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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.

Philadelphia’s food scene continues to receive high honors, with Thai restaurant Kalaya being named as Esquire’s Best New Restaurant in 2020 and local chef Omar Tate and his pop-up, Honeysuckle, receiving the publication’s Chef of the Year and Pop-Up of the Year honors, respectively. Additional acclaim comes by way of Condé Nast Traveler, who has included Laser Wolf — an Israeli grill from the team behind the acclaimed Zahav — on their 2021 Hot List, naming the eatery as one of the best new restaurants in the world.

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 2021 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!

NOTE: Effective January 3, 2022, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter any Philadelphia establishment that serves food or drink for onsite consumption, such as indoor restaurant spaces, bars, catering halls and conventions (if food is being served). Learn more.

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Tips for Dining in Philadelphia Right Now

Savor Philadelphia’s celebrated culinary scene with convenience and confidence thanks to enhanced health and safety measures and new experiences.

Dining Tips

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

Discover Where to Dine in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Restaurants & Bars


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