In addition to the many shops and boutiques, Germantown Avenue is also home to a number of eateries serving a range of cuisines. The Market at the Fareway is modern farmers market, home to over a dozen local vendors that offer a variety of items including fresh produce, sushi, Vietnamese cuisine, cinnamon buns, coffee, and more. One of the Market’s vendors, local micro-brewery Chestnut Hill Brewing, serves Neapolitan-style pizza alongside a rotating tap list of craft beer brewed on premises, available in 16-ounce pours or to-go in growlers.
For breakfast, brunch or lunch, consider Mimi’s Market & Café, offering outdoor seating and live music on the weekends in an outdoor garden and patio space. Jansen strikes a perfect balance between contemporary American dishes classical French techniques, with seasonal dishes served in an elegant setting inside a quaint, 18th-century cottage along Germantown Avenue.
Savor Central American dishes at El Poquito, whose Baja-inspired menu includes tacos, nachos, fajitas, enchiladas, and margaritas, all of which can be enjoyed at their indoor cantina-style dining room or outside in their spacious garden. Don’t leave Chestnut Hill without visiting the storied McNally’s Tavern and trying their signature sandwich “the Schmitter” — a worthy alternative to the traditional cheesesteak, featuring grilled steak and salami, onions, melted cheese, grilled tomatoes and a delicious special sauce on a round roll.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies, pies, pastries, and ice cream from Brendenbeck’s Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, which has been serving treats in the same building since 1889, or with locally-made chocolates from Zipf’s Candies.
Cover photo: Market at the Fareway. Photo courtesy of En Route Marketing.