Salty and buttery, popcorn is a classic movie night and carnival staple. But for options that go beyond the standard snack, you’ll want to check out these Philadelphia-area spots. This isn’t your typical microwave-style fare. With gourmet flavors including salty, savory and sweet varieties, there’s bound to be something for everyone to munch on.
(credit: Michelle Hein)

(credit: Michelle Hein)

Go Popcorn
112 S. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-0169

Go Popcorn is a true local operation with corn harvested in Lancaster County and then popped in-house fresh daily. There are seven “classic” flavors that are available every day including buttery “movie style,” sweet n’ salty, Wisconsin cheddar, brown butter caramel, cheddar n’ caramel (“Chicago Style”), peanut butter cup and chocolate caramel. If you can’t make it into the store, Go Popcorn offers online ordering and delivery.

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MoJo’s Pop Co.
1321 S. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(610) 308-0127

MoJo’s Pop Co. was started by Maigan Namiotka and her mother Maureen in 2013. The mother-daughter duo began selling their all-natural toffee popcorn (made with a 25-year old family recipe) at local farmer’s markets and events before opening their storefront in Pennsport in the summer of 2015. The popcorn is made using Lancaster County non-GMO corn that has been popped in small batches and hand-tossed in natural ingredients. Orders can be made online, or you can visit the shop, Friday through Sunday. You will also find MoJo’s at various retail locations in the Philadelphia area or farmer’s markets such as Rittenhouse Farmers Market and Dickinson Square Park Farmers Market throughout the year.

(credit: Michelle Hein)

(credit: Michelle Hein)

Best Darn Kettlecorn
Bristol Amish Market
498 Green Lane, #2
Bristol, PA 19007
(215) 826-9966

Family-owned and operated, Best Darn Kettlecorn has been a Bucks County favorite for over 10 years. Made in the tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch, the original kettlecorn flavor is made with granulated sugar, salt and oil for a sweet and salty treat. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Best Darn Kettlecorn offers over 50 flavors of popcorn including savory flavors like cheesy taco or salt and vinegar, chocolate flavors such as chocolate covered cherry or white chocolate drizzle and traditional favorites like cheddar or caramel corn. Please note that the Bristol Amish Market is typically only open Thursday through Saturday.

Gourmet Popcorn Creations
802 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 858-0711

Located just a short drive from Center City, Gourmet Popcorn Creations is a family-owned and operated business that started out as a kitchen experiment. Using only natural ingredients and American-made packaging and machinery, the Collingswood shop and factory creates a variety of sweet, savory and seasonal popcorns for parties, gift bags, online customers and walk-in guests. Flavors range from your relatively standard caramel and cheddar to more unique varieties such as bubble gum, cheesecake, Maryland crab and cheddar, pesto, pina colada and root beer float. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday.

(credit: Michelle Hein)

(credit: Michelle Hein)

Clusters Bucks County Caramel Corn
87A S. Main St.
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 693-1137

Located in New Hope in Bucks County, Clusters is a popcorn bakery that makes fresh popcorn daily. The signature flavor (and company namesake) is caramel corn that’s made with a caramel coating and a hint of butter and spread out to cool in big clusters with a sweet crunch. In addition to the addicting caramel corn, there is a wide variety of different flavors to try each day. Peanut butter blast, cookie explosion and white cheddar are just a few favorites, but you’ll also find unique options like Cinn-a-bun, toasted coconut, garlic parmesan and wasabi soy ranch. Online ordering is available if you can’t make it to the store or want a specific flavor. As a bonus, you can also get Italian gelato at Clusters. Please note that Clusters is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer husband would love to open.
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