Owner Adam Erace said the new location is 1,000 square feet, about four times the size of the original at 1618 East Passyunk Ave. The bigger space also lets Erace and company spread its wings a bit. The Grays Ferry location has a kitchen to prepare foods such as salads, preserves, pickles, nut butters, hot sauce and more. Eventually, Erace plans on selling the prepared foods at the Passyunk store, as well.
“It will give us space to produce our private label line,” Erace said.
This new store sells everything the Passyunk branch does except for a couple differences. The main difference is they sell scoops of Little Baby’s ice cream, whereas the Passyunk Green Aisle sells only pints.
This Green Aisle Grocery also sells Smackaroons from Rittenhouse, cookies from Baker’s Jar, Poi Dog snacks and bread from Wild Flour Bakery and Ric’s Bread …
… as well as bitters, handmade mixers, household cleaning products and Dr. Bronner’s soaps.
Visit the Green Aisle Grocery’s website to see more of what they sell and where it comes from.
– Ruthann Alexander, @RuthannAlexande