Bars, Restaurants & Dining
Greg’s is a destination for breakfast in Manayunk, with French toast and pancake specials, plus omelets, scrambles and breakfast burgers. For a lighter, energizing breakfast, Boostin’ Bowls serves power smoothies and plant-based-ingredient bowls. Caffeinate at Volo Coffeehouse with a cappuccino and bagel, or at Pilgrim Roasters, which keeps the focus on quality coffee and their distinct flavor profiles – at a generally more affordable price than most downtown coffee shops, even.
Tacos, tortas and milkshakes are the marquee lunch attractions at Union Taco, with flavorful oxtail and cactus taco options. Han Dynasty serves up the full menu from its original downtown locations, including lunch specials that pack some mid-day heat. For a healthy – but filling – salad, head to Winnie’s, with its menu of colorful collections like a brown rice nut salad, pear salad and “blue Colorado,” with bleu cheese, asparagus and chili-glazed chargrilled chicken.
And, of course, for a slice there’s The Couch Tomato, with organic dough, fresh-made tomato sauce and a vegan cheese option.
A dinner of American classics – accompanied by a “whisky bible” – is served at The Goat’s Beard, lovingly crafting chicken and grits, salmon roulade and various burgers. Taqueria Feliz is where to find satisfying brisket enchiladas with oaxaca cheese; Bourbon Blue whips up Southern comforts like jambalaya, gumbo and, uniquely, a gator sausage quesadilla.
For drinks, Jake’s and Cooper’s Wine Bar offers an extensive wine list complemented with small plates ranging from crab cakes to chicken liver mousse. Cactus whips up a punch-y tequila cocktail, and Manayunk Brewing Company offers all kinds of small-batch craft brews that vary by season – and are available on tap or to-go.