When I found out that I would have to spend two weeks in Philadelphia for work, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was in Philadelphia in middle school to check out the classics like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but I honestly didn’t know much about the city beyond the tourist stuff. My first inciling as to what a treat I was in for was how excited people who previously lived in Philly got when I told them I was headed there. They had lists of restaurants I needed to check out, ice cream I needed to eat and places to go to grab a drink. And these are people who are well-versed in the San Francisco foodie scene.
So I ate my heart out for two weeks in Philly. All in the name of research, you know? So I could pass all of my recommendations and favorites on to you.
I hope you make it to Philadelphia to check out some of these amazing places to eat. By no means is this an exhaustive guide. This is the selection of restaurants that I enjoyed the most over the two weeks I spend in Philly. There are so many that were recommended to me that I just didn’t have time to check out. If you have a place that you think deserves to be on this list, let me, and everyone else, know in the comments!