Philadelphia, PA - It’s summertime, and the eating’s breezy. The dining scene in Philadelphia continues to sizzle with new Latin American restaurant, El Merkury quick snack options like LUHV Vegan Deli and upscale drinking garden Harper’s Garden. The following are just some of the latest additions to the must-try list:
Center City Newest Editions:
- Brickwall Tavern – This expansive restaubar with a phalanx of rooms comes courtesy of an Asbury Park, New Jersey owner/management team. The Philly version of their gastropub has more fish and vegetarian options alongside classic burgers, tacos and fried goodies. 1213 Sansom Street,
- El Merkury Central – A Guatemalan restaurateur opened Philly’s first Central American street food shop. The quick-service kitchen specializes in pupusas, taquitos and churros.
- Harper's Garden – The garden trend continues, here with more sophisticated alternatives for outdoor drinkers. Set near Rittenhouse Square, the spot stays open from lunch (and brunch on weekends) through late night hours and serves upscale eats like white tuna crudo, ricotta toast and a nice selection of wine, cocktails and, yes, beer.
- Hummus Republic – A popular Los Angeles Mediterranean eatery touches down near Rittenhouse Square. The fast-service counter slings pita sandwiches, falafel bowls, salads and vegan burgers.
- LUHV Vegan Deli – The Reading Terminal Market’s newest tenant puts an oxymoron to work, with delicious results. “Tuna” salad, chili, burgers and sandwiches made with no animal byproducts make for conflict-free lunching.