Summertime in Philadelphia: 8 Must-Try Eats in The City

Summertime is in full swing at the City of Brotherly Love! With Philly’s diverse neighborhoods encompassing various different types of restaurants and dessert shops, there are tons of options for good eats. In this blog, we highlight some of our favorite foods to try in the city this summer!

1. Honeygrow

A cold, refreshing salad on a summer day? Yes, please! Swing by Philadelphia-born and loved Honeygrow to enjoy a delicious salad. If salads are not your thing, try their incredible stir-frys. Made with the freshest ingredients, Honeygrow is definitely a must-try spot.

2. Center City Pretzel Co

For 40 years, Center City Pretzel has been delivering the best soft pretzels in the city. Warm, fresh, and delicious, these are the perfect snack for your summer afternoon. The facility is also nut and dairy free. They have also introduced pragels (a unique combination between pretzels and bagels) that look incredible!

3. Tuck-ins

Tuck-ins are a one-of-a-kind treat based in Philadelphia. These roastable Inside-Out S’mores come readily assembled onto a stick. They are available in various delicious flavors: Classic S’mores, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter Cup, and a Gluten-Free and Vegan option. Perfect for summertime bonfires and pool parties, you need to try these fun treats ASAP. Order them now and use code SMORE15 for 15% off!

4. Village Whiskey

Burgers are another summer staple and Village Whiskey in Rittenhouse Square has some of the best ones. Their current burger of the month features an 8oz patty served with jalapeno bacon, fontina cheese, heirloom tomato, pickled red onions, baby arugula, and sweet corn & basil aioli... Mouth-watering. They even have a veggie burger option made with black beans and lentils. Lastly, make sure to check out their extensive collection of drinks, including 100+ whiskeys.

5. Four Seasons Juice Bar

Need a quick refresher? Stop by the Four Seasons Juice Bar at the Reading Terminal for a delicious smoothie or juice. They have tons of options to choose from and will definitely leave you feeling rejuvenated and satisfied.

6. Dahlak Paradise

Located in West Philly, Dahlak is a family-owned Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurant and bar. They have a huge back patio that often features live music performances and comedy shows. Good food and good vibes - what more could you want?

7. Insomnia CookieLab

You have to visit Insomnia Cookies' new CookieLab in South Philly! The speakeasy (sweeteasy) is covered in neon lights and is definitely a spot to check out. There, you can create your own cookies or try a cookie-inspired milkshake. The CookieLab is perfect for a fun summer night adventure and sweet craving.

8. Mango Mango Dessert

Because you can never have too much dessert, our last recommendation (for now) is Mango Mango Dessert! A mango-lover’s dream, their menu is full of so many unique desserts and drinks. They combine traditional Hong Kong recipes with a modern twist, using the freshest ingredients. Lastly, the store is super cute and perfect for you and your crew to have a laid-back, relaxing time this summer.

Tag us on Instagram @tuck.ins or Facebook @TuckInsFoods and tell us your favorite food spots in the city this summer!
By Shivani Acharya

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