Talula’s Garden
210 West Washington Square – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Washington Square
Type of Food: New American
Vibe: Classy Garden
Go for the variety of cheese plates and beautiful outdoor garden

Cheu Noodle Bar
255 South 10th Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Washington Square West
Type of Food: Asian, Ramen
Vibe: Edgy, Hip
Go for the garlic wings and the miso ramen

Kensington Quarters
1310 Frankford Avenue – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Fishtown
Type of Food: American, Butcher Shop
Vibe: Industrial
Go for the pork shoulder and the burgers

1216 Spruce Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Washington Square West
Type of Food: Italian, Mediterranean BYOB
Vibe: Cozy, Traditional
Go for the pyramid pasta and the short rib ragu

Knead Bagels
725 Walnut Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Market East
Type of Food: Non-Traditional Bagels
Vibe: Small, Casual
Go for the fennel sea salt bagel with scallion lime cream cheese

Little Nonna’s
1234 Locust Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Washington Square West
Type of Food: Italian
Vibe: Quaint, Grandma’s House
Go for the mushroom arancini and the BVP meatballs

High Street on Market
308 Market Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Old City
Type of Food: New American
Vibe: Rustic, Contemporary
Go for the turkey sandwich and roasted pumpkin soup

Bud & Marilyn’s
1234 Locust Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Washington Square West
Type of Food: American
Vibe: Upscale Diner
Go for the fried chicken and cheese curds

Pat’s King of Steaks
1301 East Passyunk Avenue – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: South Philly
Type of Food: Cheesesteaks
Vibe: Fast, Sandwich Stand
Go for the whiz wit (cheese whiz with onions)

Fette Sau
1208 Frankford Avenue – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Fishtown
Type of Food: Barbeque
Vibe: Rustic Barn, Picnic Tables, Cafeteria Style
Go for the brisket and the mac and cheese

227 South 18th Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
Type of Food: French
Vibe: Parisian Bistro
Go for the classy brunch and people watching

Federal Donuts
Neighborhood: Multiple Locations
Type of Food: Donuts and Fried Chicken
Vibe: Friendly, Casual
Go for the specialty donuts

110 South 13th Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Market East
Type of Food: Italian, Mediterranean
Vibe: Homey, Romantic
Go for the salted caramel budino

217-219 Chestnut Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Old City
Type of Food: Spanish, Tapas
Vibe: Romantic, Cozy
Go for the short rib flatbread and the garlic shrimp

1312 Spruce Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Washinton Square West
Type of Food: Modern Italian
Vibe: Traditional
Go for the inventive tasting menu for a very special occasion

Cafe La Maude
816 North 4th Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
Type of Food: Brunch, French-Lebanese, American
Vibe: Cute Neighborhood Cafe
Go for the caprese benedict and the poulet roti

600 North Broad Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Fairmount
Type of Food: Southern
Vibe: Hip Jazz Lounge
Go for the blue crab toast and live jazz music

1617 East Passyunk Avenue – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: East Passyunk
Type of Food: French, New American
Vibe: Intimate BYOB
Go for the innovative chef’s tasting at Philly Magazine’s #1 restaurant


Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Avenue – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Fishtown
Type of Bar: Beer Garden
Vibe: German-Style, Casual
Go for the craft beer in giant mugs

Morgan’s Pier
221 North Columbus Boulevard – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
Type of Bar: Outdoor
Vibe: Trendy, Hot Spot
Go for the Watermelon Ricky and views of the Delaware River

Ranstead Room
2013 Ranstead Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse
Type of Bar: Speakeasy, Cocktails
Vibe: Classic, Secretive
Go for the innovative cocktails in this back-alley bar

Hop Sing Laundromat
1029 Race Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Type of Bar: Speakeasy, Cocktails
Vibe: Private, Exclusive
Go for the imaginative cocktails sans phones or photography

1137 Spruce Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Washington Square West
Type of Bar: Wine
Vibe: Inviting, Cozy
Go for the curated wine and cheese lists

Standard Tap
901 North 2nd Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
Type of Bar: Pub
Vibe: Unpretentious, Gritty
Go for the local beers

Independence Beer Garden
100 South Independence Mall – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Old City
Type of Bar: Beer Garden
Vibe: Eclectic, Earthy, Fun
Go for the beers and bar games

1 Tippling Place
2006 Chestnut Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse
Type of Bar: Cocktails
Vibe: Easy Going, Relaxed
Go for the seasonal cocktails

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Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
112 South 18th Street – Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse
Type of Bar: Cocktails
Vibe: Dark, Secluded
Go for the extensive list of creative cocktails

Images via Talula’s Garden, Cheu, Kensington QuartersMercato, Knead BagelsLittle Nonna’sHigh Street on MarketBud & Marilyn’sPat’s King of SteaksFette SauParcBarbuzzoAmadaVetriSOUTHLaurel, Starr RestaurantsMorgan’s Pier, Ranstead Room, Philly Mag, Hop Sing Laundromat, Tria, Standard Tap, Independence Beer Garden1 Tippling Place, and The Franklin Bar.

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