Philly: tripe or tongue between 30th St. Station and U. Penn?
I am going back and forth by foot from the train station to Penn for a meeting. I don't have time with the train schedule to venture out of that corridor. My favorite foods are tripe or tongue and I was wondering if there is anything in the trajectory. My guess is not. I know I could find in Philly's C-town but I am not going to have time to go there.
unfortunately, there are not many 'risky' palces on penn's campus, but you can get tongue and tripas at any taqueria in south philly, north philly or kensington. but....you can get amazing caribbean food from a food truck right outside of 30th street. the big pink one is good as is the big white one (debbie's?) for braised oxtails (not innards, but a tought cut that needs some love). and they soften it up good and proper.
Union Station? We have a Union Station in Philly (or did you mean DC)? Admittedly, I'm not a native, so maybe I'm just missing something obvious, but in case that was a mis-type and you meant 30th St Station (or maybe U. City Station), I'm going to advise that tripe, tongue, etc. are a rarity in a college town like Penn. If I may safely assuming that the tripe and tongue refers to a fondness for semi-adventurous/novel items, you might try Bridgewater Pub in 30th St Station - they got some semi-unusual items on the menu:
That's really about all that comes to mind for the moment. There's some good eats to be had around Penn, but what you described isn't exactly within anything I've been familiar with at Penn. (Frankly, I'm not even sure if you'll find any place that does any exceptional tripe/tongue even in Chinatown.)