Humpty Dumplings is opening a new location at 705 E. Passyunk Ave around May-ish.
Their neighbors will include Square Pie, Little Fish and the Living Room Cafe, among many others.
Target launch date for the fast-casual restaurant is early May or sooner, according to Jack Craig, who co-owns the business with fellow 20-something buddies Pat Doyle and Phillip Yesenosky. Expansion has been in the plans from the start, he said, ever since what started as a toss-off attempt at a catering business grew into a nationally renowned festival stand — Rolling Stone named Humpty’s the “best thing we ate” at the 2016 Bonnaroo music fest — and then went brick-and-mortar in June 2015.
“We love our product, and everyone who’s ever tried them also loves them,” Craig said. “They offer a lot of versatility. You can take almost any kind of food, and if you cut it up properly, you can stuff it in a dumpling.”
Like the Glenside location, the Queen Village shop will offer a rotating assortment of unorthodox dumplings — options range from roast pork and rabe to buffalo chicken and even apple pie — plus a handful of noodle bowls and salads in two sizes. Chef Joe Ermigiotti, a Johnson and Wales grad who runs the Montco kitchen, will also oversee this one. One difference: Instead of just deep-fried dumplings, the South Philly location will offer have the option to have them steamed instead. Prices are slightly higher in the city than the suburbs, but still reasonable: Five dumplings for $7.50. Bowls run $10, and salads are either $4 or $6. – BillyPenn