What To Eat This Weekend: Blueberries
Over the Fourth of July weekend, we’re craving blueberries. The tart, juicy berries will undoubtedly be popping up in many a red-white-and-blue-themed dish at patriotic block parties, as they’ve hit peak season in our area. Can’t dedicate an afternoon to carousing and pie eating? Local chefs have got you covered with some sweet blueberry dishes. Click through to read our picks.
Funky Lil’ Kitchen
This tiny, super-seasonal restaurant pairs lemon curd with no-nonsense blueberry compote (just berries, sugar, and lemon juice) and house-baked shortbread cookies at dessert.
Funky Lil’ Kitchen, 232 King Street, Pottstown, 610-326-7400
Chef David Cox churns his Pennsylvania blueberries into a simple treat that (like the nearly 200-year-old Marshalton Inn) stands the test of time — blueberry ice cream. No fuss, just a scoop. Oh, it comes with a spoon, too.
Marshalton Inn, 1300 West Strausburg Road, West Chester, 610-692-4367
Chef-owner Michael O’Halloran pairs New Jersey sweet-tart blueberries with bright lemon at dessert. He swaps heavy cream with buttermilk in his lemon panna cotta, which comes topped with lemon jelly and fresh berries.
Bistro 7, 7 North 3rd Street, 215-931-1560
This ‘burbs restaurant serves a classic warm blueberry crisp with Bassett’s vanilla ice cream. Eat it outside on their patio and bask in its simple goodness.
333 Belrose, 333 Belrose Lane, Radnor, 610-293-1000
Marc Vetri’s warm, casual North Broad Street outpost serves a light, summery yogurt sundae with blueberry sauce and coconut shortbread.
Osteria, 640 North Broad Street, 215-763-0920
Get a sugar cone topped with smooth blueberry ice cream (made with berries from Stony Creek Farm in Hammonton, NJ) from this old-fashioned soda fountain and stroll down Market Street, boardwalk-style
Franklin Fountain, 116 Market Street, 215-627-1899
This Queen Village creperie/cabaret muddles blueberries and mint into a refreshing spin on a mojito.
Beau Monde, 624 South 6th Street, 215-592-0656
Washington Square West standby Valanni serves its berries in a brunch classic with a decadent twist—blueberry-dotted pancakes with vanilla-maple syrup, sliced almonds, and a dollop of champagne-mascarpone whipped cream.
Valanni, 1229 Spruce Street, 215-790-9494