Tomorrow (Nov 14) is National Spicy Guacamole Day! Grab some friends and give these seven spots a try for the ultimate guac dish.
Get your daily serving of fruit with Xochitl’s signature guacamole. Consisting of pineapple, grilled habanero, and jicama salsa, pomegranate, cotija cheese, and strawberries, you will be pleasantly surprised with how well these ingredients mix together for the perfect bite. 408 S. 2nd St., 215.238.7280, xochitlphilly.com
Turn things up a notch with El Vez’s spicy starter. The Tito Santana Guacamole is made with red bell peppers, jicama, habanero, serrano chiles and for a touch of sweetness, ripe mango. 121 S. 13th St., 215.928.9800, elvezrestaurant.com
Sometimes sticking to the basics is what’s best. The house guacamole at La Roca includes all the necessary ingredients: onion, lime, salt and cilantro. Not only is this classic recipe satisfying, but it never gets old. 4161 Main St., 267.437.4692, larocamanayunk.com
Jose Pistola’s strays away from the classic guac recipe by incorporating ingredients that aren’t typically used in the recipe. Comprised of toasted pistachios, goat cheese, and chili flakes, this intriguing blend of ingredients sets it apart from the rest. 263 S. 15th St., 215.545.4101, joepistolas.com
Knock out your daily serving of Omega-3’s with the Super Seed guacamole at La Calaca Feliz. Enjoy this flavorful dip made from almonds, chia, flax, hemp and pumpkin seeds. The sweet kicker? It is topped with a drizzle of honey. 2321 Fairmount Ave., 215.787.930, lacalacafeliz.com
With butternut squash, sundried tomatoes, and spiced pumpkin seeds topped with a maple balsamic drizzle, this perfect-for-fall guacamole is both sweet and savory. 133 S. 18th St., 267.606.6612, barbombon.com
The Spring Pea guacamole at Lolita’s is a unique deviation of a classic favorite. With smoked bacon, English peas, and cotija cheese, the combination of flavors will send your tastebuds into a frenzy. 106 S. 13th St., 215.546.7100, lolitaphilly.com