Get your squash fix at any of these Philly locations.
Time (1315 Sansom St.)
Dish: Acorn Squash ($15)
Prepared with whipped tofu, seared wild mushrooms and a ginger snap, this dish is sure to animate your taste buds both with its variety of textures and its distinct flavors. Time is a great place for a date or dinner with friends — the food is delicious, the ambiance relaxed and the fully–stocked bar doesn’t hurt, either.
Talula’s Garden (210 W. Washington Sq.)
Dish: Spiced butternut squash ($13)
You shouldn’t need a reason to visit this downtown–chic Steven Starr restaurant, but we’re giving you one anyway. The ravioli appetizer is a flavor haven, prepared with ginger–scented butter sauce, squash–apple sauté, sage and toasted hazelnuts. Paired with the cozy ambiance, a trip to Talula’s is the perfect thing for a brisk fall day.
Mercato BYOB (1216 Spruce St.)
Dish: Pumpkin fettuccine (price not listed)
If pumpkin fettuccine doesn’t sound interesting enough, you should be sold on the dish’s combination of roasted butternut squash, parmesan cheese, crispy parsnips and sage brown butter. The restaurant is BYOB, so grab a bottle of spiced rum and enjoy a full fall feast before the next downtown.
Farmicia (15 S. 3rd St.)
Dish: Squash blossoms ($10.25)
Since Farmicia was developed by the owners of White Dog and Metro, you’re contractually not allowed to object to this restaurant, an Old City eatery focused on serving wholesome, simple foods. Fried tempura–style, the blossoms are then stuffed with ricotta and drizzled with basil aioli, a refreshingly atypical way to serve squash.