August is National Peach Month, and there’s truly no better time to enjoy this sweet and juicy fruit than when temperatures soar. Whether you prefer them baked into pies, stirred in a chilled glass, or simply tossed over a fresh salad, there are endless ways to get your fix of peaches this summer.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped straight into decade’s past at Franklin Fountain, where the staff wears bow-ties while dishing out old-fashioned sundaes, floats and cones. Indulge in the Ladies’ Choice: a peach ice cream float made with raspberry soda and topped with whipped cream. 116 Market St., 215.627.1899
Summer’s iconic pair-- peach and bourbon-- take the spotlight in this tasteful concoction by M Restaurant. Grilled peach-infused Bourbon, E&J Peach, smoked maple simple syrup, and peach bitters create a flavorful beverage best enjoyed in the romantic outdoor dining area. 231 S. 8th St., 215.625.6666
For those who opt not to imbibe, Autograph Brasserie offers its Peaches & Tea mocktail. This refreshing bevvie combines iced tea, peach, honey and lime — perfect for staying hydrated on sweltering August afternoons. 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610.964.2588
Salad gets a fresh and fruity twist at Revolution House. Sweet grilled peaches meet an eclectic mix of watermelon, feta, red onion and wasabi peas— all tossed over a bed of arugula and finished with a drizzle of pink peppercorn vinaigrette. 200 Market St., 215.625.4566
Freshly-picked peaches make these baked goods taste even sweeter. Try the inventive Peach Cinnamon Bun, or treat your tastebuds to the best of summer’s bounty with the Blueberry Peach Pie. 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, 610.876.7116
Photography by: Photography courtesy of Casey Robinson