Oh, The Places We’ve Gone! (Philly)

American (Burgers, Sandwiches, Fried Chicken, Salads)
  1. Blue Anchor
  2. Bobbie’s Burger Palace
  3. Brick American Eatery (closed)
  4. Chick-fil-a Express
  5. Copabanana
  6. Così
  7. Dinic’s Pork & Beef *crazy good roast pork+broccoli rabe+provolone sandwiches
  8. Dutch Eating Place
  9. Federal Donuts *hot, fresh cake-y donuts + Korean-style fried chicken
  10. Fuel
  11. Geno’s Steaks *personal winner of Pat’s vs. Geno’s
  12. Honeygrow
  13. Jake’s Sandwich Board
  14. Jimmy John’s
  15. Kitchen Gia
  16. Luke’s Lobster *LOBSTER ROLL
  17. Meltkraft
  18. New Deck Tavern
  19. Pat’s King of Steaks
  20. Picnic
  21. Quizno’s Sub
  22. Shake Shack
  23. Spencer ETA Burger
  24. Sweet Green
  25. The Original Turkey
  26. Underdogs
  27. World Cafe Live
New American
  1. Audrey Claire
  2. Bud & Marilyn’s
  3. City Tap House *veggie burger – great price for dinner and filling, too!
  4. Ela *innovative and meticulously presented food (highly recommend their $30 prix fixe dinner on Mondays)
  5. Fork
  6. Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
  7. High Street on Market *house-made breads
  8. Kensington Quarters
  9. JG Domestic
  10. Max Brenner
  11. Moshulu *fine dining on a ship
  12. Nineteen XIX
  13. Sbraga
  14. Talula’s Table
  15. The Treemont
  16. Wedge + Fig
  17. William Street Common
Brazilian
  1. Fogo De Chao
Chinese
  1. Beijing
  2. Bubblefish *hipster/modern decor
  3. Buddakan
  4. Chili Szechuan
  5. Dim Sum Garden *xiao long bao
  6. E Mei *big family-style tables
  7. Han Dynasty *spicy Sichuan food best enjoyed family-style
  8. Ho Sai Gai
  9. Joy Tsin Lau *dimsum served cart-style
  10. Ken’s Seafood Restaurant
  11. Nanzhou Hand-Drawn Noodles
  12. Nom Nom Ramen
  13. Nom Wah Tea Parlor
  14. Ocean Harbor *dimsum served cart-style
  15. Sangkee
  16. Shang Hai 1 *beef scallion pancake
  17. Simply Shabu
Modern European
  1. Abe Fisher
  2. Garces Trading Company
  3. Girard
  4. JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
  5. Tria
French
  1. Beau Monde
  2. Global Crepes and Local Shakes *cozy neighborhood creperie with eclectic flair
  3. Lacroix *a must for restaurant week dinner!
  4. Pari Cafe Creperie
  5. Profi’s Creperie
  6. So Crepe
Indian
  1. Indeblue
  2. Mood Cafe
  3. Sitar *buffet
  4. Tarka
  5. Tashan
Italian
  1. Allegro Pizza and Grill
  2. Capofitto
  3. Di Bruno Brothers
  4. Giorgio on Pine *homemade pasta
  5. La Fontana *gnocchi
  6. La Fourno *cannolis
  7. La Viola Bistro
  8. Little Nonna’s *gnocchi
  9. Modomio
  10. Pizza Rustica
  11. Pizzeria Vetri *pricey but delicious Neapolitan-style pizza
  12. Salento Restaurant (closed)
  13. Zavino
  14. Zesto
Japanese
  1. Bleu Sushi
  2. Cheu Noodle Bar *unique Asian fusion fare
  3. Fuji Mountain
  4. Hai Street Kitchen & Co. *sushirrito
  5. Kai Japanese Cuisine *clean, modern decor
  6. Ochatto
  7. Makiman Sushi
  8. Mizu
  9. Pod *sushi conveyor belt
  10. Ramen Bar
  11. Tokyo Hibachi & Sushi (closed)
  12. T-swirl Crepe *sweet and savory crepes almost too pretty to eat
  13. Vic Sushi Bar *super fresh and expertly prepared
  14. Zento
Korean
  1. Jong Ka Jib Soft Tofu Restaurant *banchan + soon dubu (soft tofu). Sooo gooood.
  2. Koreana
  3. Philly’s Buffet
  4. U-Town

Mexican

  1. Chipotle
  2. Distrito
  3. Don Memos (closed)
  4. El Vez
  5. Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
  6. Itzaccihuatl
  7. Lolita
  8. Mad Mex *nachos grande for student halfsies
  9. Qdoba
  10. Taquiera La Veracruzana
  11. Tortas Frontera
Mediterranean
  1. Aksum
  2. Barbuzzo
  3. Greek Lady
  4. Hummus Grill
Middle Eastern
  1. Dizengoff *gloriously fluffy pita straight from the oven
  2. Zahav *$42 tasting menu that will leave you feeling the most stuffed you’ve ever felt and especially amazing ice cream sandwiches
Moroccan
  1. Marrakesh *a moody dining experience: beautifully presented family-style fare eaten with your hands
Southern
Spanish
  1. Amada
  2. Jamonera
  3. Tinto
Thai/Vietnamese
  1. Banana Leaf
  2. Little Thai Market *salmon curry
  3. Pattaya
  4. Saigon
  5. Tamarind
  6. Thai Singha House
  7. Vientiane Cafe

