Where to get Spicy Soul Food right near Home

Summer is the perfect time for some spice—and here in Manayunk, you don’t have to travel far from your The Isle apartment to find it!

The appropriately named Spicy Belly is one of the neighborhood’s hottest (in many senses of the word!) finds. The Jamaican-Korean fusion spot, less than one mile from your The Isle apartment, features takeout and delivery, as well as cozy outdoor dining. Since the restaurant is located a few blocks from Main Street, it offers a more quiet and quaint setting, perfect for a date night out or when you want to reunite (socially distantly!) with some friends.

The menu is currently abbreviated from the restaurant’s full offering, but still packs quite a punch when it comes to flavor. From shredded jerk chicken to sweet Korean beef to grilled mahi mahi, the platters are designed in two sizes—for one diner or a shareable option for two—and all come with traditional veggies and sides, such as kimchi fried rice and sweet plantains. If you’re in the mood for wings, you can opt for three different sauces—Jamaican jerk, Asian barbecue or spicy Korean—and even non-carnivores can get their wing fix with the seitan wings.

With all the spice on the menu, you’ll want something to quench your thirst, and the Spicy Belly delivers with its diverse drink menu. The restaurant offers a number of draft and bottled beers and specialty cocktails, perfect for sipping and people watching in the outdoor space on a warm summer night.

The restaurant opened just three years ago and has already made a name for itself. It won the Best Unexpected Fusion award in Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly contest in 2018 and last year took home the Diner’s Choice award. So take the stroll from your The Isle apartment today and check it out for yourself!

The Spicy Belly

3847 Terrace St.

Philadelphia, PA 19128