Northern Liberties is easily one of Philly’s best neighborhoods for eating, given its walkable layout, top-notch bars and authentic, exciting international options. It’s also has some of the city’s most popular brunches.
Northern Liberties, Fishtown & Kensington:
- Kensington’s Martha brims with new ideas. The expansive bar features a bocce court, guest-operated record player, 24 taps with a focus on sour beers and a menu of hoagies on locally commissioned bread. 2113 E. York Street, (215) 867-8881, marthakensington.com
- Local bagel shop Philly Style Bagels goes from pop-up to stay-put with its new Fishtown storefront. Here they boil the signature small batch dough in Yards beer and serve up the manageably sized rounds with spreads and in sandwich form alongside Counter Culture Coffee. 1451 E. Columbia Avenue, phillystylebagels.com
- A growing chain, Travinia Italian Kitchen brings sophisticated and saucy dinner and lunch fare to Fishtown. Braised pork pappardelle, scallops gremolata and roasted chicken panzanella salad accompany international wines by the glass and house cocktails such as Tuscan sangria. 1000 Frankford Avenue, (267) 687-2020, traviniaitaliankitchen.com