Vegetarian/Vegan

  1. Blackbird Pizzeria
  2. Hip City Veg
  3. Vedge *veggies elevated to a whole new dimension of deliciousness and sophistication
  4. Vegetate
  5. V Street *more casual version of Vedge

Café/Breakfast
  1. Cake and the Beanstalk
  2. Carina Tea and Waffles
  3. Einstein Brother Bagels (Houston Hall location closed)
  4. Heung Fa Chun Sweet House *nostalgic breakfast of youtiao + hot soy milk
  5. HubBub Coffee
  6. Ray’s Café and Teahouse
  7. Spread Bagelry *Montreal style bagels
  8. United by Blue
  9. Yummy Yummy *Hong Kong-style bubble waffles! (esp the seaweed pork floss one!)
Brunch
  1. Cafe La Maude
  2. Café Lift *cannoli French toast
  3. Cafe Renata
  4. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
  5. Day by Day
  6. Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House
  7. Green Eggs Café *staple brunch spot
  8. Hickory Lane American Bistro
  9. Kanella *Greek/Cypriot fare
  10. Miles Table
  11. Parc *classy ode to French café culture
  12. Sabrina’s Cafe *massive portions (definitely try the stuffed French toast!)
  13. Supper (closed) *thick red velvet waffles ❤
  14. The Farmacy
  15. The Gaslight
  16. White Dog Café
Bakeries/Patisseries
  1. Artiserrie Bakery (closed)
  2. Asia Bakery
  3. Au Bon Pain
  4. Audabon Bakeshop *adorable Asian fusion macarons
  5. Beiler’s Bakery *Amish-made donuts
  6. Bread Top House
  7. Flying Money Bakery
  8. Frangelli’s Bakery *franolli (donut-cannoli hybrid)
  9. Isgro Pastries
  10. KC’s Pastries *cheap and yummy Chinese buns
  11. Manakeesh Cafe Bakery
  12. Metropolitan Bakery
  13. Miel Patisserie
  14. Mong Kok Station
  15. Potito’s Bakery
  16. Poundcake Heaven
  17. Saint Honore Pastries
  18. Swiss Haus Bakery
  19. Tartes *cute hole in the wall
  20. The Restaurant School Bakery
  21. The Baker’s Jar
  22. Zhong Gang Bakery *soft, puff pastry crust egg tarts and natural tasting bun fillings (taro and red bean)
Ice Cream/Gelato/Frozen Yogurt
  1. Ben & Jerry’s
  2. Capogiro *gelato heaven (especially love their natural fruit flavors!)
  3. Franklin Fountain *old school ice cream parlor
  4. Happily Ever After Dessert Cafe
  5. Kiwi
  6. Lil’ Pop Shop
  7. More Than Just Ice Cream
  8. Scoop Deville
  9. Weckerly’s Ice Cream
  10. Yogorino
Cupcakes/Cookies/Candies
  1. Brown Betty Dessert Boutique
  2. Buttercream Philly
  3. Crumbs Bakeshop
  4. Famous 4th St Cookie Company
  5. Insomnia Cookies *warm and gooey S’mores Deluxe cookie
  6. Shane Confectionery *masterful chocolates and caramels made with old school magic
  7. Sweet Box Cupcakes
  8. Twelve Baskets *Asian fusion cupcakes
Drinks
  1. Four Seasons Juice Bar
  2. Kung Fu Tea *best boba
  3. Tea Do
  4. Tea Magic (closed)
  5. Tea Talk (closed)
Food Truck
  1. Chez Yasmine
  2. Don Memos
  3. Four Seasons Food Truck
  4. Frita’s Food Truck
  5. Hemo’s
  6. Hong Kong Chinese Food
  7. Kim’s *Americanized Asian food at its best
  8. King’s Wok
  9. KoJa
  10. Lovash Indian Cuisine
  11. Lucky’s Mexican Spot
  12. Lyn’s *eggplant spinach parm sandwich
  13. Mac Mart
  14. Magic Carpet *vegetarian lunch wraps + $1 oatmeal cookies
  15. Mexi-Philly 
  16. Milk + Sugar
  17. New York Gyro
  18. Schmear It
  19. Sugar Philly *large $2 macarons with bold, unique flavors
  20. Tang’s Chinese Food
  21. Tyson Bee’s
  22. Vernalicious
  23. Yue Kee
Food Stands/Carts
  1. Akira Sushi
  2. Mom Mom’s Polish Food Cart *homemade pierogies that will make you happy
  3. Nature Soy *real deal soy milk
  4. Pie Stand
  5. Poi Dog Snack Shop
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