The University City spot is a staple for students and locals alike, so don’t be surprised when everyone inside is toting a backpack. We’re not sure if it’s the extensive draft list, live music, or the highly-coveted fire pits that bring the crowds, but it’s the wood-fired pizzas and other shareable dishes keep them there.
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Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe is an all-day spot near 30th Street Station that looks like the apartment in Rittenhouse you’ll never be able to afford.
Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
Honest Tom’s is a vegan taco shop near Penn that looks like Snow White’s cottage.
Pod in West Philly looks like the inside of a spaceship and serves a mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes.
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Royal Boucherie is a small, dark French place in Old City that works for a date or Happy Hour.
American Sardine Bar
American Sardine Bar in Point Breeze is a neighborhood spot that you wish you lived closer to, with a nice patio and good seafood.
Over Easy Breakfast Club
If you live in Fishtown, Over Easy Breakfast Club is where you should spend every Saturday or Sunday morning.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Sunset Social is essentially a lawn on top of a parking garage in University City with burgers and frozen drinks.
With a great rooftop and long list of rotating beers, Standard Tap in Northern Liberties is great for everything from Happy Hour to an office party.
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