Located on the Locust Street in Washington Square, Vedge has a lot to offer for vegetarians and vegans in the city. The kitchen, headed by Chef Katie Jacoby uses the freshest ingredients natural available; making everything on the menu free of any kind of animal products and is gloriously tasty. Apart from delicious dishes like the sweet potato pate and brussels sprouts, they also offer a range of all vegan desserts like cheesecakes which are just about awesome. You can complement your gorgeous healthy meal with one of they stellar curated cocktails like Jolly Ginger Jammer.
The Khyber is one of the oldest bars in Philadelphia. It is the quintessential rock club - all dark and smoky. The chosen bar for old and new rockers alike, most bands go on to hit the jackpot from here (always a good sign). The bar itself, designed with ferocious red eyed gargoyles that have been shipped from London way back in 1876! The club boasts of at least one good live show in a week, and happy hour is between 5p-7p. So stop by to chug some beers from the excellent selection, which has both local and international brews. There's also a good selection of delicious pub-style fare on offer, including many vegetarian and vegan options to choose from.
Offering a classy and intimate ambiance, the restaurant boasts authentic Italian dishes from the region of Abruzzo in Italy. With a fabulous wine list that adds to the overall dining experience, the restaurant is a haven for those with a discerning palate for traditional Italian food. Representing a cuisine that is world renown for its masterful play on flavors requiring traditional techniques and exquisite skill, the chefs at Le Virtu do an excellent job of living up to these high expectations.
With a diverse menu of small plates and a talented kitchen team executing it, this East Passyunk watering hole appeals to those who like a bit of refinement to their bar bites. Whiskeys and wines are stars of the spirit list, with restrained, but high quality choices. Apart from this, the bar offers cocktails as well as a rotating selection of craft beers. Beyond the cheese plate and oysters, Stateside offers a delectable choice of small plates like bison tartare, Kampachi Crudo, foie gras torchon and bourbon glazed pork belly. Apart from this, there's also a choice of entrees like roasted poulet, pan seared duck breast and Angolotti. Check website for more.
Enjoy your favorite sport with delectable seafood. Voted as one of the best sports bars in North America, Chickie’s & Pete’s provides the very definition of a fun night with friends. The menu has given the classics a crustacean twist with nachos and Cheesesteaks topped with heaps of delicious crab meat. Munch on crab fries and lobster pizza as you watch exciting sporting events on their screens. You can also try their salads, burgers, and hearty pizzas, and wash your meal down with refreshing beer.
Savor the Sweet and Spicy Rissoto with carrots and apples that is the most popular dish at this restaurant in Mullica Hill. Maybe, Blueplate never has a bad day, given the consistency with which it serves up great food every time. Always teeming with people, it is a good place to refill oneself when in the mood for some sensible food. The day starts at 6am here with eggs in all varieties and golden pancakes. The Fresh Fruit Cup is also great. At night one can relish the Handmade Gnocchi, New York Strip and the Mahi Mahi. Try the daily specials as they are the best in the menu.
The Academic Bistro at Drexel University is a lovely place to enjoy a fine dining experience at an affordable price. Located in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, this institution trains students in culinary and service skills. Students who take courses here in hospitality management are the ones that prepare the savory meals and attend to guests. The restaurant is open to public during fall, winter and spring terms. Check website for menu and reservation.
The Sweet Life Bakeshop is an American bakery that specializes in custom cakes and cupcakes for celebratory events. They are famous for their creamy and delicious puddings that are available in multiple flavors ranging from banana, strawberry banana, peanut butter to salted caramel banana and sundae pudding. The desserts at this bakery are all made from scratch using natural and locally-sourced ingredients that are completely free of preservatives. This Southern-inspired American bakery also features sweet pies, cookies and brownies on its menu. The interiors, although tiny, is quite charming with red walls, ambient lighting and bar style seating for a few patrons. Overall, The Sweet Life Bakeshop is the go to destination for your sweet cravings.
Ice Cave is an attractive ice-cream parlor of the town, serving Taiwanese ice on your cream. The place claims to serve natural flavors and will leave you wanting more. From their alluring menu you can try their Berry Lemonade or Orange Tangerine. The parlor also offers delectable flavors in teas and milkshakes. If you are in the vicinity, don't forget to drop by and enjoy their amazing treats.
Fountain Porter keeps it simple with its menu that features meats, pickled dishes, cheeses, and burgers. Burgers are a must-have here and can be enjoyed at just $5. The bar also serves 20 craft beers on draft which you can enjoy while listening to some records.