Photos, story by Cassie Hepler
Winnie’s in Manayunk is a Main Street Manayunk staple, full of fresh food and sweet sunny – or sunset – views. Usually I always do brunch or lunch there and once upon a time, they did quizzo during happy hour for a steal and I would leave every night with a ridiculously large chocolate cupcake as a snack for later.
This time we were invited for a lazy Sunday dinner with a fresh abundance of summer fruits and vegetables prepared the homemade way. In a culture of pre-prepped, packaged and ready-to-eat, it’s nice to know that there are still some hometown Philly favorites that are really homemade. Winnie’s tastes are at the peak of flavor because it is the peak of fresh fruit and vegetable season.
And if you don’t have time to dine, you can always swing by and pick up something made fresh. Everyone knows the bread is bangin’ but there’s more. Think of grandma’s kitchen on canning day… where good food made the fresh is the best! The Winnie’s team hand crafts a famous grilled corn salsa which finishes off many of the plates and is always a top request for catering. The sticky sweet Jammin’ Strawberry, Jammin’ Mixed Berry and Jammin’ Peach preserves are made by hand with Winnie’s secret recipe. The salsa, guacamole and chips are homemade in the kitchen.
Regardless of whether you’re a Yunker or traveling through, Winnie’s relaxed style will makes everyone feel right at home in a nice dress or flip flops. We went with a mix of both on a mild summer afternoon.