Tela’s Market & Kitchen up for NovemberBy Danya Henninger
October 28, 2013
Last we wrote about Tela’s Market & Kitchen, coming to 1833 Fairmount, we weren’t sure if late October or early November would see the launch. With just a few days left in the month, we can now say November will be the time, and we’ve got a few more details on what the neighborhood can look forward to at its first artisanal grocery and cafe.
Owner Daniel Greenberg tapped former Amada chef de cuisine Chad Williams to set up the food program in the brand new 2,800-sq.-ft. space, which is lined with white subway tiles and filled with Carrara marble counters. Similar to Talula’s Daily on Washington Square, Tela’s (pronounced TEE-la’s) will serve a combination of coffee, grab-and-go prepared foods and sit-down dinners.
Coffee service starts at 6:30 AM daily with brewed and espresso-pulled Four Barrel beans. Pastries, salads and sandwiches will be complemented by composed menu items like eggs and grits with braised kale, buttermilk fried chicken and kiddie faves like veggies and peanut butter for dipping. There’s a cheese counter and a butcher serving hand-sliced meats and fish; desserts, ice creams and pastries will come from Tish Smith of Foam Floaterie. Seating for 30 (and another 40 outside when the weather’s nice) provides a place for customers to sit and eat during the day or evening - the store is open through 9 PM.
One night each week, Williams will host a “Dinner Table,” a reservation-only feast served family-style to a dozen guests. A catering program will include holiday menus such as personalized Thanksgiving dinners as well as party trays, and the Tela’s space will be available to rent after-hours for private events. Stay tuned for an opening date.
1833 Fairmount Ave.; 215-232-4710