Great Restaurants in Philadelphia
Garces Trading Company
Community markets are a big part of food life in Philadelphia, from the clusters of farm stands set up around the city in summer to year-round Reading Terminal, one of the oldest public markets in the country. Now Jose Garces, having parlayed his signature Nuevo Latino style into multiple locations across town, adds Garces Trading Company, a thriving specialty market/dining room in the 1922 Western Union Building. The space also houses the first on-premises Pennsylvania State wine boutique, making it a convenient one-stop shop. Queue up at the counter for Garces’s contribution to the city’s sandwich legacy: the “cubano clásico,” succulent roast pork and house-cured tasso ham with Gruyère, mustard, and pickles, plancha-pressed to give the cheese just the right ooze.
1111 Locust St.; garcestradingcompany.com.