriented food projects and events."
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Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you! Send us an email + we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

1149 S. 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147