Cheap Eats in the Gayborhood needed
Daughter and three friends are headed to Philly this weekend and need some inexpensive B,L&D places. They are taking a bus, so they need to concentrate on the Gayborhood and places that they can get public transportation to and from. Thanks so much!
In the 13th Street Corridor, Sampan's small plates, and Lolita's (BYO Mexican) are reasonably priced.
Chinatown is not far away, and is full of plenty of reasonably priced restaurants. Rangoon is a nice Burmese restaurant that is different than a lot of other places. The food feels like a cross between Indian and Chinese. Thousand layer bread is not to be missed.
Neither Sampan nor Lolita really qualify as cheap for most folks arriving in town by bus (I'm guessing youngsters in this case)
Chinatown is a good idea and you'll find lots of recomendations on this board.
There's great inexpensive Mexican and Vietnamese in the blocks around the intersection of 9th St and Washington Ave - about a mile walk or they can catch the 23 bus on 12th St or the 47 on 8th.
The Reading Terminal Market has handful of excellent options a few blocks from the gayborhood.
There are several good sandwich places around town - Paesano's & Sarcones, among others, are good.
There's tons of info available on this board. Center City and the surrounding area are easy to get around (or to/from) on foot or with transit from a base in the gayborhood - geographically speaking Center City is a pretty small area, only a couple miles from end to end. Anywhere you/they pick will probably be fairly easy to get to.