Dizengoff Makes University City Debut With an All-New Dessert

The Franklin's Table location of Dizengoff is now open.

Frozen labneh with chocolate shell, sesame and peanut. | Photo courtesy of CookNSolo

As the culinary director of CookNSolo, Caitlin McMillan works mostly behind the scenes, cooking up ideas like Goldie’s tehina milkshake, one of the best afternoon pick-me-ups available in Center City. Now, she’s bringing us frozen labneh — a soft serve-like frozen treat available at the new Dizengoff opening today at Franklin’s Table in University City.

Labneh is a thick, creamy, cheese-like yogurt typical of Middle Eastern cooking. For the frozen version, McMillan has sweetened it lightly and spun it into a soft-serve texture for a dessert that lands somewhere in between ice cream and frozen yogurt. Available in a cup or a cone, it comes plain, topped with house made strawberry-rose shortcake crumbs or dipped in a hard chocolate shell and sprinkled with peanut and sesame.

Photo courtesy of CookNSolo

In addition to frozen labneh, the new Dizengoff will serve the same rotating menu of hummus bowls as the other two locations, with toppings like hawaij beef cheeks, lima beans, and eggplant, all served with freshly baked pita and a salad. The menu also includes a grab and go section of hummus by the pint, pita by the half dozen, and salads. Dizengoff replaces Little Baby’s Ice Cream, which recently closed down all locations.

The Franklin’s Table location at 3401 Walnut Street  is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo courtesy of CookNSolo


The new Dizengoff is inside Franklin’s Table food hall in University City | Photo courtesy of CookNSolo