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Hi,
A couple of friends and I are going to be spending three days and two nights in Philadelphia. We've never been there before and we're hoping to try out some great food - everything from street vendors to nice restaurants. We've got one vegetarian on board so veggie-friendly would be great, and would love to try out neighborhood spots that aren't so well-known (though i'm sure we'd appreciate an old school italian dinner). We'd also love a great breakfast spot. We're staying at The Westin on 17th Street and Chestnut - a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square.

Any suggestions? Thanks so much!

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  1. Try Horizons!
    It's vegetarian but the carnivores won't regret it!

    http://www.horizonsphiladelphia.com/

    1. Take a look at this thread:

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/512243

      Horizons is an absolute must, as is a trek through the Italian Market. (As a vegetarian, I like Sarcone's the best, although stop for a Vietnamese tofu hoagie -- bahn mi -- at some point, too.) I like both El Vez and Lolita's, although anyone on this board will tell you that Lolita's is better (just be sure to bring your own tequila). You can get tofu or portabella mushroom as a protein substitute for most of their dishes. For the Rittenhouse Square area, I really like Audrey Claire's (another byob), although others are sure to have a ton more to recommend...