Turning Dreams into Delicious Realities | Philthy Philly's Sydney

Turning Dreams into Delicious Realities | Philthy Philly’s Sydney

Soleil Blinkhorn has committed to lifelong learning and understands the importance of always challenging yourself to try new things. After she completed her Bachelor of Psychology from Saint Mary’s University, Soleil worked as an Executive Team Leader for the opening of Target Canada in Sydney, followed by a Partnership Manager with Bell Aliant, and an MLA staff member. Soleil was then introduced to the Sydney Philthy Philly’s family business when she started doing some social media work for the franchisor of Philthy Philly’s Atlantic Canada.

This mindset and dedication brought Soleil on a diverse journey and has ultimately resulted in her accomplishing one of her life-long dreams, owning her own business. After living in Moncton for 5 years before moving back home, Soleil and her family realized when they returned how much they loved being home and didn’t want to go anywhere else. The timing was right and the opportunity came along for Soleil to join Philthy Philly’s Sydney, where she is now a proud Co-Owner/Operator. Soleil’s biggest inspiration was her uncle, Jim. “He was passionate about revitalizing Downtown Sydney,” she says. “It feels great to now be a part of something he contributed to so devotedly.


When you enter the doors at Philthy Philly’s Sydney you will be welcomed by familiar faces. The two original owners, Tyler and Brenda, now both working other jobs, remain active in the restaurant. With Tyler and Brenda both being from Glace Bay and Soleil being from the Northside, along with the draw from the delicious food they serve, their supporters reach beyond their location in Downtown Sydney. For Soleil, this is also one of the things she enjoys most about doing business in the CBRM. “We love seeing our everyday regulars as well as new faces coming in every day. The people and relationships are what make it great!” she says.

Philthy Philly’s prides itself on selling the best comfort food. Made fresh to order, customers can choose from fresh-cut fries, speciality poutines, sandwiches, beef smash burgers, and Philly cheesesteaks made with authentic ingredients from Philadelphia. The most popular items at the Philthy Philly’s Sydney location are their cheesesteaks and poutines. While other locations in Nova Scotia declare smash burgers are their most popular item. In Toronto, Philthy Philly’s was recognized as having the Top Philly Cheesesteak and Best Poutine by BlogTO.

Soleil assures, “No matter what customers decide to order they can expect their food to be fresh, made with top quality ingredients, and completed by our friendly staff in less than 10 minutes.” The restaurant primarily operates as a takeout service with limited winter eat-inseating, expanding to patio dining in the summer. Philthy Philly’s Sydney is also available for delivery on Chews Local, Skip the Dishes, and DoorDash.

In addition to their well-known offerings, Philthy Philly’s can accommodate large office orders and provide meals for luncheons. Those interested in booking for their office or event can contact them at [email protected] 24 hours in advance.

To learn more about Philthy Philly’s Sydney, please visit https://www.facebook.com/PhilthyPhillysSydneyNS