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Food & Drink
in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has a booming food scene.

From nationally recognized restaurants with award-winning chefs to local favorites, there’s something to excite every palate.

Philadelphians are passionate about food, as evidenced by the dynamic restaurant scene that continues to blossom in the city. Home to internationally acclaimed restaurants like Zahav, winner of the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant 2019, and award-winning and renowned, innovative chefs like Michael Solomonov, Marc Vetri, Cristina Martinez, and Nick Elmi, our diverse restaurants serve everything from classic American and traditional ethnic foods to experimental fusion dishes that wow the palate.

Plus, you’ll find a number of dining options that are BYOB, meaning you can bring your own libations to enjoy with your meal. Of course, Philadelphia eats aren’t strictly gourmet. Home of the cheesesteak and hoagie, the city also boasts countless establishments dishing out comfort food favorites, the memory of which will have you planning a return trip before you’ve even made it home. Check out one (or three or four) of our many local eateries and taste for yourself.

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Philadelphia's Pop-Up Parks and Beer Gardens

Philadelphia’s variety and abundance of green spaces come alive from spring to fall with seasonal beer gardens and attractions that turn parks, streets and other lots into entertainment zones.

Pop-Up Parks & Beer Gardens

Photo courtesy of Jezabel’s Argentine Bakery & BYO

Women Entrepreneurs Driving Philadelphia's Food Culture

PHLCVB talked to a few members of a collective of women chefs and business owners to learn about their signature dishes and why they chose to open their restaurants in Philadelphia.

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Yards Brewing Company. Photo by E. Cunicelli for PHLCVB

Tips for Dining in Philadelphia Right Now

Indoor dining has returned to Philadelphia — with restrictions in place — and thousands of seats available for outdoor dining throughout the city, meaning there are many restaurants, breweries, and beer gardens that are delivering appetizing experiences while still committed to upholding health and safety standards.

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Markets In Philadelphia

For a true “local” taste of Philadelphia, be sure to visit one of the city’s many farmers markets.

At each, you will find meat and produce sourced from farms and orchards in Philadelphia’s surrounding counties in addition to crafts, art, and other delicacies made within the city.

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