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.
Bringing a bit of the Caribbean to the city, Bahama Breeze is a lively spot to relish the eclectic cuisine from these islands. Their extensive menu with its tropical flavors will entice your palate and will make you want more. Enjoy their happy hours with delectable concoctions that are specially handcrafted by their bartenders. Listen to live music and sway a bit along with family and friends in tow.
Ristorante Toscana is a desirable destination for delectable Italian cuisine. Counted among the best places for Italian food, the kitchen is known for its grilled dishes like Tuna Giallo and Lobster and Crab Bisque, all featuring bold Italian flavors and spices. The place has an impressive wine list, comprising of delicious wines that effortlessly complement the toothsome meal. The ambiance of this charming eatery is relaxed, with interiors as exotic as the food served here, making it perfect for your next dinner session.
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.
Homemade ice creams, ice candy, Franklin Fudge, soda and other bakery products are the offerings of this age old ice cream parlor. Get The Franklin Fountain's detailed history by visiting their exhibition Franklin Fountainalia. You may want to try the signature waffle ice cream, Franklin Fountain that comes topped with hot fudge and whipped cream. So any part of the day or night come here for gigantic scoops of your favorite flavors made the way you want it.
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.
McCormick and Schmick's serves a variety of seafood from around the world. Located very close to the historic city-hall, it is a famous two floored restaurant. The restaurant has interiors of dark wood furniture, handcrafted glass ceilings and mosaic tiled floors that make the place look very artistic. Specialty seafood dishes include catfish, tuna, broiled seafood platter and much more. Also to go with your food is a fully stocked bar with an impressive selection of drinks. Though the restaurant is a bit expensive it is worth a visit.
A hidden wonder is located in what is known to locals as Little Korea. Kim's BBQ is a Korean Barbecue which does a fantastic job at bringing a art of Korea to the North Philadelphia area. Kim's BBQ has lots of meats you can BBQ right at your table in addition to a variety of side dishes. Make no mistake, your table will be filled from traditional sides dishes such as Kim Chee and other meats you choose to BBQ. You can order meats which come marinated in special sauces. Kim's BBQ also has dishes like Korean hot pots and special fish soup. And no experience at Kim's would be complete without a bottle of soju to wash your food down.
This finger-snapping hip café is nestled just around the corner from the Bellevue Hotel and just a few blocks walk from the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau in Center City. It is a perfect stop for relaxing and enjoying live jazz six nights a week. Winner of two 'Best of Philly' awards, this is a serious jazz club featuring serious talent—the place jazz musicians go to hear jazz. It also serves an outstanding dinner menu which includes crab cakes and grilled ahi tuna.
A popular neighborhood place for lunch with a big menu— everything from meatloaf to an Irish Mixed Grill one pork chop, a grilled chicken breast and grilled shrimp with a potato and a hot vegetarian grinder. There are many microbrews on tap, including a house ale especially brewed for McGillin's, locally. This place has an old-fashioned feel that actually delivers an old-fashioned good time. Join the sing along on Wednesday and Friday nights and a DJ every Friday night.