Bon Appétit’s 24 Best New Restaurants List Includes Two Philadelphia Restaurants
Bon Appétit Magazine has named the 24 Best New Restaurants of 2023, and Philadelphia is represented not once, but twice on this list. Bon Appétit Magazine has been in publication since 1956. Trusted for 66 years on the subject, their editors are able to spot the best and brightest in all things food. Their list of the 24 Best New Restaurants of 2023 is out, and Philly is in there with two very different choices.
In all honesty, I’ve never heard of either spot. That doesn’t say anything though. We’ve got a toddler, and we admittedly don’t get out much. I will say though, that these two are now on my radar, and I can’t wait to visit. Two very different types of food offerings too. One is a vegan restaurant, and one literally has the word sausage in the restaurant name itself. Different, but both sound delicious. Two different Philly neighborhoods too.
Philly’s Best New Restaurants According to Bon Appétit
1.) Heavy Metal Sausage Co. – South Philadelphia
Bon Appétit describes this place essentially as a regular butcher shop and sandwich joint that becomes something else altogether on Thursday and Friday nights. Check out the write up in Bon Appétit HERE. It sounds pretty fancy on Thursday and Friday nights, with homemade pasta dishes and a four course meal for about a dozen people at a time. Hit them up on a Sunday though, as a catering option for an Eagles game. They do everything from Eagles tailgates to office lunch meetings and charcuterie boards. Just be sure to give them a heads up 48 hours in advance. They bake all of their bread fresh in house.
Located at 1527 w Porter St, South Philadelphia.
Here’s the description from the Heavy Metal Sausage Co. website:
“We are an all local, specialty meat producer, butcher & deli. We make all kinds of sausage, pâtés, salami, scrapple, etc. We mill flour, we bake bread and we hand make pasta. But most importantly, we support local farmers, producers and artisans that raise animals, grow produce, and craft items sustainably and ethically. We are proud to support our local farmers and our community. We do everything we can to only use local ingredients, though there are a handful of things we have to source from outside our region.”
Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays 10am-4pm, and Trattoria on Thursday and Friday nights: seating at 6pm and 8:30pm. with 4 courses served family style, $75 per person. Make a reservation HERE.
So there’s the carnivore option.
The other Bon Appétit Best New Restaurant Philly pick is vegan, but they are pretty clear that the word vegan doesn’t do the restaurant justice.
2.) Pietramala – Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
The quote in the article Bon Appétit makes me want to try everything on the Pietramala menu as soon as possible. Amiel Stanek says, “No bite will leave you wanting, no swipe of sauce will fail to elate. This is post “-vegan”; it’s beyond “plant-based”; it’s smart and fun and craveable in equal measure.” I’m not sure this could have been a nicer write-up. I’m sold. Delicious and innovative and completely animal free food.
Located at 614 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123 in Northern Liberties.
Here’s the description from the Pietramala website:
“A little restaurant putting plants on a pedestal.” Love it.
It’s BYOB and $20 per bottle service. Open 5-9pm Tuesday through Saturday. Make a reservation HERE.
Excited to try both of these spots, and soon. If you want to read more about what they had to say, or see about the other 22 Best New Restaurants nationwide, head HERE to check out the entire list.
And eh… Bon Appétit! (I had to.)