Just days after word got out that Cheu Noodle Bar and Wiz Kid plan to pull out of the Whole Foods in Fairmount, their replacements have been announced. Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook, who already have a branch of Dizengoff on “Restaurant Row” at the Whole Foods, are adding outposts of Goldie, the vegan falafel and shake shop, and doughnut powerhouse Federal Donuts. Both are slated to open in November.
Goldie’s Whole Foods outpost will offer the same selections as its standalone shop right above Rooster Soup Co. on Sansom Street: falafel, fries, and tehina-based shakes. Federal Donuts, which has several locations in Philly and one in Miami, sells fried chicken and doughnuts.
Solomonov and Cook are the James Beard winners behind Zahav, Rooster Soup Co., and Abe Fisher, along with the restaurants noted above. The Federal Donuts team, which also includes Felicia D’Ambrosio, Tom Henneman, and Bob Logue, just released a cookbook, Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectacular Story. Solomonov was also just announced as the chef at the new American Express Centurion Lounge at the Philly airport.
The last day for the Whole Foods’ locations of Wiz Kid and Cheu Noodle Bar is Sunday, October 22.
- Cheu Noodle Bar and Wiz Kid Are Out at Whole Foods
- Zahav Star Michael Solomonov Is Opening a Falafel Shop
- Vegan Falafel Shop Goldie Opened Over the Weekend
- Federal Donuts Releases First Cookbook, Plans a Block Party
- Michael Solomonov Is Heading to the Philly Airport