Restaurants in Philadelphia

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Several prolific homegrown restaurateurs, along with the celebrity chefs that now call Philly home, keep foodies on their toes. Exciting eateries ope... Read More

Several prolific homegrown restaurateurs, along with the celebrity chefs that now call Philly home, keep foodies on their toes. Exciting eateries open regularly, and even at the best restaurants in Philadelphia you’ll pay less for an entree than you will in many other major U.S. cities. The better news: the creative dishes coming from these kitchens will rank among your most memorable meals.

You can’t leave town without sampling the Israeli fare from Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Dizengoff) or the first-rate Italian plates coming from the kitchens of Marc Vetri’s small restaurant empire (Pizzeria Vetri is turning out some of the best pies in the nation right now). Creative eateries like High Street on Market and Vedge are pushing the envelope with upscale diner grub and an all-vegetable menu. Before you go, know that when choosing where to eat in Philadelphia, you’re spoiled for choice.

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  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Abe Fisher
    Abe Fisher

    One of Philadelphia’s most unique eateries, Abe Fisher serves foods of the Jewish diaspora. Traditional ingredients are deliciously transformed:... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Barbuzzo
    Barbuzzo

    Chefs Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney bring Mediterranean to their row of restaurants on 13th Street with Barbuzzo, where ingredients like French feta,... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Cheu Noodle Bar
    Cheu Noodle Bar

    Authenticity isn’t the goal at this small, hip space where they serve up quirky ramen fusion such as a rich, brothy bowl with brisket, noodles, kimchi,... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Dizengoff
    Dizengoff

    Exclusively serving hummus platters, this casual eatery often has lines out the door. Creamy hummus comes topped with a rotating list of toppings such... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Federal Donuts
    Federal Donuts

    With five locations, this fried chicken and donuts shop has become a staple of the Philadelphia food scene. “Hot Fresh” donuts get showered in vanilla... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Fette Sau
    Fette Sau

    Reminiscent of a Texas barbecue joint, this Stephen Starr restaurant serves smoked meats by the pound on trays with brown paper. Enjoy brisket,... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of High Street On Market
    High Street on Market

    Favorite local chef Eli Kulp elevates bakery and diner fare at this new destination in Old City. Breakfast pleases all palates with items such as the... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Honey's Sit 'n Eat
    Honey's Sit 'n Eat

    With locations in two of Philadelphia's hippest neighborhoods, this popular brunch spot always has a line. It’s worth the wait for the Southern and... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Le Virtu
    Le Virtu

    Serving authentic Abruzzese meals in South Philadelphia, Le Virtu cooks up Italian food that stands out in a city filled with it. Homemade pastas... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Little Baby's Ice Cream
    Little Baby’s Ice Cream

    Meant for “open-minded, convivial Philadelphians,” this shop has two locations and uses Pennsylvania ingredients to make small-batch ice cream in... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Pizzeria Beddia
    Pizzeria Beddia

    Garnering national attention for its highly coveted pizzas, this eatery only serves 40 pies a day. Some customers line up three hours early for the... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Pizzeria Vetri
    Pizzeria Vetri

    The most casual eatery in hometown hero Marc Vetri’s growing empire of popular Italian restaurants. Now with two locations, Pizzeria Vetri uses custom... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of PYT
    PYT

    The strangest sandwiches in town are found at this hip diner. The “Doh! Nut” burger is topped with chocolate-covered bacon and served on a glazed donut.... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of The Fat Ham
    The Fat Ham

    Celebrity chef Kevin Sbraga brings the South to Philly at this University City spot. Brace yourself for the Hot Chicken entree that balances burning... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Vedge
    Vedge

    Vedge offers no animal products, but don't call it a vegetarian or vegan restaurant; it’s a vegetable restaurant. One of Philadelphia’s most exciting... Read More

  • Philly Destination Guide Courtesy of Zahav
    Zahav

    Philadelphia celebrity chef Michael Solomonov’s Israeli fine dining spot is one of Philadelphia’s most creative and delicious. Start dinner with the... Read More

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