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We know what it takes to make a restaurant run smoothly, because we’ve been part of the process for over 100 years. Whether we’re filling bulk orders or completing highly personalized requests, your food will always be delivered fresh—giving you the peace of mind to focus on everything else. We take the relationships we build with our partners seriously, providing superior service every step of the way. At Julius Silvert, we don’t just want to meet your standards, we want to surpass them.

Julius Silvert portrait

Generations of Dedication

Our story began when a Russian immigrant by the name of Julius Silvert set out to educate himself on the food industry at a small agricultural school in New Jersey. After years of studying his passion, Julius decided to start his own business on Lancaster Avenue, where he’d sell simple products like eggs and butter through the storefront. As the business started to grow, Julius began to process bulk quantities into sellable portions for some of the biggest names in Philadelphia’s wholesale industry, making a name for himself along the way.

Now in our fourth generation, we are owned and run by the Sorkin family. Today, Julius Silvert operates using state-of-the-art technology and facilities, servicing dining establishments throughout eight states. But even as we continue to evolve and grow, our mission remains the same—to provide our customers with unparalleled service and ingredients. It’s what we’ve done for the past 100 years and will continue to do for the next hundred.

Julius Silvert eggs vintage sign
Julius Silvert vintage provisions sign

Julius Silvert, the great grandfather to the current ownership and an immigrant from Russia, opened a dairy story in Philadelphia in 1915, providing farmers from Lancaster with a place to sell their farm products.


Myron Finer, son-in-law to Julius, joins the family business.


Steve Sorkin, son in-law to Myron, joins Julius Silvert, adding a third generation to the company.


Both of Steve’s sons, James and Edward Sorkin, join the Family business.


The now fourth generation business celebrates 100 years in business.