The Bourse won’t rest until it has every single possible type of food represented in its new food hall, opening this summer in Old City across from Independence Mall. Philly already knows about the poke and tacos, the sliders, samosas, and dumplings, and the grilled cheese sandwiches the rows of Bourse vendors will be serving at what’s definitely going to be a major food destination for both locals and the tourist crowds that take over the area in the spring and summer. And now four more eateries have been added to the lineup.
Takorean, a fast-casual shop out of Washington, D.C., is bringing Korean-Mexican fusion to the Bourse. Look for tacos with Korean flavors, rice bowls, and salads. (Another spot for a Korean-Mexican mix is Coreanos in the Chinatown Square food hall.)
On the sweet side, Barry’s Buns, which also has a location in Chestnut Hill, will be baking sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, babka, Philadelphia butter cake, and other treats.
To drink, there are juices and smoothies at Break Juicery, which will also sell acai bowls.
Adding to the alcohol options at Bluebird Distilling in the Bourse, TAPS Fill Station will have beer, cider, wine, mead, and kegged cocktails on draft, available for imbibing onsite or pouring into to-go bottles.
All told, there will be 29 vendors, up from the original count of 27.
The Bourse is the fourth food hall for Philly. Chinatown Square opened its doors last year. Franklin’s Table starting serving on the University of Pennsylvania campus in March. Reading Terminal Market beat them all by opening 125 years ago.