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The cheesesteaks are amazing, of course, but Philadelphia has a diverse food scene to explore. Now, you don’t have to traipse around the city in search of a good meal. Choose from your favorite restaurants on Caviar and enjoy a quiet night in without sacrificing any flavor.

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1. Bing Bing Dim Sum

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1648 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 279-7702
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A fun name for a fun concept and menu: Fusion meets dim sum at Ben Puchowitz’s and Shawn Darragh's newest restaurant, where the dumplings are anything but ordinary. You’ll find twists of classic dim sum on the menu, like a turnip cake made with matzo and a Philly interpretation of the pork bao made with sharp provolone and long hots, alongside traditional soup dumplings. For a large appetite, order a hearty noodle bowl or soup, like the Taiwanese beef noodle soup made with brisket.

2. CoZara

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3200 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
CoZara literally translates to “small plates,” which is exactly what you’ll find on the menu made by Chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka. That means dumplings galore, soba, yakitori, and more Japanese staples to choose from: Order the spicy sukiyaki spring rolls to start, and choose from an extensive menu of rice and noodle bowls, chirashi bowls, or sushi to whet your appetite. Can’t decide? Order a bento box, which comes with a green salad, edamame, house pickles, and miso soup.

3. Blackbird Pizzeria

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507 S 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-6660
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Vegan and pizza are two words that don’t usually go together, except for at Philly’s hallmark restaurant. The traditional meat toppings are replaced by seitan or tofu versions, but don’t let that scare you off, carnivores. Blackbird has won awards for their tasty vegan Philly cheesesteak and calzones from Philly.com. Order the cheesesteak pizza, made with rosemary garlic seitan, daiya cheese, grilled onions and green peppers, and topped with a vegan “wiz” — only in Philly.

4. Philly Style Bagels

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1447 E Columbia Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
A Philly Style Bagel is unlike any other. Inspired by the city’s beer scene and historic tradition, the shop takes a unique approach to its bagels by slow fermenting them in small batches, hand rolling, and boiling them in a mixture of beer and water before baking. The result? A crunchy exterior with a soft, moist inside that’s got an addictive malty sweetness. No wonder Philadelphians are obsessed — order the classic lox sandwich, which Bon Appetit just named one of the best sandwiches in America. But if you’re just in the mood for a good old fashioned schmear, Philly Style Bagels has all the fixings.

5. Bud & Marilyn's

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1234 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-2220
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Chef Marcie Turney riffs on Americana dishes inspired by her grandparents — the restaurant is named after them — and the menu changes seasonally. Order the vintage-inspired dishes, like a fontina cheese-stuffed meatloaf or wedge salad, and others are the comfort foods straight out of your dreams, like the “hot buttered buns” and fried chicken. Not for those with delicate appetites, but don’t worry, there is some lighter vegetable fare on the menu.

6. Han Dynasty

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123 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1888
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Sichuan food is on order at Han Chiang’s restaurant, from the restaurateur slowly conquering the Chinese restaurant scene in New York City and Philadelphia. Prepare your taste buds for an explosion of spice: Fortunately for you, the menu is delightfully ranked in order of spice. Level 4? Order dumplings drenched in spicy Sichuan oil. Level 6? Get the dry fry beef, triple flash-fried with peppers, celery, bamboo, and Sichuan peppercorns. Level 8? Get the famous dan dan noodles topped with minced pork, scallions, and chili oil.

7. Fette Sau

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1208 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 391-4888
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When Stephen Starr, the restaurateur behind Brooklyn’s hottest BBQ restaurant decided to open down south — er, in Philly — the crowds came in droves. The joint specializes not just in the Brooklyn locavore ethos (all of the meats are antibiotic and steroid-free, like the Freebird organic chicken and Duroc pork on the menu), but specialty cuts and rubs. Order the famous Niman Ranch prime beef brisket or go in whole-hog for the Duroc St. Louis-style ribs, and save room for the burnt ends baked beans.

8. Parc Brasserie

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227 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-2262
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A Rittenhouse favorite, Parc perfects the classic French bistro and the dishes that come with it. Even though it’s best known for its uber-cheesy Onion Soup Gratinee, order Parc’s other soups, salads, and entrees will send you straight back to Paris. After all, who can say no to freshly baked baguettes, charcuterie, or a tartine?

9. Pizzeria Vetri

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1939 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 600-2629
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Philly chef darling Marc Vetri has made simple ingredients and brick ovens at Pizzeria Vetri his calling, and Philadelphians seek out his pizza in droves. It’s hard to say no to a classic margherita pizza, but order one of the menu's surprising pies, like the Carciofo, topped with artichokes, lemon parsley bread crumbs, mozzarella, and pecorino.

