Six Pack: Best Popcorn In Philadelphia


Having snack options at the movies other than popcorn are great, but popcorn is still our snack of choice. We just wish these restaurants and bars sold their varieties of popcorn in theaters.

Here are our votes for best popcorn in Philadelphia.

Truffle butter and parmesan popcorn

The Royal Tavern has had their truffle butter and parmesan popcorn on its menu for years but it is still as satisfying as the first time we stuffed our hand into that bag.

Royal Tavern
937 E Passyunk Avenue (Bella Vista)

Benton’s Bacon Grease Popcorn

How do you improve upon truffle butter and parmesan popcorn? Well when the team behind the Royal’s popcorn revamped the Khyber Pass Pub they knew bacon was the answer. The bacon grease popcorn with cajun seasoning is as spicy as it is addictive.

Khyber Pass Pub
56 S 2nd Street (Old City)

It’s Vegan Popcorn at Local 44

The fryers at Local 44 use soy oil so the popcorn comes out vegan. And with nutritional yeast, sea salt and olive oil, your meat eater friend won’t even mind.

Local 44
4333 Spruce Street (West Philadelphia)

Popcorn at Forest & Main

The bacon popcorn at Forest & Main is raved about my everyone. But on the night I was most recently there, it was a special of rosemary orange popcorn that has me plotting on smuggling in bags of the stuff to the awesome Ambler Theater.

Forest & Main (Montgomery County)
61 N Main Street, Ambler, PA
(215) 542-1776

Popcorn and Go-Go

The Trestle Inn is definitely a throwback and something about munching on popcorn while go-go dancer girate just works. That a serving is just $2, even for the roasted garlic upgrade makes it a six-pack pick.

The Trestle Inn
339 N 11th Street

Popcorn crusted shrimp at the Corner

At The Corner, chef John Taus does a twist on popcorn shrimp as the shimp is actually crusted in popcorn. What could be a gimmick is actually a surprisingly good appetizer.

The Corner (Midtown Village)
102 S 13th Street

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  • MPG

    @fieldhousephilly has really good smoked bacon popcorn. Square Bar at Palomar Hotel has really good truffle popcorn

    • Tara

      Love FH Popcorn!!!!!

  • Renegade

    Square 1682 has a truffled popcorn that is outstanding. It’s finished with a citrus salt that adds a fresh twist to the truffle oil flavor. Worth checking out!