Chester County restaurants have turned to offering groceries to serve their customers, writes Michael Klein for the Philadelphia Inquirer. It has made more sense for local restaurants to offer groceries, because their dining rooms are no longer full.
And if you ask me, these market items are just what you need to hunker down at home and enjoy.
Steel City Coffeehouse (located at 203 Bridge Street in Phoenixville, 484-924-8425) is a brewery and coffeehouse and now home to their food market offering oatmeal, milk, eggs, cheese, granola, beer bread mixes, cookies, jams, honey and so much more!
Order online and pick up and go on in and get yourself a breakfast biscuit sandwich while you’re there.
Aneu (located at 1556 E. Lancaster Avenue in Paoli, 610-251-9600) offers free delivery up to five miles with a $25 order, six to 10 miles with a $50 order, 11 miles or more with a $100 order.
Aneu features items from their Market (like a heat-up quiche or marketplace salads), Juicery (fresh-pressed and brewed daily juices from clean ingredients and fresh produce), freezer favorites (like soups and casseroles) and Weekend Travel Bags to stock your pantry.
Olga Sorzano just celebrated six years (Happy Birthday!) running A Culture Factory, her kombucha business in Chester County, built on her Siberian grandmother’s recipe.
She’s turned the tasting room into a market pantry, where you can order online anytime and pick up on Tuesdays and Saturdays, offering items like local pierogi, Food & Ferments’ sauerkraut, LUHV’s sweet potato jalapeño soup, Fishtown Pickles, chicken pot pies, smoked salmon, hand pies, and of course, her famous kombucha in a variety of flavors. A Culture Factory is located at 333 Morgan St., Phoenixville, 267-738-1973.
Desmond Hotel (located at 1 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, 610-296-9800) has a new twist: it’s become a food pantry run out of their Desmond Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.
That’s not something you hear every day. This Malvern hotel offers curbside pickup of prepared foods, as well as a large selection of soups, salads, breads, beer, coffees, pasta, olive oils, meats, seafood, desserts, and family-style meals. Order online for curbside pickup.
Read more about local market pantries here.