All You Can Eat, Philly

20 Apr

A few weekends ago, my friends and I took a quick day-trip to Philadelphia (“Philly”). We had one day to cram in as much eating as possible. I think we did alright.


We started with coffee at La Colombe, followed by a mid-morning snack stop at Federal Donuts. Two donuts, strawberry shortcake and blueberry mascarpone, shared four ways.


The blueberry mascarpone was INSANE. So good.


Here we are in front of America’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street, Elfreth’s Alley, selfie-stick in tow.IMG_4866Just playing it cool.


After meandering the sunny streets, it was time for lunch at High Street on Market. We shared the duck meatball sandwich (spicy marinara, liver and onions, lancaster young swiss), the grilled eggplant sandwich (smoked tomato sauce, amish smoked cheddar, fresh romaine), the kale salad (maitake, kohlrabi, hazelnuts, apple, goat’s yogurt), and three vegetable sides–white bean and broccoli rabe with pecorino, Sicilian cauliflower with pistachios, and garlic roasted Brussels sprouts with chili flake.


A close-up of the eggplant sandwich.


The three vegetable sides.


We took a short stroll after lunch and then headed to the Philly Farm and Food Fest where we (you guessed it) ate more food.


The mushroom booth was clearly a highlight.

After the food festival, we made a quick stop at the Reading Terminal Market, where we almost bought cannoli but decided it would just be too much. So, cannoli and grilled cheese at the Reading Terminal Market had to get pushed to the next Philly trip. Instead, we went to Tria Taproom to drink a beer before dinner.


We eventually ended the evening with dinner at Zahav, where these two ladies found out they got into dietetic internship programs! We celebrated with wine, champagne, and an amazing Israeli meal: hummus served with laffa; golden beets with tzatziki, rhubarb, pistachio; fried cauliflower with labaneh, chive, dill, mint and garlic; crispy haloumi with dates, pickled onion, walnuts, urfa; roasted zucchini with tehina, bulgarian feta, hazelnuts.


For dessert, an ice cream sandwich, which consisted of labaneh semifreddo, pomegranate cookies, beets, melon, and kumquat.

Until next time, Philly…


3 Responses to “All You Can Eat, Philly”

  1. rose916 April 24, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    I want to eat those donuts all over again 🙂
    Love the post!


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