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Philadelphia Is About to Reach Maximum Poke

Six Pokeworks are planned for the Philly area

Poke bowls at Pokeworks
Pokeworks [official photo]

Southern California-based poke shop Pokeworks is heading to Philly, with not one but six locations planned for the region. The first will open this summer at 1037 Chestnut Street in what’s quickly becoming a go-to neighborhood for popular chains, with Federal Donuts and District Taco going into the East Market development and Luke’s Lobster, Honeygrow, and Shake Shack (not yet open) just down the street.

The other five Philly locations for Pokeworks haven’t been confirmed yet, but all six are part of the same franchise deal, the company says.

Pokeworks follows the usual mainland poke concept: cubed raw fish served in build-your-own rice bowls and salads. The fast-casual shop also sells poke burritos. The chain is only a few years old, but already has 20 locations open across the country and about 100 more in the works.

Poke is already easy to find in Philly, and there are more options, in addition to Pokeworks, on the way. Abunai Poke out of D.C. will open at the new Bourse food hall this summer. New York City’s PokeSpot is opening its third location, and first outside of New York, at 1804 Chestnut Street.

A spread at Pokeworks
Pokeworks [official photo]