I always wondered why they named this restaurant Cafe Lift. I thought it might be from an owner, or it might just be a creative name, but the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes have answered my question. It is because these pancakes make you feel like you can lift the world. The fluffiness of the pancakes and tanginess of the lemon are simply immaculate. Located at 428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
The Franklin Fountain
Man I love Sundaes. And I am not talking about the last day of the weekend kind of Sunday but the sweet and delicious one. And you might think Ben and Jerry's and Häagen-Dazs have some good ice cream, but they have nothing on The Franklin Fountain. This old-school ice cream shop knows how to make a great Sundae while giving you nostalgia for the good old days. Located at 116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
What's the best part about French Onion Soup? Obviously the cheese!! And Parc does not mess around when it comes to cheese. Just look at that cheese pull. Ooh là là!! Ok, enough with the cheese; Parc also makes the perfect caramelized onions to accompany, guess what, the cheese. Located at 227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Do you know what Zahav means? Well it means gold, and that is exactly what you need to afford food here. I'm just joking; the reason it is called gold is because the food here is as good as gold. And do not get me started on their hummus! Their hummus is a must-eat if you are dining here. Trust me this is no Sabra Hummus. Dipping the Laffa into the hummus and the olive oil is worth a million pounds of Zahav. Located at 237 St James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
I know what you are probably thinking: "Why does a Korean place have Cafe in the name?" My guess is as good as yours, but please do not let that stop you from coming. This restaurant makes the best Fried Chicken Wings that you will ever have. No more KFC or Popeyes; it is all about Cafe Soho. Instead of Soho this joint should be renamed SoGood. Located at 468 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19126.
You probably think Angelo's is a pizza place like Domino's or Pizza Hut, but see, that's where you're wrong. I'll go as far saying, don't even get the pizza from Angelo's. Not that it isn't good, but, in my opinion, it should never be compared to the Hoagie. The Hoagie dresses like a sub but tastes like heaven. On top of that, it is a Philly staple. Located on 736 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Is it really a trip to the City of Brotherly Love without at least trying one restaurant in Reading Terminal Market? Let me answer that for you, no, it isn't. And I know the 80+ vendors at Reading might get overwhelming so let me give you the best one. DiNic's is hands down the best restaurant at Reading, and they are famous for their Roast Beef Sandwich. The tender beef and savory vegetables on top take you on a trip to Flavor Town. Located in Reading Terminal Market.
Let me describe Moshulu in two words, Jack Sparrow. You might be confused why I described it as Jack Sparrow, that is because Moshulu is in a SHIP!! Yea, you read that right; Moshulu is located inside a pirate ship. It's not all about the ambiance though, because they have a famous array of sushi. The Mango Seafood Maki Roll and the Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice are some of my personal favorites. Located on 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
It is impossible not to love this restaurant. See what I did there... since it's called The Love. In all seriousness, this restaurant has a charming ambiance and serves a fantastic brunch. The waffle, pancakes, and eggs benedict are impossible not to fall in love with. Ok, Ok, I'll stop. Located at 130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Pat's King of Steaks
Please tell me you were not waiting for Geno's to be the number 1 Eat. If you walk just half a block from Geno's, you will have the true number 1 Eat, Pat's King of Steaks. Pat's makes the best cheesesteak I have ever had in my 15 years of existence. The steak, cheese, and onions combine for an explosion of flavor. And when they ask you if you want cheese fries on the side, say YES. Located on 1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147.