Here Are All the Philly Breads You’ve Gotta Get Your Hands On

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With flour-milling, natural fermentation and a lot of love, Philly’s new wave of bread makers insists on doing things the right way — the slow way. And because of these gluten geeks, our baguettes are now crustier than ever before and our sourdough loaves boast some of the biggest air pockets we’ve ever seen. It’s good eating.

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La Divisa Meats Hits High Street for Producer Dinner Tonight

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High Street on Market has been shining the spotlight on local farmers and food businesses all summer long with its Producer Dinner Series. Tonight, August 8th, executive chef Jon Nodler welcomes chef and La Divisa Meats butcher-owner Nick Macri for a feast built around La Divisa’s pasture-raised meats.

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10 Bakeries Turning Out Philly’s Best Bagels

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While debates still rage about whether a Philadelphia-made bagel can ever truly compete with New York standard bearers, it’s undeniable that our city has experienced something of a bagel renaissance in the past few years: newcomers like Knead, Spread, and the Bon Appétit-blessed Philly Style Bagels are doing new and exciting things, some of Philly’s longest-running bakeries that dominated the market for years are still turning out great bagels every morning, and even artisan bakeries are getting in on the action with limited-edition runs one or two days per week.

The next time you’re looking for a lox sandwich, an egg and cheese, or just a classic schmear, turn to one of these solid options.

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High Street On Market is One of the Best Healthy(ish) Restaurants in America

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Those of us who know High Street on Market and eat there with any kind of regularity probably don’t exactly think of it as a health food restaurant. Because of, you know, all that bread (gluten), those tea cakes and apple fritters (sugar, butter, fat), and sandwiches like the Hickory Town (boloney, eggs, cheese, gherkin mayo, awesomeness).

But according to our friends over at BeWell Philly–and, more to the point, the crew at Bon Appetit’s new health-focused blog, Healthyish–High Street really is a healthy place to eat. Or, at least it’s not a not healthy place to eat. Or something.

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This Philly Spot Just Landed on List of 10 Most “Healthyish” Restaurants in America

High Street on Market | Photo via Facebook

High Street on Market | Photo via Facebook

When I think of Old City’s High Street on Market, I mostly think of bread. So. Much. Bread. Freshly baked and begging to be stuffed into my face. (Buckwheat Cherry, you are never not on my mind.)

This thought of stuffing bread into my face with reckless abandon does not necessarily line up with actions usually associated with being healthy.

But a closer look at the menu, which boasts items like house-made ginger yogurt, grilled broccoli salad and brown rice fettuccine, shows that the spot, which gets a whole lot of praise for its pastries and oh-so-glutenous (see what I did there?) options, should — somewhat unexpectedly — be on your short list of places to go when in search of a healthy(ish) meal. And if you’re not already convinced, Healthyish, Bon Appetit’s new health-focused outlet, just put High Street on Market on its list of the 10 Most Healthyish Restaurants in America.

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