Resources for Traveling to Philadelphia

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.

From beloved chefs and restaurants reinventing themselves, to cutting-edge dining experiences, there’s a lot to get excited about eating in Philadelphia today. Condé Nast Traveler included Laser Wolf — an Israeli grill from the team behind the acclaimed Zahav — on its 2021 Hot List, naming the eatery as one of the best new restaurants in the world. The city’s dining scene continues to wow in 2022, with national recognition for three James Beard Award Best Chef finalists: Jesse Ito of Royal Izakaya, Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa, and Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon of Kalaya Thai Kitchen. And Ellen Yin of High Street Hospitality Group is a James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Restaurateur this year. Plus, Little Nonna’s and Vetri Cucina appeared on Thrillist’s list of 34 Best Italian Restaurants in America.

Our beloved Reading Terminal Market — one of the largest and oldest public markets in the U.S. — was just voted the best public market in the nation in 2022 by USA Today’s 10Best. Adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and with more than 80 independent merchants under one roof, including 26 restaurants, the market is a must-see for foodies looking to sample a taste of Philadelphia, including our renowned cheesesteaks!

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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.

Best Beer Gardens

New Restaurants in Philadelphia

From beloved chefs and restaurants reinventing themselves, to cutting-edge dining experiences, there’s a lot to get excited about eating in Philadelphia today.

New Restaurants

Craft Breweries in Philadelphia

Explore one of the best beer drinking cities in the United States with the help of this comprehensive guide to craft breweries in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Craft Breweries

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s diverse restaurant scene includes a number of dining spots suitable for the younger set yet delicious enough to impress the grown-ups.

Family-Friendly Restaurants

Top Restaurants for Solo Dining in Philadelphia

Solo diners can savor Philadelphia's acclaimed culinary scene by grabbing a seat at the bar or reserving a table for one at these restaurants.

Solo Dining

Local Flavors

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.

Discover Markets

Eat Like a Local

Philadelphia may be a renowned culinary destination, but it's also home to some bucket-list-worthy comfort food classics, including soft pretzels, hoagies, and cheesesteaks.

Eat Like A Local

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Philadelphia Restaurants & Bars

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