A Chelsea Market-like food hall is under construction at The Bourse, Philadelphia’s grand dame of early-20th-century architecture adjacent to the city’s biggest tourist attractions. The developers just revealed 10 of the new tenants for The Bourse Marketplace, projected to open in the summer of 2018.
When finished, the 24,000-square-foot food court on The Bourse’s ground floor, long home to stalls catering to a tourist audience, will be lined with 27 independently owned eateries offering grab-and-go convenience for Old City office workers, fast-casual counters ideal for tour bus passengers, and sit-down dining. In addition, four anchor tenants will go into the building’s four corners.
Phoenixville-based Bluebird Distilling, which opened a tasting room at The Shops at Liberty Place in June, will occupy a prime location on the market’s center floor, complete with a 30-foot bar.
Chef Sylva Senat of Maison 208 plans to open Baby Buns, named for what his daughter calls sliders. The slider shop will feature international flavors — a chance for Senat to show off all of the different cuisines he’s cooked in his career.
Chaat and Chai closed their South Philly storefront over the summer but the restaurant will reopen at The Bourse with a menu of Indian fare designed for quick consumption: samosa chaat, dosas, and grilled meat skewers. Also moving from South Philly is Grubhouse, a West Passyunk neighborhood favorite. It will be one of the vendors opening early in the day, serving up breakfast dishes like bacon pancakes and salted caramel French toast.
The crew behind the Taza Truck in Easton will offer halal Egyptian dishes at Ka’moon.
Pasta makers Vera Pasta, based out of Westchester, are slated to set up shop with a quick-serve lunch option.
Two of the other vendors are known for their stands at the Easton Public Market: Olive with a Twist, which sells olive oils, balsamic vinegars, jams, and other gourmet pantry items, and Chocodiem, a Belgian-style chocolate shop.
There are also tenants new to the Philly area, including Pinch Dumplings, which has a stand at Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Marketplace.
At its first brick-and-mortar location, Prescription Chicken will bring chicken-based soups and yogurt bowls (the latter not chicken-based) to the new food hall.
The Bourse will release news about the rest of the marketplace vendors in the coming months. Stay tuned.