The reinvention of the Bourse Marketplace food court inside the historic Bourse building across from the Liberty Bell is almost complete. As promised, the vendors are opening in small batches over several weeks, with an official grand opening planned for November 15.
When the makeover of the historic former commodities exchange building has finished, there will be almost 30 food and drink vendors selling everything from south Indian dosas to Belgian chocolate. A good number will be fast-casual type, counter-service spots — the food hall will also feature four “anchor tenants” in larger spaces in its corners.
As of right now, at least seven are up and running — here’s the list of who’s confirmed to be open.
- Bronze Table by Vera Pasta: the West Chester producer of fresh pasta is trying its hand at the restaurant game, with a fast casual counter selling wild mushroom-sage ravioli and ricotta gnocchi (to name just two items), as well as Italian wines, and packaged pasta to prep at home.
- Lalo: with ties to Filipino pop-up dinner series Pelago, this counter will also lean into home-style Filipino fare, with inihaw (a grilled pork or chicken dish) and kamatis (a mango-tomato salad) among two staples on a rotating menu; cocktails and beer will also be offered.
- Menagerie Coffee: the Old City cafe gets its second location, and will serve coffee from Dogwood and Elixr.
- Mighty Melt: as the name suggests, it’ll be grilled cheeses with upscale twists — it’s a coproduction between British pie-maker Stargazy and artisan bakers Mighty Bread Co.
- Barry’s Buns: a bun-centric baker. Expect sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, bun-based bread puddings, and non-bun items like Liege waffles, butter cake, and babka.
- Takorean: this DC purveyor of Korean barbecue tacos (with multiple locations) is trying its hand at the Philly market — it also does rice and salad bowls.
- Penzeys Spices: not a food operation, but a retailer — this Wisconsin-based seller of herbs, spices, and spice mixes has a few dozen locations around the U.S.
Still to come
The following will open in the coming weeks, up to the Bourse’s grand opening in November:
- Seafood restaurant with raw bar 3rd and Ferry
- Poke bowls from Abunai Poke
- Fries, sliders, and frosé from Baby Buns
- Craft cocktail bar Bluebird Distilling
- Flower shop Bonatsos
- Break Juicerie, serving smoothies, juices, and açai bowls
- Westmont, New Jersey maker of Roman-style pizza Bricco
- Chaat and Chai: fast-casual Indian food
- Fanciful Belgian chocolate from Chocodiem
- Egyptian-style shawarma and more from Ka’moon
- South Philly breakfast hub Grubhouse
- Freebyrd Chicken, bringing fried chicken, sweet tea, and more
- #getfried: fries with toppings
- Kari’s Tea Bar, selling exactly what the name suggests
- Marino Brothers Cheesesteaks, also selling just what the name implies
- Mi & Yu Noodle Bar: a Baltimore import with pho, udon, ramen, and more
- Gourmet cheese, charcuterie, and olive oil shop Olive With a Twist
- Chicken soup ladelers Prescription Chicken
- American-Italian sandwich shop Rustica Rosticceria
- Pinch Dumplings: Chinese dumplings
- Rebel Taco: a Washington, D.C. import
- A food hall version of Walnut Street ice creamery Scoop DeVille
- Drink-here and to-go beers, ciders, and wines from TAPS Fill Station