Philadelphia, the city of brotherhood! It is the biggest city in Pennsylvania and a city with a big historical background, the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed by the founding fathers of the US. With more than six million people living, Philly is a steadily grown economy, following all the modern trends on every level. So, on a culinary level, there are many new and exciting farm-to-table restaurants, bringing this era, where the chef knows almost everything about the origin of the ingredients he uses, which are mainly organic, from local farms and ranches, and without the intervention of middlemen. Our team in Trip 101 found the best and most innovative farm-to-table restaurants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and suggests you grab your fork and join us on this mouthwatering journey!
Andrew and Kristin, the owners and chefs at Russet, came a long way to open this restaurant in Philly. Their love for the kitchen and the premium quality local ingredients is evident in their plates, that are mainly European with an American twist. The service is excellent, the staff is always smiling and this smile passes on to the clients. Italian and French dishes dominate the menu, and plates like pappardelle with guinea hen, shaved brussels sprouts and chestnuts or the grilled arctic char are really popular among the locals. You just need to hurry, cause the restaurant is closing on June 30th!
Address: 1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm; Fri: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm; Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (closed on Mon)
2. Hungry Pigeon
This roasted beet sandwich is so delicious it’s making us wonder why there’s no beet emoji! 🤔#lunchPosted by Hungry Pigeon on Thursday, 18 April 2019
Right in the middle of Queen Village and with a huge sign pointing towards the restaurant, you will find the Hungry Pigeon. This restaurant is open from early in the morning offering organic coffee, until late at night with the tables full of locals tasting the mouthwatering plates with ingredients from the local farms and ranches. Rock music fills the atmosphere with energy and then arrive the dishes to complete the experience. The NJ Monkfish and the mushroom fried rice are excellent for dinner, but did you arrive for brunch and are you still there?
Address: 743 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Website: Hungry Pigeon
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm; Fri: 7:00 am - 12:00 am; Sat: 9:00 am - 12:00 am; Sun: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Baology is an Asian restaurant that focuses on fresh and local ingredients, serving mostly Taiwanese cuisine, with a modern Philly twist. Most of the plates could be easily served in a fast food restaurant, but here in Baology, all the dishes create a delicious and complete gastronomic experience. Ethos is the central word for Jun’s (the owner and chef) mentality, and it is quite clear in her communication with both the suppliers of the top-notch ingredients and with the customers visiting the restaurant. Gwa Baos are to-die-for and popular among frequent customers!
Address: 1829 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (Sun closed)
From last night’s @frenchtownfarms Dinner: Smoked Shrimp Carpaccio you saw Chef John working on in the previous video...Posted by Fork on Thursday, 18 April 2019
In the heart of the Old City of Philadelphia and right next to the subway, you will find Fork restaurant, a restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine. At Fork, they are proud of the ingredients they use and they even advertise their suppliers, to demonstrate the satisfaction they get from their goods and the good relationship they have with them. The staff is very helpful with the menu and the wine list. The mushroom risotto is really amazing and for the carnivores, you should check out the pork loin and the scallops. Yummy!
Address: 306 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
5. Farm & Fisherman Tavern
Farm & Fisherman Tavern in the east part of Philly is the second restaurant for this established chain in the region. The owners insist on buying house-made or locally-sourced products and even wines and spirits and they are proud to promote the farmers of the region. The restaurant is also vegetarian-friendly. Don’t miss the ahi tuna and don’t forget to order a cocktail with it!
Farm & Fisherman Tavern
Address: 1442 Marlton Pike E, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Website: Farm & Fisherman Tavern
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm ; Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
6. Standard Tap
Standard Tap is a restaurant that has the atmosphere of a place where you can find the company of nice people that serve food from their soul. The menu changes every season following the ingredients available and it contains simple entrees, to pulled pork sandwiches and crispy smelts. The chef is also constantly producing new delicacies mostly based on local wildlife ingredients. A favorite order of loyal customers is the duck confit salad and mussels accompanied by sausage.
Address: 901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Website: Standard Tap
Opening hours: 11:00 am - 2:00 am (daily)
As you can imply from the name, Vedge is a ‘vedgetable’ restaurant (vegan as well), located in the Tiger Building, a building with its own significance for the local Philadelphians. You will be initially amazed by the wide selection of natural wines and craft beers available, and be utterly thrilled as you get to taste those delicious and innovative vegetable recipes. The service is amazing and the Happy Hour allows you to taste a little bit of everything at very reasonable prices.
Address: 1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Opening hours: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (daily)
On the menu: alina duck, tomatillo, shishito, sichuan #PhillyPosted by Cadence Restaurant on Wednesday, 19 September 2018
In the South Kensington, you may find one of the top restaurants in Philly, i.e. Cadence. The menu uses only local ingredients and the owners are proud to declare that they use only the best. When you visit Cadence you have the option to have a menu of your choice or a four-course menu. The restaurant is so popular that you need to plan ahead and book a table before visiting, but it is worth a visit. Whatever you may order, just don’t forget two words: “venison tartare”!
Address: 161 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (closed on Sun & Mon)
9. High Street on Market
LAST CALL for Thanksgiving pies and breads! ANADAMA - classic New England sandwich bread with whole wheat, cracked...Posted by High Street on Market on Sunday, 18 November 2018
In the heart of the Historic District, in the Old City of Philadelphia you may find this exceptional bakery and all-day restaurant called “High Street on Market”. The restaurant produces fresh bread and pastries every day, that accompany all their meals, from brunch until dinner. Although you can do a reservation, there is always a section of the table for walk-ins. The service is one of the best in town and the bar also serves several non-alcoholic spirits. All desserts are a must, but don’t forget to order plates like the hangar steak or the half-brick chicken!
High Street on Market
Address: 308 Market St; Philadelphia, PA 19106
Website: High Street on Market
Opening hours: Mon: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; Tue - Fri: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sat: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm; Sun: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
10. Will BYOB
Will BYOB is a restaurant using French classic techniques combined with modern elements and producing a fresh and seasonal menu. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the service is personalized and warm. The menu is always diverse and colorful. If you are brave, you could let the chef choose your main dish or even your whole order. Chances are that you will not regret it!
Address: 1911 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Website: Will BYOB
Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Fri: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm; Sat: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sun: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A new culinary era
Farm-to-table restaurants are known for the combination of high-quality products with the innovation of recipes. In Philadelphia there has been major growth in this field, making the diverse culinary industry of the city even more exciting. We found the 10 best farm-to-table restaurants in the region and we present them to you!
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