The PHS Pop Up Shops are back next month, with a unique blend of horticulture and culinary arts. The South Street (1438 South Street) location will open April 1st Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday - Sunday 12 noon - 10 p.m., while the Manayunk (106 Jamestown Avenue) location will open later in mid-April Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.. Guest (and their pets) will be able to enjoy both locations safe, relaxing garden space. The setting will include a new array of seasonal flowers throughout the summer and early fall making a picture perfect setting for outdoor dining. This year PHS, is giving guest the opportunity to book private spaces in the garden to hold their own private celebrations. To secure your reservation and for more information, visit PHSOnline.org.


Now let's get into the food! Menu items from local Philadelphia restaurants Cantina Los Caballitos and Khyber Pass Pub make up a full food and drink menu this season, with delicious fare like the Garden Burger, plenty of vegan options, and new offerings such as Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Lemony Artichoke and Herb Hummus, and the Nashville Hot Chicken Wrap alongside of kid-friendly options like chicken fingers, burgers, and fries. 

Seasonal food and drink specials begin in May with Mexican specialties celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Guests can also look forward to the delicious tastes of summer such as seafood specials and BBQ. Dog bowls are conveniently located throughout the gardens for furry friends to join the fun.


The drink menu will include the famed Frozen Mojito with Faber rum, mint simple syrup, lime juice, butterfly pea powder and mint sprig while new additions like the Frozen Gritty Marg! with Lundazi silver tequila, Tang, lime slice, black salt rim and Old Fashioned with Larceny whiskey, sugar, lilac bitters, and orange twist will offer cool refreshment.

For beer lovers, the Pop Up Gardens will feature 16 options with a variety of IPAs, ciders, wheat beers, sour beers, and more. Craft beer selections include Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, and Log Yard Blueberry Shandy. A full selection of wines and non-alcoholic options will also be available.


Of course, there will be guidelines and protections to ensure everyones safety while in the Pop Up. PHS has set guidelines within the space in accordance with city and CDC recommendations for safe social distancing at restaurants. These guidelines can be found on their website: www.phsonline.org/popups. PHS’s health and safety requirements will continue to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of their guests, staff, and community. With that, processes may change and will be posted on the PHS website and social media accounts. For the most current information on hours, menu, safety guidelines, inclement weather plans, and more, visit http://www.phsonline.org/popups. Tickets to The Flower Show will also be available on site for purchase! Follow PHS Pop Up Gardens all season with @PHSGardening on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the PHS Blog.


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