Since 2016, the second Sunday in January has always been dubbed “National Sunday Supper Day,” and in the City of Brotherly Love, 2021 will be no different. Here are a few ways to indulge in the tasty holiday in Philadelphia.
Pivot Coffee and Soupery
With the winter weather on full blast, why not warm up with some soup? Owners Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico— the team behind Hawthornes, Wine Dive, Tio Flores, Quick Sip and The Cambridge— have decided to offer a one-stop-shop for all things comfort in the edible form. Pivot Coffee and Soupery will offer Philadelphians the chance to indulge in a full-service coffee and espresso shop, soupery, bakeshop and wine shop all rolled into one. The venue will also feature creations from a pastry chef, an expanded streetery, plus Igloo bubble outdoor dining.
For the soupery, look for Pivot Coffee to feature at least six types of soup to rotate during the week and month – with the starting line-up to including roasted corn and crab chowder, roasted cauliflower bisque, tomato basil bisque, beef chili, spicy Fishtown chowder and French onion.
Wine lovers can also sip on a massive amount of wines. Right now, Pivot is boasting about 150 different options—one of the most robust lists of wine for a shop of its size in the entire city.
738 S. 11th St.
Maybe you’re favorite part of Sunday Supper is preparing the feast with your loved ones, and there is a service that has what you need to do just that. Deri Dari is a brand new virtual cooking experience for aspiring chefs and unexperienced home-cooks. According to a release, on the Deri Dari platform users can browse a range of dishes, themes, or directly by chef to book virtual cooking classes with professional chefs. Cooking experiences range from 30-90 minutes and start at $15 for a side dish.
Launching in Philadelphia with grocery delivery as a way to support our out-of-work chefs, Deri Dari has also struck up an exclusive partnership with Mama-Tee’s Community Fridge Project by sponsoring two fridges and providing recipe cards, ingredients, and free classes on building delicious and nutritious meals from the staple ingredients provided.
Primary Plant Based
If you’re looking to opt for a more plant-based Sunday dinner experience, one pop-up has you covered. Primary Plant Based comes from Mark McKinney, the executive chef of Royal Tavern, Cantina Los Caballitos, Cantina Dos Segundos, Khyber Pass Pub and Triangle Tavern.
Chef McKinney is equally renowned for his delicious vegan dishes as he is for his famous Royal Burger at Royal Tavern, and according to the release, McKinney, a long-time vegan, has wanted to do a plant-based concept for several years. Primary Plant Based will feature a menu that changes frequently and reflects the season. Dishes on McKinney’s first menu included sweet potato toast, spicy peanut mole moodles, maitake mushrooms and grits, rou jia mo “meat sandwiched in bread” and baked churro donuts with chocolate ganache.
56 S. 2nd St., primaryplantbased.com
“Apres-Ski” at The Good King Tavern
Take a trip to the French Alps without ever leaving Philly for your Sunday Supper experience. This weekend, diners can head to the Bella Vista eatery to check out their own version of a Mont Blanc (Chamonix) chalet. Philadelphians will be able to indulge and enjoy all things surrounding Alpine winter culture including munching on specialty treats.
Apres-Ski will be serving up raclettes, vin chaud, cheesy French hot dogs and much more. If you’re thirsty for wine, le Caveau will also be popping up as a bottle shop downstairs at the Tavern as well with wines under $20- $40 or “fancy forever” wines for special occasions. This winter-time pop-up will consist of insulated pods with infrared wall-mounted heaters, plus patio and street seating with propane heaters.
614 S. 7th St., thegoodkingtavern.com
Cake & Joe
Why not end Sunday supper on a sweet note? Cake & Joe, a new gourmet dessert café and weekend brunchery recently opened in the Pennsport neighborhood of the city. The shop will offer La Colombe coffee and gourmet hot chocolate, and will feature draft cold brew, a number of grab-and-go items and afternoon tea service as well.
The single-serve cakes will be priced at $7 and $8 apiece, and feature creations such as coffee mousse; passion chocolate; almond caramel; strawberry mousse; green tea; chocolate blood orange and more. The gourmet cake offerings include a number of different whimsical designs and many are filled with mousse and seasonal compositions.
1401 E. Moyamensing Ave., cakeandjoe.com