If you’re new to the Manayunk area of Philadelphia, one of the first things you’ll want to do is check out the local food scene. Luckily, in this neighborhood, it’s easy to come away from a meal satisfied and inspired by these local eateries.
The Goat’s Beard
Named after a local plant, The Goat’s Beard prides itself in using responsibly sourced ingredients in its chef-created seasonal menus. The menu starts with barbeque but quickly branches into a flavorful charred smoked turkey melt featuring bacon jam and horseradish mayo all the way over to a veggie-rich coconut curry. The inventive sides include watermelon and feta salad as well as beets and burrata. If you’re looking for a nearby community-minded restaurant to walk to from your apartments Manayunk, this might just be the place.
The Couch Tomato Cafe
After a long day at Pretzel Park, you may feel like dropping by The Couch Tomato Café for a cup of their chilled, gluten free, homemade, fresh gazpacho soup. Or perhaps you’re more in the mood to build your own sandwich with organic, local and all-natural ingredients. The innovative salad selections are spectacular. If you’re too tired to eat out, grab one of their pizza-to-go kits or look for the brainchild of The Couch Tomato Café owners, The Jar Garden, selling fresh salads in a jar from a vending machine.
Three generations of Manayunk residents have had their hands in kneading the dough at Marchiano’s Bakery. They offer 13 different types of specialty breads including their award-winning spinach and cheese bread along with the ever-popular Eagles Game Day bread. In addition, they make oreganata rolled bread and local favorite, tomato pie.
It’s easy enough to eat near your home, and when the food is tasty, it’s doubly great to eat at locally owned restaurants that support the greater Manayunk community.