Han Dynasty in Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia has been delighting patrons with delectable Chinese food till 2:00a in the morning on weekends! Their menu ranges from cold to hot appetizers from soups to salads and more. Most of their dishes are moderately priced. With food they also serve wines, beers and cocktails. If in a hurry, patrons can take-out food to go with or they can get it delivered at home or offices. Han Dynasty is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants of Philadelphia and has been acknowledge by many food networks.
A great breakfast and lunch spot, located at the conjunction of 7th and Pemberton Streets, the Fitzwater Cafe boasts of a fabulous kitchen team, headed by Stacey DiPlacido. On offer here is an impressive menu that's dominated by hearty breakfast and brunch preparations. A famously BYOB place, where you can get your own alcohol to add to the 'buzz value' of your gorgeous brunch, Fitzwater Cafe serves truly scrumptious dishes like Crème Brulée French toast, breakfast burrito and tomato and pesto omelet, to name a few, along with fresh squeeze juices. The service is great and the prices are quite fair, the only con here is that they don't accept cards, so better load up on cash before heading here.
Just like its name suggests, Random Tea Room is a pretty, eclectic collection of of curious things. Be it the 40 artisanal teas from all over the world, or the cups they serve them in, or the cutesy dining area - everything at this place will make you coo with delight. Done up using wonderfully whimsical furniture and decor elements that feature vintage tea and coffee accessories, pretty trinkets and such, The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop also offers an equally impressive food menu dominated by homemade baked goodies such as apple muffins and scones, to name a few. Apart from that, the place also offers a beautiful collection of locally-made jewelry and retails aromatic and herbal loose teas.
At Grindcore House you will find some of the best breakfast, lunch as well as dinner specials. The cafe is very popular because of their unique offering of vegan, vegetarian and organic dishes and hence enjoys a loyal patronage. They offer a plethora of non-dairy creamers and their sandwiches and pastries are made without meat, eggs or milk. Here, creativity oozes from their decor and settles only on your plate. A perfect spot to pick up a sandwich to go but also ideal for a sit-down lunch with friends and family, Grindcore House is a heaven for those with dietary preferences.
Get the best of both worlds- an ice cream parlor inside a bakery. Bredenbeck's has certainly cornered the market on sweets from their small storefront in Chestnut Hill. They're experts in everything from butter cookies to wedding cakes. Their treats are sure to satisfy any cravings your sweet tooth might have. They even have pet-friendly sweets for your dog! Make sure to check out the variety in their ice cream parlor. They often feature the hard-to-find "Gadzooks" ice cream made popular by Philadelphia radio personalities "Preston and Steve." Prices range from $2 for a small treat to $30 and up for larger cakes.
The USPs at Good Karma Cafes are their contemporary, Zen garden-esque vibe and the delightful Bohemian ambiance. Their flagship location on Pine Street forms one of the most popular coffee spots in the Washington Square West area. The menu here features only 100 percent Fair Trade coffees, along with other espresso-style specialty drinks, shakes and energy drinks on offer here. Apart from that, there's a selection of freshly baked goodies available on-site. Their Washington Square West outlet features a delightful garden where you can sip on a refreshing cuppa during friendly weathers, while the WiFi-enabled indoor dining area suits those who want to catch up on some work. The joint doesn't accept credit cards, this one's a Cash Only.
The Korean fast food restaurant Giwa is a great place to have quick lunch or dinner at a reasonable price. Perhaps the best-known dish on the menu is their selection of bibimpab, vegetables mixed with rice and hot pepper sauce and topped with a cooked egg. Their numerous varieties of bibimpab is served in a hot iron bowl which literally fries the rice as you eat it. Another favorite is bulgogi — marinated beef served with rice. Giwa is centrally located in the heart of center city making it convenient and easy to locate.
Starbucks Coffee is as good as a second home to the city's coffee lovers. In all, the chain serves a whopping 87,000 different drink combinations! So you can't really complain that they don't have what you want! With such a rich and wide range of coffees and espressos served, the cafe draws local crowds as well as tourists visiting the city. At this WiFi enabled place you can also expect to find oven fresh muffins and some delicious snacks. The area surrounding the coffee shop is a well known tourist shopping area. A number of museums around here, are also worth visiting.
Spice 28 is a specialty restaurant serving delicious Szechuan and Asian fusion delicacies along with fusions of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Surrounded by the chic and vibrant crowd uplifting the atmosphere, this restaurant is a perfect place to experience creative and yet authentic food. The menu is divided into Asian, Szechuan and Vegetable lunches apart from various noodles, salads and soups varieties. The restaurant runs happy hours on weekdays from 5p to 7p. Check the website for more.
Started in 2006, the Ocean Prime is a lovely restaurant which is a blend of a seafood serving restaurant, a steakhouse and a cocktails special place. The restaurant is known for its lobster bisque, steak bone-in fillet and the amazing variety of cocktails. The layered carrot cake is a favorite of loyal patrons and is a must try! Visit the Ocean Prime to experience a lovely ambiance and great service and you won't face disappointment!
As the name suggests, Oyster House is home to the most sumptuous array of shellfish delicacies. The restaurant's raw bar is famous for its fresh assortment of oysters and clams and the ever-evolving menu has an excellent wine list to go complement it. The interiors are laid back, with the owner's collection of vintage oyster plates donning the brick walls.