About The White Dog Cafe
Philadelphia and Main Line Dining
Welcome to the White Dog Café - we are very happy that you’ve visited us. The White Dog Café has been made tantamount with excellent hospitality in the last twenty-seven years. Judy Wicks, social activist, originally founded White Dog Café in 1983. It opened in University City, Philadelphia, in three connecting Victorian brownstone buildings. White Dog Café is a favorite among locals, with its coalescence of award-winning, interesting contemporary American cuisine gaining much popularity. The restaurant is also known for its environmental sustainability and community engagement. Beginning as a tiny shop serving muffins and coffee, White Dog Café has grown into a full-service eatery recognized nationally, with both Philadelphia and Mainline restaurants. Even though we’ve grown, our mission stays the same – serving the community, every customer, the earth, and one another. These values have been adopted in our Wayne location as well. We purchase the majority of our ingredients of our ingredients from local farms, no more than fifty miles from our restaurants. Our cuisine includes only the best organic ingredients from farms we trust; that includes pasture fed animals, humanely treated livestock, and sustainable farming practices. Our wines our grown and produced from American vineyards, while our fish and seafood is harvested through sustainable suppliers. All of our tea, coffee, and chocolate are Certified Organic and Fair Trade, and all cleaning products used are environmentally friendly.
Judy Wicks decided to sell the White Dog Café to Marty Grims, Philadelphia Restaurateur, in 2009. This allowed her focus to shift wholeheartedly to humanitarian and social efforts. Judy stays in contact with White Dog Café’s management team to continue the business’s methods of sustainability today and for its future. Marty and his staff are very excited to expand White Dog Café to Philadelphia’s Main Line restaurant scene. We look forward to seeing you throughout the four seasons to enjoy the harvests of our local farms.