For our latest Taste of the Towns spotlight we are featuring a unique tour in the creative community of Roxborough, Pennsylvania. Roxborough has well established roots, a fact that is clear with the long-standing establishments and eateries in town. Restaurants thrive along Ridge Avenue thanks to loyal customers that return day after day, year after year. This Pennsylvania neighborhood loves its feel-good cuisine, staple sandwiches, and tasty treats that bring people from far and wide to eat in Roxborough. Follow along as we explore Roxborough and its delicious offerings!
6144 Ridge Avenue
Taylor’s Cafe is not only known as the best brunch in town, but also as a place where the Roxborough locals love to hang out. Taylor’s embraces this Classic Town’s close-knit community and treats everyone like family; they know customers by name and form friendships with the regulars. In addition to the warm fuzzies, people come to Taylor’s Cafe for the fresh-pressed orange juice and the endless menu of breakfast options. Try the Benedict Filet, a unique spin on a traditional eggs benedict featuring a 6oz filet mignon, sautéed spinach, and cream cheese. If you have more of a sweet tooth in the morning, order the Red & White, a french toast dish made with delicious Le Bus Briochette bread topped with whipped strawberry cream cheese, freshly cut strawberries, and of course, some whipped cream!
6024 Ridge Avenue
As one of Roxborough’s newest eateries, this fast-casual concept has already made a name for itself within and around the community. Yiro Yiro was created to give the people of Roxborough delicious, authentic Greek cuisine at an affordable cost. Their staple item, the gyro, is a fluffy pita stuffed with the highest-quality meat, slow roasted in authentic Greek spices on a cone-shaped rotisserie. The sandwich is then filled with your choice of toppings and delectable sauces. Yiro Yiro also offers crisp salads, sides, and Greek desserts that will transport you right over to the Mediterranean. Their homemade loukoumades are a treat you can’t pass up; indulge in these fried pastry puffs tossed with honey syrup, cinnamon, and powdered sugar. The success of the Roxborough location has allowed the business to expand and make a new home in University City in Philadelphia. The team is excited to continue to serve customers their fresh spin on fast Greek!
600 Wendover Street
Dalessandro’s Steaks has been a landmark in the Roxborough community for generations. The shop is the ultimate Philly Cheesesteak experience, complete with fresh chopped steak, hot cheese, and amazing bread. Your sandwich will always be customized to your liking with an assortment of pickles, peppers, and seasonings that put this steak above the rest. Dalessandro’s has been serving up the cheesy goodness since the 1960’s, providing both locals and visitors (who travel far and wide for this sandwich), the very best quality. You can either order your sandwich for take-out, sit outside, or if you’re lucky you can grab a seat at the counter. The spot is also known for its variety of bottled beer options and hoagies.
5461 Ridge Avenue
What better way to finish off our trip than with some tasty ice cream? Custard and Cakes Creamery has been serving up the sweet stuff to Roxborough locals and visitors for more than 60 years. Custard and Cakes fits right in with Roxborough’s close-knit vibe; the ice cream shop has been passed down from generation to generation since its opening in 1955. They offer a wide variety of flavors in homemade options including soft and hard ice cream, milkshakes, and water ice. The hand-dipped mint chocolate chip is creamy and fresh, the perfect classic choice. Order the cherry and mango water ice as a tasty way to cool down on a hot summer day. The vanilla & orange twist is a refreshing soft serve treat that goes perfectly with some sprinkles. Be sure to try one of their delicious, custom decorated ice cream cakes for your next holiday party or birthday! If you only have a minute to stop by, pull up to their drive thru and get something sweet on the go!