Kermit’s Bake Shoppe | Adam Ritter is best known so far for his bars — he owns Sidecar Bar and Kraftwork — but we suspect that from now on, his name will be synonymous with inventive pizzas and sweets. The newest addition to his lineup, which sits near the border of Grays Ferry and Point Breeze, is turning out slices and whole pies, with the option of a gluten-free crust. Chef Brian Lofink also put soups and salads on the menu, though you’ll have to take your feast to go or have it delivered (there’s a bit of standing room available if you just want to scarf a slice). The rest of the menu reads like a pastry encyclopedia, offering everything from sweet and savory breads to housemade toaster pastries and candy bars from pastry chef Chad Durkin of TLC’s Next Great Baker fame. Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-11 p.m., 2204 Washington Ave., 267-639-4267, kermitsbakeshoppe.com.
RyBrew | Fairmount’s popular RyBread Café has a new sibling in Brewerytown — a younger sibling that’s larger and legally allowed to drink, making the sibling analogy an ill fit, come to think of it. Expect a similar menu of salads and highly customizable sandwich options, plus a selection of baked goods and, of course, coffee. But this location offers more seating, a stay-in or takeout selection of more than 150 bottle beers and — because why not? — even a shuffleboard table. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 2816 W. Girard Ave., 215-763-1984, rybreadcafe.com.
Talula’s Daily | Aimee Olexy’s latest move is a casual, takeout-friendly market and café right next to fine-dining draw Talula’s Garden. The two spaces share a seasonal sensibility and focus on high-quality, local ingredients. But with a four-course prix fixe menu available for only a small group of diners each night, the new space feels more closely tied to Talula’s Table, which started it all in Kennett Square. Breakfast and lunch options include baked goods, quiche, sandwiches and salads that will morph with the seasons. Sit down and sip a glass of wine with your meal, splurge on some special cheese to enjoy at home. Market and cafe open daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; dinner Tue.-Sun., 7 p.m., 208 W. Washington Square, 215-592-6555, talulasdaily.com.
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