Thursday, April 12, 2012

We're Going to Philly! Now Where Should We Eat?

DiNic's


Blondie and I will be hoping the bus or train or something to visit our editor in Philly on Friday. Hooray for field trips! We're going to check out some tasty street food tacos with our editor for lunch, but seeing as we don't get to Philadelphia all that often, we'd love some recs from you about what else we should eat......

Clearly a trip to the Reading Terminal Market is in order (in fact that's where we plan to meet up in the morning). I don't think I'll be able to leave without a Roast Pork Italian from DiNic's. Blondie has her eyes on the pies. Whoopie pies that is.

What else shouldn't we miss at the Reading Terminal Market or otherwise? Looking for suggestions for good grub to eat there and take home. We're counting on you to ensure our trip is extra delicious!

11 comments:

Margaret said...

I recently went to Philly and ate at Continental (a diner with excellent martinis), Monk's Cafe for a beer (the Belgian food also looked/smelled delicious), North Third for brunch (really tasty corn and bacon pancakes), and Cuba Libra for dinner (amaaazing mojitos!). My friend also really wanted to take me to Honey's Sit-N-Eat for brunch, but the wait was too long. Next time!

Elspeth Velten said...

Tony Luke's is so so so good for roast pork and broccoli rabe, and also philly cheesesteak!

http://elspeth-tostayortogo.blogspot.com/2011/12/tony-lukes.html

City Spoonful said...

This Indian chaat place comes highly recommended to me by an Indian friend at Penn: http://www.phillyphoodie.com/2010/05/desi-chaat-house.html

JacquieLH said...

For more casual eating: I love Honey's Sit n Eat. Great brunch there! I also like the sandwiches at Paesano's the best out of the sandwich places I've tried. Saad's Halal Place in West Philly has some very unique type of falafels. If you can make it out there, it's a nice snack to try.

For night time eating: I've never been but I've heard Barbuzzo is really good.

I really enjoyed my dinner at Meme but that was a few years ago. I also really like Zahav!

Happy eating :)

Abby said...

Capogiro gelato!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray said...

Bassett's in Reading Terminal Market and Franklin Fountain near Penn's Landing are both unreal for ice cream. I'm a Jim's fan when it comes to cheesesteaks, if you want to go Philly authentic. The caipirinhas at Alma de Cuba make my soul happy. And The Banana Leaf (Malaysian) and Charles Plaza (Chinese) down near Chinatown are both fantastic.

Sherm said...

The best Roast pork and cheesesteak in the city can be had at John's Roast Pork http://www.johnsroastpork.com/

Other gems to check out are Pho (all along Washington Ave. in South Philly, but I like Pho Saigon @ Washington & Columbus), The Italian Market (Dibruno Bros. for cheese and Italian cured meats, Paesano's for arguably the best sandwiches anywhere, ever).

If you like beer, we have some of the best craft beer bars in the country. South Philly Taproom, Local 44, Grey Lodge, Khyber Pass Pub are some of the better ones.

email me sherm.aka.belt at gmail with any specific requests.

Witzel said...

Paesano's (W Girard near N 2nd) is probably too far out of your way, but the Arista -- suckling pig instead of the standard roast pork -- is phenomenal. Just had another last weekend. And their cheesesteak substitute, the Paesano (brisket, with a fried egg as well) is droolworthy as well. Plus you're near a lot of good beery destinations -- Barcade, Kraftwork, Johnny Brenda's, Frankford Hall.

LC said...

I second Honey's brunch/breakfast all day any day of the week and Capogiro. Monk's or Eulogy for beer. I'm guessing you'd appreciate the cookies from Famous 4th St. Cookie Company at Reading Terminal, as well as the sticky buns from the Amish bakery. Oh, and Franklin Fountain (not in Reading Terminal) for some yummy ice cream if you still want to check out more sweets! If you're around for dinner, consider going to one of the cozy BYOBs.

LC said...

Also: Federal Donuts. They also have fried chicken.

Kelsey said...

I love this blog because it showcases your travels through food as well as awesome and creative dishes! It is like Travel channel through a blog.