The City of Brotherly Love is bustling with great restaurants on every corner. This summer, we welcome a few new additions worth checking out. From Hawaiian to Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, here are the trending eateries to visit now.
The mastermind behind Federal Donuts, Zahav, Dizengoff, and Abe Fisher, has opened a brand new eatery in the heart of Center City that has gourmands buzzing all around Philadelphia. Keeping in line with his Israeli and Mediterranean-themed restaurants, Michael Solomonov offers up an all-vegan menu featuring falafel, fries, and tahini shakes. 1526 Sansom St., 267-239-0777
While their beers can be found at bars all over the city, Evil Genius Beer Company has finally opened a 6,000-square-foot brewery in the heart of Fishtown. Beer connoisseurs can stop by The Lab five days a week for tastings and light bites, and enjoy signature brews like Stacy’s Mom, I Love Lamp, and a farmhouse IPA known as Shut Up, Meg. Swing by the '90s-inspired basement, where you can enjoy old-school entertainment like board games and a Sega Genesis console. 1727 Front St., 215-425-6820
Rittenhouse Square's newest eatery serves up Hawaiian and Filipino-inspired cuisine from a casual storefront. Customers can revel in dishes like pork belly adobo, spicy ahi poke bowl, and lomi lomi salmon. This season, keep an eye out for their charming food truck outside Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market, Clover Market, Art Star Craft Bazaar, and more to grab their delicious bites on-the-go. 100 1/2 S. 21st St., 215-279-7015
Co-founders Michael Heyne and Dominik Stein started their Mediterranean mecca in 2011, and have since then expanded their fast-casual concept to 30 locations, one being right in the heart of Center City. The chef-curated menu keeps two things in mind: health and flavor. Hummus, tzatziki, and eggplant dips are made in-house every day, while their spring menu allows health-minded customers to build their own entrées with options like baby kale, spring vegetable relish, grilled beets, and spicy green whipped feta. 1601 Market St., 215-563-8373
Deep-fried pickles, pickle-brined wings, and the beloved pickled plate are among the most popular items at this kitschy speakeasy. The next time you're craving a craft cocktail, head over to Otis & Pickles for their cleverly named libations (think Blood and Sand, Lest We Forget, etc.) from an extensive list of drinks. Located in the historic J. Downing Building, the impressive interior was designed by Collazo Collective, and pays tribute to Philly in the greatest way possible: with delicious food and drinks. 2500 S. Third St., 267-761-5127