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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.
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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 return to 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.
Enjoy an al fresco beverage and a view, nine stories above street level
Head to Assembly Rooftop Lounge for epic outdoor views and cool cocktails, nine stories above the streets of Philadelphia.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.
Charming countryside village just one hour from Philadelphia
Peddler’s Village offers small town, colonial charm just one hour from Center City Philadelphia. Explore 65 independently owned and operated specialty shops, six restaurants, a 71-room inn, family-friendly attractions and exciting annual events.View More
A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history after hours
May 27 – October 22, 2016View More
Prepare yourself for a V.I.P. night…Colonial style! Enjoy a delicious, three-course meal at historic City Tavern, before heading out on an evening of adventure.
The brewery that helped ignite a craft beer revolution in Philadelphia
In 1994, Yards resuscitated the Philadelphia’s brewing legacy and helped ignite a craft beer revolution in the city. The brewery’s tasting room gives visitors a chance to sample its beer while shooting pool or nibbling light fare.View More
Philadelphia celebrates its beer-drinking roots with a week-long festival
June 3-12, 2016View More
The city of Philadelphia has been brewing beer for more than 300 years. So deep are its sudsy roots, Philadelphia has even been called “the best beer-drinking city in America.”
The waterfront, hammock-filled haven returns with full strength
Opens Friday, May 6, 2016View More
Blockbuster waterfront attraction Spruce Street Harbor Park returns for its third year, bringing an ultimate hangout – and hammock-lounging – spot to the Delaware River Waterfront.
Making Philadelphia’s great public spaces even better
May 7-14, 2016View More
Philadelphia’s fourth annual “LOVE Your Park Week” allows residents to pitch in and help clean up some of Philadelphia’s 10,000-acre park system – and then enjoy the spaces with festivals, family-friendly days and more.
High-quality handmade goods from local and national artists
May 7-8, 2016View More
One of Philly’s finest craft fairs, Art Star Craft Bazaar features dozens of local and national artists selling high-quality, handmade goods.
Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media
Every Wednesday through September 2016View More
Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.
Dine Out, Fight AIDS
April 14, 2016View More
Nearly 200 restaurants are giving back during the 26th annual Dining Out for Life. During the special evening, participating restaurants will donate one-third of the cost of your meal to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Biannual dining celebration on Main Street Manayunk
StrEAT Food Festival: April 10, 2016; Restaurant Week: April 11-22, 2016View More
Manayunk celebrates its diverse dining scene during the bi-annual Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival & Restaurant Week.
Serving up Philadelphia’s largest beer selection with over 400 available options
Old City’s Eulogy Belgian Tavern serves up Philadelphia’s largest selection of beer with over 400 options to choose from.View More
A haven for German brews and food
Brats, burgers and brews are the staple of this Old City bar, holding one of the most expansive German beer selections in Philadelphia.View More
Sip on European-style roasted coffee, house distilled rum and more from Philadelphia’s renowned coffee roasting company
Philadelphia’s renowned coffee roasting company, La Colombe, sits in a giant refurbished Fishtown warehouse that is part restaurant, part bakery and part bar. Come for European-style roasted coffee, stay for the house distilled rum.View More