PHILADELPHIA — From French cuisine to Thai rolled ice cream, Philadelphia’s restaurant scene is introducing a plethora of new and revamped eateries for the summer season. Visit Philly recently compiled a list of the newest fast-service, brewpubs, and fine dining options in the city.
Here are just a few of Philly’s new hot spots.
Located at 208 South 13th Street in Center City East, and led by Chef Sylva Senat, this Midtown Village bistro features French flavors and contemporary dishes, wine by the glass, and a retractable roof.
This is the second Sweet Charlie’s Thai-rolled ice cream parlor. The first, located in Washington Square, was such a success, there will be a second eatery on Walnut Street in Center City West. Guests choose an ice cream, yogurt or vegan base, then choose from an array of toppings that are mixed into the base. The treat can also be spiked with chocolate liqueur, red wine, or Kahlua.
If the name doesn’t give it away, this Northern Liberties eatery is soul food at its finest. The main attraction is the fried chicken, but the sides are just as delectable. Honey butter-drenched cornbread, along with mac and cheese, collard greens, potato salad, and banana pudding with spiced brittle make this a little piece of the south right in the city. Love and Honey, owned by two graduates of the Culinary Institute of America, is located at 1100 N. Front Street.
Located on Walnut Street in West Philadelphia, the Walnut Street Cafe was opened by a team from New York City’s Rebelle. The 3,000-square-foot eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is conveniently located near both University City and 30th Street Station.
There are a few establishments coming to the area that have quite unique names such as Six Feet Under, a gastropub tavern coming to Washington Square; The Ugly Duckling, a noodle bar with an American hipster twist in Washington Square West; and Wiz Kid, a vegan quick-service eatery in Rittenhouse Square.