Stock Rittenhouse Is Adding Seafood Takeout for the Rest of the Summer

Tyler Akin’s Center City lunch spot will add Anchor Light, a pop-up serving lobster, shrimp and crab rolls.

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Stock Rittenhouse is switching to seafood takeout for the rest of the summer under the name Anchor Light. Photo courtesy of Anchor Light

Starting today, July 1st, Tyler Akin’s Rittenhouse Stock location will serve as a ghost kitchen for “Anchor Light,” a takeout- and delivery-only concept that will run through the end of the summer.

“Stock has always been seasonal,” Akin said, referencing the fact that Stock’s soup sales tend to dip in the summer. “It has been awkward to reopen during our slow season, not a lot of outdoor dining, no cocktails, and reduced lunch sales.” Anchor Light, he says, appeals more to what people are craving right now: summer food that does well for takeout and delivery. Stock’s full menu will also be available.

Akin also said he’s not sure how long the pop-up will go on, but that it would likely go through the summer and might serve as “an incubator for something else that we do in the future.”

Anchor Light will operate as a ghost kitchen, meaning that it will be available for takeout and delivery only. The menu is available here, while delivery will be offered through Caviar.

The menu includes three styles of lobster rolls — Connecticut, Maine and New England — each served on a toasted roll. There will also be a crab roll, shrimp roll, hot dog, fried chicken sandwich, and an Impossible burger. Sides include fries and a few salads featuring peak summer produce.

Anchor Light is the second seafood pop-up we’ve seen this summer. Little Fish has been offering a weekend raw bar for takeout and outdoor dining. They describe it as “similar to an outdoor raw bar you might find down the Shore or in Maine.” They’ve sold out repeatedly, which indicates that even Philadelphians who aren’t joining the hoards on the actual shore are eager to feel transported.