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Young college students looking for fun cheap eats

hungry100 Feb 22, 2008 08:27 AM

My daughter who is a freshman in college is coming home with some girlfriends for a Philly weekend. They're not drinkers, but are looking for someplace fun with cheap eats. I thought Silk City and maybe Yakitori Boy, but I want to steer clear of places that put an emphasis on booze. All suggetions are welcome. Thanks

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    hassan Feb 25, 2008 07:34 AM

    Just ate at "full plate" at the northern liberties walk. I was surprised by how cheap and good everything was. For 4 people we spent a total of $55, and we walked out totally stuffed.

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    1. re: hassan
      rabidog Feb 26, 2008 05:59 PM

      there's a thread going on the neighborhood message board, northernliberties.org , about a full plate. it really does often get overlooked. it's good ole down home cooking, with a lot of vege/vegan options. i go often in the warm months... there's a mini-pitcher of iced tea with a mint sprig, and a fried green tomato/fresh moz salad that just scream 'summer.'
      i agree it would be a great place for some non-drinking college-aged kids. while it's a BYO i don't often see people bring alcohol there. and i know college kids would definitely enjoy the neighborhood. there are some great coffee shops around for pre or post non-alcoholic drinks... i think higher grounds on 3rd and elixir on 2nd (right around the corner from a full plate) are both open late-ish.

      1. re: rabidog
        hungry100 Feb 27, 2008 02:52 AM

        Thanks, Rabiddog.

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      lbmsw Feb 25, 2008 07:30 AM

      I have enjoyed Almaz Cafe (20th near Samson & Walnut). It's a little coffee shop that also sells great Ethiopian food. They don't serve alcohol, but make some pretty good smoothies. I recommended it to my brother who is a non-drinking college student and he goes there all the time. http://almazcafe.net/

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        cybermome1207 Feb 25, 2008 07:01 AM

        where are you looking?( what area)

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        1. re: cybermome1207
          hungry100 Feb 25, 2008 07:41 AM

          center cityish...

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