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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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- N3RD Street Farmers Market Returns To Old City Today And Every Wednesday, May 27-October 28
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- Center City Sips Returns With Happy Hour Deals At 85+ Bars Every Wednesday, June 3-September 2
- Wawa Welcome America Returns June 27-July 4 With The Free Philly Fourth Of July Jam Concert, Block Parties, Fireworks And More
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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.
Quality pub fare and cold craft beers since 2008
For more than six years, Pub & Kitchen one of Philadelphia’s quintessential restaurants for quality dishes, craft beers and elevated brunch offerings.
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.
Stephen Starr’s popular Rittenhouse Square bistro pays homage to Paris
With Parc, famed restaurateur Stephen Starr brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Rittenhouse Square. Parc offers an authentic French bistro experience, fully equipped with a chic Parisian ambiance and gorgeous sidewalk seating overlooking the Square.
Happiest hours all summer long
Starts June 3View More
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips, when over 90 bars and restaurants offer discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.
Celebrate Wawa Welcome America! with 4.5 tons of hoagies
One of the tastier events taking place during the Wawa Welcome America! festival, the 23rd annual Wawa Hoagie Day features 4.5 tons of hoagies and plenty of happy, hungry visitors.View More
Philadelphia celebrates its beer-drinking roots with a week-long festival
May 29 – June 7View 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.”
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 5-6View More
The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.
Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media
Every Wednesday beginning May 6View More
Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.
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.View More
Art, food, music and more right on Girard Ave.
May 30View More
The annual Brewerytown Spring Festival transforms the 2600 to 2800 blocks of West Girard Avenue into a colorful and tasty street festival celebrating art, food and music.
Perfect summer dining and nightlife on the Delaware River Waterfront
One of Philadelphia’s most popular summer hotspots, Morgan’s Pier is an oasis of craft beer, delicious food and incredible live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.View More
Philadelphia’s famous street bustles with restaurants, galleries and a whole lot more
Along South Street, visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys all mix seamlessly together. The street is always buzzing no matter if you visit on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night.View More
Summertime haven, presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank, returns
Now openView More
Good things come to those who wait. Last year’s blockbuster summer attraction on the Delaware River Waterfront, Spruce Street Harbor Park, is making its grand return on Memorial Day weekend.
Fresh air and fresh fare
A new initiative spearheaded by the University City District, the Porch at 30th Street Station attracts both travelers and locals with farmers’ markets and live entertainment.View More
One of the world’s leading collections of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings
The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway inspires discovery with the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings and African sculpture.View More
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.”View More
Streetside steaks, fries and “Gremlins”
Quick service is the hallmark of this long-running South Street walkup window, considered the innovator of the chicken cheesesteak. Don’t forget the jalapeno-covered Spanish fries on the side and a Gremlin (half grape, half lemonade) to wash it all down.View More
Eat and explore East Passyunk’s fantastic dining scene
February 22-28View More
East Passyunk Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to explore the fantastic dining scene in one of Philadelphia’s most popular neighborhoods.