Judy Wicks: Pioneering Farm-to-Table at White Dog Cafe

Judy Wicks: Pioneering Farm-to-Table at White Dog Cafe

Judy Wicks is the founder of the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant in University City that she started in the first floor of her house in 1983. What started as a muffin shop quickly grew into a renowned 200-seat restaurant that was among the first to feature farm-to-table local food. 

In this episode, Judy will share how before starting White Dog, she and her then-husband opened Free People, a general store specifically for people under 30.

The store would find quick success, but, as a woman, she wasn’t being taken seriously, so she left the business and her marriage and literally crashed the restaurant industry.

She would become a community and sustainability leader for four decades, and here she’ll share what we can to to ensure a happy, healthy Philadelphia.

Judy's Memoir: Good Morning, Beautiful Business


@jwicks333 on Twitter


Support Philly Who?

Donate via Paypal,

Venmo: @podphillywho,

Become a Monthly Patron,

Purchase a T-Shirt or Hat,

Become a Sponsor