The Foodie Updates You Need Around the Main Line in October

This Month’s Coolest Culinary Events

A healthy hotspot in Ardmore, a new brewery location in Drexel Hill, an American eatery in Ridley Park and more make the month delicious.

Funneling their creative energy into superfood bowls, Leanne DelVescovo and Alia Sobel have fully embraced a healthy, feel-good philosophy at Lentil & Co. Lentils are a nutritional powerhouse loaded with potassium, folate, iron and fiber and free of cholesterol and sodium. They’re also a low-glycemic carbohydrate known for making people happy and less anxious.

We couldn’t have been happier with our Cool Kid and Psychedelic bowls, packed with ingredients like quinoa, chopped kale, mushrooms and filet tips. Smooth but never overblended, the hummus is made in house daily. “We don’t feel the need to overdo recipes here,” says DelVescovo. “We let the ingredients speak for themselves.”

Color, texture and flavor by the bowl at Lentil & Co.
Color, texture and flavor by the bowl at Lentil & Co. Photo by Ed Williams

The partners have refreshed the former Juice Dr. location with a modern vibe and plenty of natural light. Menu pricing draws on angel numerology and its repetitive sequences of three or four numbers—but you don’t have to buy into the spiritual angle to appreciate the reasonable prices. Fresh-pressed juices, immunity shots, salads, avocado toasts, spiced nuts and plenty of vegan options make this spot a welcome addition to Ardmore’s Rittenhouse Row. Look for soups in chillier weather. 44 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, (484) 414-4917, lentilco.com.

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More Nibbles: Artillery Brewing has opened its newest location in the Drexel Hill area, converting a 4,200-square-foot former bank building. Look for house brews, craft cocktails and an expanded menu with favorites like onion rings, smash burgers, soups and salads. 4221 Ferne Blvd., Drexel Hill, (610) 626-2937, artillerybrewing.com. … Delaware County’s Ash and Pretha Kailath are serving affogatos and more at Lu & Augs (named after their daughters, Laiyla and Augustine), where the focus is on soft ice cream, coffee and baked goods. 28 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, luandaugs.com. … Philly food scene veterans Philip Breen and executive chef Elijah Milligan have opened Rosemary, an airy 114-seat eatery serving locally sourced modern American cuisine in an upscale, contemporary environment. 25 E. Hinckley Ave., Ridley Park, (610) 671-3770, rosemaryrp.com. … Philadelphia’s Kismet Bagels is planning a Narberth location in the former Ginza Japanese Restaurant. The first Kismet with indoor and outdoor seating is coming this fall. 801 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, kismetbagels.com. And for more great foodie news and stunning eye candy, check out Main Line Today’s latest digital venture, Main Line Bite, a captivating new vehicle showcasing the culinary treasures of our region. Follow MLB on Instagram (@mainlinebite) and TikTok (@mainlinebite).

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