Garces Trading Company: Gourmet Market and Café

Nov 29, 2012 
by Nick Evangelist

During your next trip to Pennsylvania, check out Garces Trading Company in Philadelphia. This gourmet market and café is Iron Chef Jose Garces’ sixth restaurant in Philadelphia. The combination market and café provides a unique atmosphere reminiscent of a traditional outdoor market in Europe, but located in a modern indoor space in Philadelphia.

Location and Hours

You’ll find Garces Trading Company at 1111 Locust Street in Philadelphia’s Washington Square West neighborhood. This is easily accessible in a car rental from Orthodox Auto Company.

You can visit Garces Trading Company from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


In the market area, you can shop for house-made and imported foods under the Garces Trading Company label and purchase items in the onsite cheese shop, bakery, and flower shop. A special feature within Garces Trading Company is the Pennsylvania Liquor and Control Board’s first wine boutique, where you’ll find a selection of over 200 red, white, and sparkling wines and fine spirits.


At the café, you can enjoy daily lunch, dinner, and dessert, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The menu reflects Chef Garces’ Spanish cooking heritage and incorporates French and Italian cuisine as well. You can enjoy cheese and charcuterie boards, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and meat and fish entrées. Signature dishes at Garces Trading Company include the Chicago-style deep dish pizza pies, paella Valenciana, and classic Cuban sandwich.

After shopping and enjoying a meal at Garces Trading Company, hop in your cheap car rental from Orthodox Auto Company, and drive around Philly to check out Chef Garces’ other restaurants. Call Orthodox at (215) 332-3520 to rent a car, or stop by our Philadelphia salvage yard to find any used auto parts you may need.

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