Tabachoy grows from popular Filipino food cart to permanent home in South Philadelphia

ByNatalie Jason WPVI logo
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Filipino food cart Tabachoy gets new home in South Philly
Tabachoy brings new Filipino fare to South Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- When chef Chance Anies was growing up, he would help his father cook at home.

His father was a Navy chef of Filipino descent and the "navy brat" life landed Chance in the Washington, DC area for high school, with summers spent at Camp Hope in Philadelphia.

After trying a few career choices other than culinary, he gave it a shot three years ago with a food cart on Temple's campus.

He named it Tabachoy - the Tagalog nickname given to a friend or family member, meaning 'chubby'.

The cart was popular enough to get the attention of Chef Jose Garces, who recently offered chef Chance a spot in the second season of his 'chef in residency' program at Volver - the fine dining spot in the Kimmel Center.

He completed the program while simultaneously opening Tabachoy as a brick-and-mortar, and now serves Filipino comfort food five nights a week.

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932 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143


Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm-9pm