A Food Hall for All

There’s something quite special about Franklin’s Table, the 8,000-square-foot food hall turning out sweet and savory selections from some of Philly’s most exciting chefs.
Far from an old school food court, Franklin’s Table is one of retail district Shop Penn’s undeniable hot spots. The community hub became a University City staple seemingly overnight and brings together an eclectic crowd (think graduate and undergraduate students, university faculty, young professionals, hospital staff, business owners, area workers, neighborhood residents and out-of-town visitors) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With stalls catering to every craving, seating for 175, a global gamut of cuisines, and an impressive number of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, this is the dining destination everybody’s talking about.
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3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Believe the hype.  Vegan and kosher falafel shop Goldie is the brainchild of the CookNSolo Restaurant Partners, which also includes such faves as fellow Franklin’s Table vendor Dizengoff as well as, Zahav, and Federal Donuts, among others.  The no-frills menu features falafel, fries, and tehina shakes, and makes a compelling argument for keeping it simple.  Crunchy-yet-fluffy, emerald green falafel balls are fried fresh to order and can be tucked into a pita or used to top a salad, unlike one you’re about to whip up at home on a weeknight.  Their creative condiments (Spicy Schug! Earthy Harissa! Funky Amba!) and shawarma-spiced fries can’t go without mentioning and make sure to save room for one of their signature shakes.  Available in flavors like Turkish coffee, mint chocolate, and banana, you won’t believe something so rich and creamy could be dairy-free. And while this Dizengoff location may be temporarily closed, if you are craving their favorite delish hummus, the Goldie is offering it in large takeout portions, exclusively for the food hall menu.

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3401 Walnut Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19104

Team Savory or Team Sweet?  At High Street Provisions, a new concept from the beloved High Street on Market in Old City (now to be High Street Philly in Washington Square), you won’t have to choose.  The adorable offshoot of the original café uses the same locally-sourced, sustainable products from area farmers to create their delicious pastries, breads, sandwiches, and market salads, each of which looks (and tastes) better than the last.  This is the place to get your avocado toast.  Made from High Street’s Toasted Keystone Ground, the Millennial mainstay is piled high with braised greens and showered with an appealing array of fresh herbs.  

On the crusty, buttery, and sugary side, where pastry Chef Aaron Manuyag reigns supreme, we suggest the Dirty Chai Kouign Amann.  Almost too pretty to eat, the swirly, crackly cake begs to be chased with a cup of Rival Brothers coffee.  Since pastry pickings sell out fast, grab one for now and one for later.

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3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The newest addition to the Franklin’s Table Food Hall, PaperMill is bringing it with its own unique take on Asian Fare! After starting on the beaches of Sydney, Australia and inspired by the Korean menu he grew up with, founder Alex Sherack has been serving the people of Philadelphia for three years from his food truck and is now bringing that same energy to PaperMill’s first-ever brick and mortar location here in University City.  Visit their stall and you can expect a ‘Fresh-Asian’ inspired menu that includes their famous Spurritos (fresh spring roll burritos), made-to-order bowls, Banh-Mi hoagies, sides and a range of refreshing beverages. Don't forget to add some guacamole, avocado, or some spicy peanut spice to really spruce up your order!

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3401 Walnut Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19104

Two words: Pizza. Night. You may recognize the name Pitruco from their treasure of a pizza truck — or perhaps from the nighttime bites at Smokey Joe’s (where they go by the name Enjay’s).  The two childhood friends from northwest Philadelphia landed one of the coveted slots inside Franklin’s Table for their first brick-and-mortar shop, and can be seen slinging affordable, award-winning, wood-fired pies with an ideal sauce to cheese to crust ratio.  

You don’t need to be a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur to appreciate the beauty in their from-scratch, cut-no-corners approach.  All of their sauces, doughs, veggies, and toppings are done in-house.  Most meats and cheeses (like the ones dressing up the photogenic flavor bomb otherwise known as the Soppressata) can be traced back to local farms and are prepped daily by staff.  Make sure you visit often, as specials change continuously, not just seasonally!

Since opening in 2018, Franklin's Table has been home to a premier lineup of food and beverage offerings from critically acclaimed chefs and local best-in-class operators. Each stall showcases the individual flavor and character of our restaurant’s offerings in an eclectic mix of new concepts and established favorites. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Franklin's Table is the best answer to the question of "What do you want to eat?"

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High Street Provisions

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PaperMill Fresh Asian Kitchen

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Pitruco Pizza

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