Popular breakfast and lunch spot, First Watch, already has locations in Newtown Square, Villanova and Wynnewood, and will soon add another spot to it reportoire. Construction is underway at the Fairfield Place Shopping Center in Exton for this newest location, which is expected to open in early 2019. Look for seasonal superfood bowls, power wraps, omelettes, frittatas and fresh cage-free eggs done any way you can imagine.
303 Pottstown Pike, Exton.
After months of delays, the highly anticipated Whole Foods Market in Newtown Square will debut on Jan. 18. The 51,000 square-foot store will feature grab-and-go prepared foods, as well as natural and organic grocery items. Inside, the Darby Creek Cafe will offer 12 local beers on tap, a curated selection of wine and cocktails and a pub-inspired menu. The butcher will have a dry-aging room with whiskey dry-aged meats, in-house sausages and a new ready-to-cook stir fry selection.
3737 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square.
Family-owned and operated, Brandywine Valley Bread has expanded from the Eagleview and Downingtown farmers markets to a brick and mortar in the Downingtown borough. The popularity of bouleis, baguettes, pastries and signature breakfast buns propelled owner Fran McLaughlin the opportunity to meet demand in this new neighborhood location.
3941 Lincoln Hwy., Downingtown.
Tom and Shannon Brown have revamped the interior of the former Nudy’s Cafe in Eagleview Town Center. The duo are bringing a diverse breakfast and lunch menu to the spot, with avocado toast, omelettes, chicken and waffles, skillet dishes, sammies, soups and salads. Go for the healthy cauliflower home fries or try a pile of crispy scrapple fries.
541 Wellington Square, Exton.
North Carolina’s Duck Donuts is bringing its warm, made-to-order confections, topped with scads of toppings, to West Chester. Recently opened and currently running a holiday assortment featuring mint icing, don’t miss fan favorite signatures “Bacon in the Sun” or “Boardwalk.”
1353 Dilworthtown Crossing, West Chester.
The latest addition to King of Prussia’s dining scene, Eddie V’s is known for its premium selection of seasonal seafood and delectable prime center-cut steaks, a top-notch oyster bar and Petrossian caviar. Cocktails get a twist, with options like the lemon rosemary spritz, Gatsby sour or the “Hope Diamond” made with Grey Goose vodka, Combier Pamplemousse rose liqueur, lemon, butterfly tea and a diamond ice cube.
670 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia.
Owner and chef Nick Kline recently opened casual sandwich spot, Nick Filet. Serving up a signature six-ounce filet mignon steak on a toasted bun with a plethora of add-ons, the menu also offers fries, grilled cheese, mac and cheese and a protein-rich salad with filet.
111 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli.
Nothing Bundt Cakes recently opened in the Whiteland Towne Center. The franchised bakery is known for fresh ingredients and a diverse selection of decadent bundts including eight and 10 inch cakes, tiered cakes, bundtlets, bundtlet towers and irresistible bite-sized butinis. Flavors include red velvet, chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline and new funfetti.
143 W Lincoln Hwy., Exton.
Debuting its first Pennsylvania location, Oath Pizza is now open in Ardmore’s Suburban Square. The Boston-based pizza concept—the first ever “certified humane” pizza chain in the the country—is known for its grilled and seared avocado oil thin crust and ethically sourced, natural ingredients. The menu includes the banh mi pizza, niman ranch pulled pork and the fall forager salad. The restaurant seats 22 and also offers a unique craft soda from Stubborn.
59 St. James Place, Ardmore.