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.
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.
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
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