10. Saté Kampar

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1837 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 324-3860
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Fire up for some spicy Malaysian street fare from Saté Kampar, Easy Pussyunk’s hottest new restaurant and a James Beard semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant. The meat (or tofu) is marinated, grilled to order over coconut charcoal imported from Malaysia, and served on a traditional skewer alongside cucumbers and spicy peanut sauce. Order the crowd favorite Saté Melaka, served with a pineapple peanut sauce, as well as the Rendang Daging, braised beef that’s slow cooked in a paste of spices and coconut cream, and the Ayam Kurma, braised chicken and potatoes in a coconut cream sauce with added toasted Sarawak white pepper and coriander.
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1. Bing Bing Dim Sum

1648 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
A fun name for a fun concept and menu: Fusion meets dim sum at Ben Puchowitz’s and Shawn Darragh's newest restaurant, where the dumplings are anything but ordinary. You’ll find twists of classic dim sum on the menu, like a turnip cake made with matzo and a Philly interpretation of the pork bao made with sharp provolone and long hots, alongside traditional soup dumplings. For a large appetite, order a hearty noodle bowl or soup, like the Taiwanese beef noodle soup made with brisket.
1648 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

2. CoZara

3200 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
CoZara literally translates to “small plates,” which is exactly what you’ll find on the menu made by Chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka. That means dumplings galore, soba, yakitori, and more Japanese staples to choose from: Order the spicy sukiyaki spring rolls to start, and choose from an extensive menu of rice and noodle bowls, chirashi bowls, or sushi to whet your appetite. Can’t decide? Order a bento box, which comes with a green salad, edamame, house pickles, and miso soup.
3200 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

3. Blackbird Pizzeria

507 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Vegan and pizza are two words that don’t usually go together, except for at Philly’s hallmark restaurant. The traditional meat toppings are replaced by seitan or tofu versions, but don’t let that scare you off, carnivores. Blackbird has won awards for their tasty vegan Philly cheesesteak and calzones from Philly.com. Order the cheesesteak pizza, made with rosemary garlic seitan, daiya cheese, grilled onions and green peppers, and topped with a vegan “wiz” — only in Philly.
507 S 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

4. Philly Style Bagels

1447 E Columbia Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
A Philly Style Bagel is unlike any other. Inspired by the city’s beer scene and historic tradition, the shop takes a unique approach to its bagels by slow fermenting them in small batches, hand rolling, and boiling them in a mixture of beer and water before baking. The result? A crunchy exterior with a soft, moist inside that’s got an addictive malty sweetness. No wonder Philadelphians are obsessed — order the classic lox sandwich, which Bon Appetit just named one of the best sandwiches in America. But if you’re just in the mood for a good old fashioned schmear, Philly Style Bagels has all the fixings.
1447 E Columbia Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

5. Bud & Marilyn's

1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Chef Marcie Turney riffs on Americana dishes inspired by her grandparents — the restaurant is named after them — and the menu changes seasonally. Order the vintage-inspired dishes, like a fontina cheese-stuffed meatloaf or wedge salad, and others are the comfort foods straight out of your dreams, like the “hot buttered buns” and fried chicken. Not for those with delicate appetites, but don’t worry, there is some lighter vegetable fare on the menu.
1234 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

6. Han Dynasty

123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Sichuan food is on order at Han Chiang’s restaurant, from the restaurateur slowly conquering the Chinese restaurant scene in New York City and Philadelphia. Prepare your taste buds for an explosion of spice: Fortunately for you, the menu is delightfully ranked in order of spice. Level 4? Order dumplings drenched in spicy Sichuan oil. Level 6? Get the dry fry beef, triple flash-fried with peppers, celery, bamboo, and Sichuan peppercorns. Level 8? Get the famous dan dan noodles topped with minced pork, scallions, and chili oil.
123 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

7. Fette Sau

1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
When Stephen Starr, the restaurateur behind Brooklyn’s hottest BBQ restaurant decided to open down south — er, in Philly — the crowds came in droves. The joint specializes not just in the Brooklyn locavore ethos (all of the meats are antibiotic and steroid-free, like the Freebird organic chicken and Duroc pork on the menu), but specialty cuts and rubs. Order the famous Niman Ranch prime beef brisket or go in whole-hog for the Duroc St. Louis-style ribs, and save room for the burnt ends baked beans.
1208 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

8. Parc Brasserie

227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
A Rittenhouse favorite, Parc perfects the classic French bistro and the dishes that come with it. Even though it’s best known for its uber-cheesy Onion Soup Gratinee, order Parc’s other soups, salads, and entrees will send you straight back to Paris. After all, who can say no to freshly baked baguettes, charcuterie, or a tartine?
227 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

9. Pizzeria Vetri

1939 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Philly chef darling Marc Vetri has made simple ingredients and brick ovens at Pizzeria Vetri his calling, and Philadelphians seek out his pizza in droves. It’s hard to say no to a classic margherita pizza, but order one of the menu's surprising pies, like the Carciofo, topped with artichokes, lemon parsley bread crumbs, mozzarella, and pecorino.
1939 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

10. Saté Kampar

1837 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Fire up for some spicy Malaysian street fare from Saté Kampar, Easy Pussyunk’s hottest new restaurant and a James Beard semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant. The meat (or tofu) is marinated, grilled to order over coconut charcoal imported from Malaysia, and served on a traditional skewer alongside cucumbers and spicy peanut sauce. Order the crowd favorite Saté Melaka, served with a pineapple peanut sauce, as well as the Rendang Daging, braised beef that’s slow cooked in a paste of spices and coconut cream, and the Ayam Kurma, braised chicken and potatoes in a coconut cream sauce with added toasted Sarawak white pepper and coriander.
1837 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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