Stock, the Fishtown pho shop that’s one of Eater Philly’s 38 essential restaurants in the city, is heading to Rittenhouse. The second location of the Southeast Asian eatery, just announced on Instagram, is opening at 1935 Chestnut Street in what was Wokworks. Along with Stock, chef Tyler Akin co-owns all-day restaurant Res Ipsa Cafe in Rittenhouse with ReAnimator Coffee’s Mark Corpus and Mark Capriotti.
The original Stock opened in 2014 at 308 E. Girard Avenue, a small but beautiful BYOB with a short menu of salads (like the Burmese Crunch salad with melon, ginger, pear, sesame seed, chickpea flour, fried garlic, peanut, cabbage, and onion), banh mi, noodle dishes, and pho, including an excellent vegan version of the Vietnamese soup made with mushrooms.
It’s reasonably priced, especially for a hotspot surrounded by other popular restaurants in Fishtown, with the sandwiches and pho going for $10 and the noodles a few dollars more.
Before Stock, Akin was sous chef at Zahav, the Israeli destination from Michael Solomonov in Old City that claims another spot on the list of Philly’s essential 38.