Six Pack: Scrapple, Whether You Like It or Not

Scrapple is a polarizing food. Some hear the world scrapple and think “I don’t even want to know what that is made out of” and others think “I don’t even care what this is made out of, it’s delicious.” If you are of the latter group then you will be happy to see this list of Philadelphia restaurants cooking scrapple up traditionally or in interesting ways. If you are of the former, well, hopefully this list will change your mind.

Classic Diner Style

Silk City Diner brings the all-night diner feel to Philly while mixing it up with New American dishes. When it comes to class diner grub like scrapple though, Silk City does not mess around.

Silk City Diner (Northern Liberties)
435 Spring Garden Street
215-592-8838

Polenta Scrapple

Amis may not be the first restaurant you would think of when looking for scrapple but if you head over for brunch on Saturday or Sunday you’ll find a treat. Polenta scrapple with sunny side eggs is the perfect combo to perk you up after a late night.

Amis (Washington Square West)
412 S. 13th Street& Waverly
215-732-2647

With Poached Eggs in Reading Terminal

For a hearty meal of Lancaster County scrapple under two poached barnyard eggs, Down Home Diner is the place to go for lunch or breakfast. Or just get some Philadelphia style scrapple on the side.

Down Home Diner (Reading Terminal Market)
51 N 12th Street
215-627-1955

Hickory Lane’s Open Faced Scrapple

You might be able to find Habbersett scrapple in the grocery store but it won’t be like Hickory Lane does it. Add it on top of grilled rye bread, organic goat cheese, spinach, and sunny side up eggs and you’ve got a big brunch.

Hickory Lane (Fairmount)
2025 Fairmount Avenue
215-769-2420 

Pork Scrapple Sliders

Even if you’re a scrapple lover it may surprise you to see it on the local, environmentally friendly White Dog Café menu. The Green Meadow Farms pork scrapple sliders with smoked cheddar and housemade balsamic ketchup are amazing.

White Dog Café (University City)
3420 Sansom Street
215-386-9224

Breakfast Bomb in NoLibs

To get a side worthy of Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat’s home cooking try their scrapple. Whether served simply or stuffed into a buttermilk pancake with scrambled eggs and maple syrup (the Breakfast Bomb) you really can’t go wrong.

Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat (Northern Liberties)
800 N. 4th Street
215-925-1150

Photo by Tony Cenicola | The New York Times

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  • JA

    a.kitchen and Bryan Sikora are supposed to have an amazing Duck Scrapple for breakfast and brunch service. I’ve seen it and been with someone eating it (who never had scrapple as they’re not from “here”) and loved it. Have also heard others talk about a.kitchen and their first comment is “have you had the duck scrapple?”

  • Apolonia

    You know the Philly Weekly has a feature called Six Pack, right? Probably not cool to use the same name…

  • T.C.

    Chef Ean Flannigan at Keg & Kitchen has a homemade scrapple on his brunch masterpiece, The Hangover Cure. The scrapple will convert non-Philadelphians, and the dish is worth going over the bridge for- again and again.