Charcuterie boards have proven that they’re not just a trend, they’re here to stay. With a city full of Italians, I like to think Philly knows how to make a great one. Let’s be real, is there really ever a bad time to enjoy a charcuterie board?
DiBruno Bros is known for their cheese, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it made the list. Instead of grabbing a couple blocks of cheese and some salumi for an at-home board, head upstairs at their Rittenhouse location to find Alimentari. They have curated charcuterie boards made with only quality ingredients – trust me, you’ll taste the difference. Their boards can be enjoyed as is, with a crisp cocktail, or as a start to a seriously delicious meal.
Tria is exactly the kind of place you would expect to have a great charcuterie board. A casual, but intimate wine bar with 18 different cheeses to choose from -many of them sourced locally. The staff is knowledgeable, so you can ask them what glass of wine will go best with what cheese. Grab a seat outside on a crisp fall afternoon and you may just feel like you’ve been transported to a quaint European side street.
While Martha may have a smaller cheese selection than the aforementioned places, what they lack in variation, they make up for in thoughtfulness. You can find your cheese paired with fun accouterments like juniper honey, miso mustard, and an array of their house pickled vegetables. We also love that they prioritize local ingredients, like Perrystead Dairy, made just down the street! Their spacious outdoor patio makes it an ideal place to enjoy one of their boards with a funky glass of natural wine or one of their many NA cocktails.
Bar Hygge has put a spin on the traditional charcuterie board, with their very own “Hygge Board”. You can build your own board by choosing three, five or seven items from their protein, vegetarian and cheese options. With options like salmon, ceviche, mac & cheese and crispy Brussel sprouts, you can try a bit of everything – along with their house-made bread. They get extra points for the restaurant’s cozy vibes.
Ok so it’s really not a charcuterie board at all, but tinned fish is having a moment! Whether you’re jumping on the bandwagon or have always been a tinned fish stan, American Sardine is the place to take it all in. Their “Tinned Fish Board” comes with Galician sardines in olive oil, served with grilled bread and accouterments like pickled vegetables and even more fish. Pull up one of their beach chairs outside on their patio before it gets too cold!
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