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Feb 5, 2010 08:49 PM

Out of Town foodie on a SERIOUS budget

Hi! I'm heading to Philly for the first time for a business trip. I'm trying to stay as cheap as possible for my means (out mostly lunch and dinner). Right now I have no clue as to where I'll be either. So what are the must eat places that I can do for around $10ish?


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  1. Banana Leaf in Chinatown (on Arch St between 10th and 11th). Huge portions, and many delicious dishes for $6-10. I'd recommend almost anything there.

    1. lunch in the Reading Terminal Market! and check this thread

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      1. re: Bigley9

        Sang Kee Duck House (in Chinatown) for a noodle soup. Vietnam (again in Chinatown) or Vietnam Cafe (in W. Philly) for a noodle dish or their Lemongrass soup (it's spicy).

        Taquerias in Bella Vista/S. Philly. My fave is Taqueria Veracruzana.

        Falafal sandwich at Alyan (South St. in Old Phila.)

      2. Go down to Washington Ave. between 12th and 9th. Pick any Vietnamese Pho shop, or Banh mi house. Enjoy ;)

        1. For lunch, Mama's Falafel if you are nearby. $6 for a huge sandwich.

          $8-10 will also buy you a nice big hoagie from Primo's or Sarcone's.

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          1. re: barryg

            Seconded, Sarcone's sandwiches are a must eat

          2. Sazon at 10th and Spring Garden. Wonderful Venezuelan food.