Philly Restaurant Advice...
- josephml1 Sep 29, 2008 04:21 PM
I am looking for several opinions about where to eat (Low price), tell me where the locals eat and it could be a hole in the wall, a street place, etc.
I am looking for this food:
Shawarma and Falafel
Pub with happy hour...
Tea House with traditional English afternoon tea.
Good coffee and deserts
Thank You all.
For deli, go to the Reading Terminal Market at Market and 12th st. Inside go to Hershel's East Side Deli.
Chinese: what kind? You'll have the best luck in Chinatown.
Italian: Radicchio. It's a BYOB so you'll save dough.
Steaks: In Philly, "steak" is shorthand for a cheesesteak, but we have a glut of steakhouses as well. none are cheap. I like Steve's in the NE for cheesesteaks. In fact, I won't go elsewhere.
seafood: chinatown is the cheapest option usually, but Dmitri's is good. Cash only.
Gyro: no idea
Deli: 4th St Delicatessen
Shawarma & Falafel: Saad's at 45th and Walnut. Closed until the 2nd week of October for Ramadan
pub with happy hour: South Philly Tap Room
Can't help you with the last two.
best of luck
Check out Ray's Cafe and Teahouse in Chinatown 141 N. 9th st
The suggestion of Reading Terminal Market is excellent. You'll find a wide variety of choices. While in Philadelphia, you should try local specialites such as a cheesesteak, soft pretzels with mustard, hot pork sandwich, Italian hoagie (sub). These are things locals eat. For breakfast try scrapple.
My pick for falafel is the stand in the Penn food court at 34th & Walnut Street. I love their sandwiches! If the weather is good, you can dine al fresco on the deck in the back.
Better, in my opinion, than anything else around. Don't know if they have shawarma.
As for deli, Kibitz in the City (7th & Chestnut) and the Famous Deli (4th & Bainbridge) are both amazing. The portions are enormous, so bring friends along.
Bitars at 10th and Federal has good falafel and gyros. Sarcones at 8th and Catherine for Italian deli, Red gravy Italian and waitresses that call you hon and toss carafe of chiati at you: Villa d'Roma on 9th at Carpenter