Philadelphia Restaurants | A Local's Guide

📍Welcome to Philadelphia, a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, food, and hidden gems that only those who call it home truly know. 🥘 This itinerary has something for everyone's palette, including a hometown favorite cheesesteak, a 25-year-old fan-favorite diner, and a couple more can't-miss restaurants that offer a range of meals sure to make anybody grateful for grabbing this guide!
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Hands down, one of the best cheesesteaks in the city. Real ones know! I've been eating at Ishkabibbles since I was a baby.
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The Couch Tomato Café & Bistro, Manayunk
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Tucked away next to the Schuylkill river, Manayunk is a trendy neighborhood that is home to my personal favorite grilled cheese and tomato soup in the whole city!
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Silk City
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Again, real ones know Silk City as being a staple in the city for a couple decades now. Silk City is perfect for a late-night diner dash, but it's even better as a brunch spot to help take the edge off of a raucous night.
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El Vez
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El Vez's $6 happy hour menu can't be beat. Make sure to order the guac with crab in it and eat feast on some amazing Mexican food.
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Barbuzzo
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Delicious Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of the city. When you go, order the whipped ricotta and the house-ground meatballs, and then thank me later.
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Double Knot
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Cosy spot for Japanese small-bites
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Grandma's Philly
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Thai turned modern - enjoy classic Thai dishes in a modern space with large portions and robust flavor
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Sampan
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Amazing happy hour and even better bites for those who love Japanese and Japanese fusion
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Hey! My name is Tee, and I'm from Philly, but at this point, my wanderlust has taken me all over the world. I spent time studying in Japan, and I lived in London for a while. Right now, I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I've been for the past five or six years. I have been lucky to visit over 30 countries since I began traveling at 18 years old. I've got some solid tips for solo travelers, budget travelers, lady travelers, Black travelers, and the LGBTQ+ fam. I'm here to make traveling feel accessible and rewarding for everyone, no matter where you come from! If you need tips for Southeast Asia, Asia, or the Eastern Seabord of the USA, I'm your girl. And if you still don't believe me hit me up on IG @traveling.tee and see all I've done so that I can bring you the best advice I possibly can!
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Philadelphia Restaurants | A Local's Guide

📍Welcome to Philadelphia, a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, food, and hidden gems that only those who call it home truly know. 🥘 This itinerary has something for everyone's palette, including a hometown favorite cheesesteak, a 25-year-old fan-favorite diner, and a couple more can't-miss restaurants that offer a range of meals sure to make anybody grateful for grabbing this guide!
8 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free
Ishkabibble’s 1
@travelingtee
Hands down, one of the best cheesesteaks in the city. Real ones know! I've been eating at Ishkabibbles since I was a baby.
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The Couch Tomato Café & Bistro, Manayunk
@travelingtee
Tucked away next to the Schuylkill river, Manayunk is a trendy neighborhood that is home to my personal favorite grilled cheese and tomato soup in the whole city!
Add to
Details
Silk City
@travelingtee
Again, real ones know Silk City as being a staple in the city for a couple decades now. Silk City is perfect for a late-night diner dash, but it's even better as a brunch spot to help take the edge off of a raucous night.
Add to
Details
El Vez
@travelingtee
El Vez's $6 happy hour menu can't be beat. Make sure to order the guac with crab in it and eat feast on some amazing Mexican food.
Add to
Details
Barbuzzo
@travelingtee
Delicious Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of the city. When you go, order the whipped ricotta and the house-ground meatballs, and then thank me later.
Add to
Details
Double Knot
@travelingtee
Cosy spot for Japanese small-bites
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Details
Grandma's Philly
@travelingtee
Thai turned modern - enjoy classic Thai dishes in a modern space with large portions and robust flavor
Add to
Details
Sampan
@travelingtee
Amazing happy hour and even better bites for those who love Japanese and Japanese fusion
Add to
Details

* * *
CURATED BY
Hey! My name is Tee, and I'm from Philly, but at this point, my wanderlust has taken me all over the world. I spent time studying in Japan, and I lived in London for a while. Right now, I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I've been for the past five or six years. I have been lucky to visit over 30 countries since I began traveling at 18 years old. I've got some solid tips for solo travelers, budget travelers, lady travelers, Black travelers, and the LGBTQ+ fam. I'm here to make traveling feel accessible and rewarding for everyone, no matter where you come from! If you need tips for Southeast Asia, Asia, or the Eastern Seabord of the USA, I'm your girl. And if you still don't believe me hit me up on IG @traveling.tee and see all I've done so that I can bring you the best advice I possibly can!
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