Di Bruno Bros.: It's All About Food, Family, and Community
Di Bruno Bros. is nominated for a Luxist Award in the Best Online Gourmet Goods category. It got its start way back in 1939 when two Italian brothers, Danny and Joe Di Bruno, after emigrating from Italy, decided to open a grocery in in the Italian Market in Philadelphia. Their dream was focused around family and community. "A smile doesn't cost you anything," Joe would tell his grandsons. Their store became a touchstone for the community; each customer that walked in the store was treated like family.
Eventually, the store turned from a traditional grocery to having more gourmet imports in honor of the brothers' European roots. Their business and the Di Bruno reputation in the community has continued to grow over the years, and now in addition to the original storefront in the Italian Market there are three other Philadelphia locations and an online shop that makes their products available nationwide. It remains a family business to this day.
To this day, nothing compares to the Di Bruno Bros. experience. The brothers' dedication to culinary pioneering still drives the company to provide the most authentic foods from traditional, artisanal producers, and extraordinary selections of traditional gourmet specialty products that include imported cheeses, charcuterie, oils and vinegars, antipasta and much more.
Di Bruno Bros. also has a line of original creations. Di Bruno Originals includes handmade cheese spreads, gift sets, and a Private Collection that includes such delicacies as Di Bruno Barrel-Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Di Bruno White Truffle Honey. They've also made headlines for their homemade Burrata, which is an Italian-style cheese with a mozzarella shell on the outside and soft mozzarella curd and slightly whipped cream on the inside, Said to pair well with champagne and sweet white wines, it comes in several flavors in addition to the traditional century-old recipe.
Di Bruno Bros. continues to be family-owned and operated, with the original storefront standing proudly at 930 S. 9th Street in Philadelphia's Italian Market. In 2004, Di Bruno Bros. expanded their family, adding a store on Chestnut Street in center city Philadelphia. The company's most recent location opened in 2008 in the Comcast Center as the centerpiece of the market in Philadelphia's tallest building.
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