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Those who think ‘cheesesteak’ when thinking Philly food: Think again. Philadelphia — long known for American history, passionate sports fans and, yes, cheesesteaks — continues to emerge as one of the country’s finest culinary destinations.
More than a decade of development has transformed the region’s dining scene from merely memorable to absolutely abundant. Explore this section to find a restaurant (or a few) for your next visit.
Named the “Best Pizza in America” by Bon Appétit
The ingredients are simple, the space is small and the rules are succinct at Fishtown’s lauded Pizzeria Beddia: no slices, no phoning ahead and cash only.
America’s oldest farmers’ market
Established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Today, this indoor foodie paradise is a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and incredibly delicious desserts and baked goods. It’s also home to the “best sandwich in America.”
Intimate East Passyunk location for Top Chef winner
Philadelphia’s East Passyunk neighborhood is proud to welcome a Top Chef to the neighborhood. Chef Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef New Orleans, continues his winning-streak with the modern French-influenced American BYOB Laurel.
Cold beer and tasty food steps from Independence Mall
Independence Beer Garden is an outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park that supplies America’s most historic square mile with a destination for casual alfresco eating, drinking and playing.
A glistening specialty food emporium providing a veritable feast for the senses
The Di Bruno Bros. specialty store on Chestnut Street is an absolute must-see if you appreciate food. At all. Seriously. This place is very close to a boutique foodies heaven.
The critical favorite brings Israeli cuisine to Society Hill
A modern Israeli restaurant, Zahav — which means gold in Hebrew — offers authentic Middle Eastern fare in a family-style dining setting typical of the region.
The Iron Chef’s first American restaurant
The restaurant’s namesake and head chef, Morimoto (of Food Network’s Iron Chef fame), has created a menu offering the very best in contemporary Japanese cusine. While regulars flock here for the exquisitely prepared sushi, Morimoto offers diners a broad spectrum of flavors that delve beyond nigiri and sashimi.
Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant
At Old City’s Amada, chef Jose Garces has created the city’s grandest tapas restaurant, complete with a wall of wooden sangria casks, cured hams and cheeses hanging over the main bar and a menu that ranges from traditional — tortilla espanola, Spanish olives, warm fava bean salad — to edgy — foie gras flatbreads and artichoke and spinach empanadas.
One of the nation’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants
Star chef Marc Vetri’s titular restaurant is considered one of America’s finest Italian restaurants. If you find yourself at a table here, consider yourself very lucky.
Charming farm-to-table BYOB in Rittenhouse Square
Located in Philadelphia’s scenic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, Russet is a charming BYOB focused on creating quality cuisine with the freshest ingredients.
A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums
September 11, 2016View More
Philadelphia welcomes back college students during Campus Philly CollegeFest, a day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums.
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
October 8, 2016View More
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.
Honey happy hour, food trucks, mead-making and more
September 9-11, 2016View More
Presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, the Philadelphia Honey Festival is bigger than ever this year with three days of bee-related activities at three locations across the city.
Sip, savor and stroll along Germantown Avenue
September 2016View More
Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare, an evening of food and fun along Germantown Avenue.
Multiple beer tents, traditional eats, live music and more
Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall teams up with neighbor Fette Sau to host one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue.View More
More than 100 restaurants offering three-course meals for $20-35
September 11-16 and 18-23, 2016View More
Center City District Restaurant Week welcomes diners with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 100 restaurants for $20-35.
Cozy brewpub serving housemade beer in Fairmount
At Fairmount’s brewpub and restaurant Bar Hygge, enjoy up to seven house-made beers alongside American contemporary cuisine.View More
Waterfront dining at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
For a waterfront dining experience, look no further than Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.View More
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 3-4, 2016View More
The Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, is set to return in 2016.
Revolutionary flair and classic southern cuisine
Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, this upscale restaurant has revolutionary flair and classic southern cuisine.View More
Jose Garces resurrects a Philly tradition
The saloon serves Fish House punch, raw and fried oysters, snapper soup and strawberry shortcake for two in booths and at the bar.View More
Handcrafted cocktails next to the Hotel Monaco
This tavern attached to the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia serves up handcrafted cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices.View More
This industrial-chic brasserie combines contemporary American dishes with waterfront views.
Diners at this brasserie, located inside the FringeArts building, enjoy contemporary American dishes from chef Peter Woolsey and waterfront views.View More
Enjoy your meal with a view
Revolution House has a playful menu of internationally influenced comfort food and Neapolitan pizza.View More
A contemporary Chinese restaurant puts a twist on the classics.
With accolades from CNN and Anthony Bourdain, this contemporary Chinese restaurant puts a twist on the classics.View More