The Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats star, Ali Kahn, recently filmed in the Philadelphia Area and selected Humpty Dumplings as one of his most buzz worthy foods on a low budget. The show aired on Wednesday, March 21st.
Ali Kahn, a food blogger and writer, came to Philadelphia seeking to find a delicious breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner all under just $35.00. First, for breakfast he hits up Stockyard Sandwich for a scrapple delight, then for lunch he heads to John’s Roast Pork for a pork and spinach sandwich. After lunch, it was time to scoot over to Humpty Dumplings on Hump Day and get his $1.00 dumplings.
He meets chef Joe Ermigiotti, who was born and raised in Wyncote. Ermigiotti shares with Kahn the culinary secrets behind the Cheesecake Dumpling with blueberry sauce, the Apple Pie filled Dumpling and of course the Philly popular, the Cheesesteak Dumpling. Spending only a total of $3.00 for these delicious dumplings, Kahn then sits down with Chef Ermigiotti, a Johnson & Wales Culinary School graduate, to indulge in the dumplings. He refers to the dumplings as “taste bombs for your taste buds and ends by calling Humpty Dumplings a “snackers paradise”. You can watch Joe Ermigiotti with Star Ali Kahn on the Cheap Eats “Philly Food Fight” episode by clicking here
Humptys currently has two locations. One right here in the Keswick Village section of Glenside and the other in Queen Village, on Passyunk Avenue. The business idea originated back in 2013, when a couple of young guys had a late night food craving. They simply took a handful of rotisserie chicken and placed it in a dumpling wrapper and as they say, the rest was history. The business has been a hit ever since.
At each location you will also find other mouth watering dishes on their menu, such as noodle bowls and healthy salads. The noodle dishes are created with the same concept as the dumplings. They take a home made lo mein style noodle and add an Americanized twist to it such as, pot pie, buffalo chicken or cheesesteak.
Humpty Dumplings’ Glenside location is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Friday and Saturdays, they are open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.