The owners of the Franklin's Table eatery Goldie are set to open a second Israeli food spot at Franklin's Table, according to a press release from Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services. Dizengoff is a small Philadelphia chain serving Israeli-inspired hummus with an array of toppings, from tabouleh to beets to chicken.
Franklin’s Table opened in March 2018 after fast food stalls such as Taco Bell and A&W, once offered at the Moravian Food Court, were replaced with pricier offerings, including Little Baby’s Ice Cream. According to the FRES press release, Dizengoff will take the spot where Little Baby’s Ice Cream this fall.
Other spots in Franklin's Table currently include DK Sushi, KQ Burger, High Street Provisions, Pitruco Pizza, and the Juice Merchant.
Dizengoff is owned by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. Solomonov and Cook form CookNSolo, a “beloved, trailblazing Philadelphia hospitality group” that also owns the restaurants Zahav, Abe Fisher, Federal Donuts, K’Far, and Goldie.
Dizengoff is named after a popular street in Tel Aviv and was inspired by the many hummus carts found there. The chain has two other locations in Philadelphia: the first opened in Center City in 2014 and the second opened at the Fairmount Whole Foods in 2016.
"Goldie has loved being a part of Franklin’s Table and ultimately, falafel, hummus and pita belong together," Cook said.