|Although they decry "fast casual," that's exactly how I would describe this place.|
Another Philadelphia grown, fast casual restaurant is coming to Penn Quarter/Chinatown. Honeygrow is a small chain of restaurants that has a menu focused on stir-fry, salads, and smoothies. Check out the menu here. There aren't many stand-alone vegan dishes, but it looks like you could make you own version of each dish with some variety, which is cool. Honeygrow will be located at 716 7th St NW, just doors down from another recent Phila transplant, HipCity Veg. 716 7th was previously occupied by Comfort One Shoes. The PQ Honeygrow will likely open before the end of 2016.
It appears that they are looking to expand and grow a footprint rather quickly, mostly in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic. This recent news article mentions the ubiquitous "next Chipotle" vision of some investors, but I say they should be careful about growing too big, too fast.
On that note, the opening of the Honeygrow Arlington restaurant is imminent. They will operate a store at Pentagon City Mall. If you really want an early taste of what's to come, they're offering a free tasting preview this Friday in Pentagon City. If you go, send me a note and let me know how it was @theX2BusDC.
|Walnut Street store. Photo credit: honeygrow.com|