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Locavore Lunch: FARMiCia

FARMiCia's outdoor seating area (photo by J. Smith for GPTMC)

Say hello to the latest installment of our latest blog feature, Locavore Lunch. In the coming months, we’ll be featuring area eateries that serve lunch and source their ingredients locally. They’re all sure bets for delicious eats and foodie cred. Happy noshing!

FARMiCia in Old City is the quintessential locavore stop. The menu is diverse and hearty, ranging from omelettes to fajitas. While the restaurant sources anything it possibly can from local producers, several items are locavore knock-outs: the angus burger uses Lancaster County meat and cheese, and the Lancaster County BLT is fresh from the farm.

Sides, like the celery and apple salad that accompanies the pressed ham and swiss sandwich, are fresh and locally sourced as well. Even American staples, like good-old grilled cheese, use PA and NJ fresh ingredients, like Amish cheddar cheese.

Both the delicious entrees and the spunky beverages incorporate fresh ingredients. For example, the Farmer’s Daughter—FARMiCia’s signature mimosa—uses fresh pressed orange juice. Some spirits, like the vanilla vodka, are house-infused, giving them a fresh, unique kick. From 11:30am to 3pm, all drinks, including beers, specialty cocktails and elixirs, are all half price. Guests are able to pair a Barn Burner, which is FARMiCia’s secret-recipe bloody mary concoction, with a delicious vegetarian burger or hacienda eggs.

Also, several options are vegetarian-friendly. Each course—starter, salad, sandwich, entrée, side—has an option for herbivores, like warm tostadas with avocado-tomato salsa, or the earthy hummus & avocado sandwich, dressed with cucumbers and artichoke pesto on a hearty grilled pita.

Located in Old City, FARMiCia is at the heart of the city’s hippest restaurants and art galleries, as well as Philadelphia’s rich history. It’s also a hoppin’ place, so be sure to make reservations—Philadelphia is overflowing with locavores!

15 S. 3rd Street
(215) 627-6274

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