The Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia is filled with beautiful old homes, along with a vibrant downtown of shops and restaurants. Because of the makeup of the businesses, the customers who visited Chestnut Hill tended to be older adults. Over the years they have added several family-friendly stores and events, but there was not a lot to attract younger adults. Luckily, the district decided to convert their traditional farmers market into a more upscale version called the Market at the Fareway.
Now, in addition to the stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, there are several exciting restaurants like my favorite, the Chestnut Hill Brewing Company that serves wood fire pizza and craft beers. Some other standouts are the Korean-Style menu at Chicko Tako and Momos with Tibetan-Style dumplings. There is room to sit inside, but if it’s nice out they open the walls of the market to outdoor seating including Adirondack-style chairs surrounding a gas fire pit.
Because it is tucked back behind shops and restaurants lining Germantown Ave., the vibe is more relaxed and social – a great place to wrap up your day with food and drink among friends. If you still have room in your stomach following lunch or dinner, make sure to stop by Barry’s Buns for delicious grilled homemade sticky buns. If not, just order them to go. Perfect for a late-night snack or a late breakfast.