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The Foodery - Center City

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The Foodery - Center CityThe Foodery - Center City

118 Reviews
Reviews: 118
Visits: 138
Avg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: 800
Cask: N
[ Eatery, Store ]

324 S 10th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107-6149
United States
phone: (215) 928-1111

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Reviews: 118 | Visits: 138
Reviews by Andreji:
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

So this is quite the little gem in a very beautiful neighbourhood downtown.

I was just walkin round pine street after having hit the farmer's market a bit further east and spotted this place from afar, northwest corner of pine and...something.

Now I love checking out small time grocery stores, but this looked like an average place (and the name gives no hints). However the door had a sign I think of dogfish or some other craft- maybe a logo of Chimay somewhere- so it caught my eye.

Inside it's distributed like any small time grocery store. There's a central aisle I essentially ignored. The side walls on the left have tonnes of belgian beers stacked as much as the furniture held- including a fair share of glassware. The back was also packed, but what most caught my attention were the fridges on the right- they're regionally distributed as locals, USA and european beers, with a very, very decent selection of local beers from which I chose a sixer to take back home (I went local). Took a peek though at the rest and the collection was from belgian to german a very decent few beers.

In all, this is a great source for local and US micros in my opinion, and is generally inexpensive. Worth a visit on the day you go back home.

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3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

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Photo of amano_h
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This Foodery is a little more limited in terms of selection compared to the Foodery at Northern Liberties due to their limited store space, but they pack or at least try to pack as much of a punch into the shop as they can.

Although the store front is almost hallf the size of Nor Libs', the Washington Square location seems to get all the same seasonal/rare imports that the other Fooderies get as well. (case in point: I bought a four-pack of Goose Isand Bourbon County Stout here, as well as the last bottle of Bourbon County Coffee Stout)

Don't buy food here as the groceries/food is a front for laundering beer (Due to, I'm assuming, the oh-so-strange Philadelphia alcohol laws). If you're looking for good beer and are too lazy/scared to take the Market-Frankford line to Girard, then the Washington Square Foodery is for you.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Photo of mvilushis
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

My daughter moved into an apartment a block away. After parking the car and walking back to the apt, we noticed a small corner store with lighted beer signs in the window. Intrigued, we walked in and, behold, a cramped area with a nice selection of single beers grouped into different countries. It was a pleasant surprise and have been back a number of times and been to the Northern Liberties location also which has a bigger selection.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of orangesol
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped in here a few days ago while in the area for an event. Figured it was only a few blocks away, might as well check it out.

Atmosphere was just like others have mentioned, it is pretty much a cross between a corner bodega and a bottle shop. It is really cramped and you have to walk around numerous objects to get anywhere. Quality was ok, nothing amazing, some of the bottles looked pretty old. Service was pretty good, I had two different people ask if I needed any help. Selection was decent for the size of the space but nothing amazing. Only one or two things I would have gotten had the prices been reasonable, which they certainly were not.

Overall an ok bottle shop in the heart of the city. If I lived in the area I might check it out every now and then to see what they have but I doubt I will return.

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -28.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

The foodery is a conveience store turned little beer store. Cramped. Very cramped couldn't move in there if your their with one or more customers. Beer selection is ok but couldn't get any better since its so small. Theres no parking what so ever, I just went when I had my City vehicle and double parked ( the perks of driving a City of Philadelphia Vehicle.) It's a bit pricey, rather go to Craft beer outlet in NE Philly. Probably will never go here again. Just went a couple of times since I worked in South Philly but wont be heading back.

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The Foodery - Center City in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.