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.
The kitchen at Le Virtu is led by the talented Chef Joe Cicala. The restaurant features a comfortably classy and intimate ambiance that adds to the over all dining experience in a most positive way. The menu boasts traditional Italian dishes, prepared as they have been for years. With a fabulous wine list and a staggering salumi selection, the restaurant is a haven for those with a discerning palate. 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.
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.
Opened in 1992, Steak 38 is an ode to the period from 1950 through the 1960s and is a popular spot for their perfectly charred, flavorful steaks. Their table-side dishes are also a hit among patrons. Using only certified Angus beef and the best of seafood, their steaks are grilled on open flame. Dimly lit, this cozy place also stocks top scotch and martinis. Casually elegant in a nostalgic way, you can be sure of a memorable experience at Steak 38.
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.
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.
Located in close proximity to the City Center, this amazing pizza place is a favorite meal spot for the locals of Philadelphia. Serving a long list of wines and pizzas, this restaurant has a minimal decor, that gives it a comfortable and cozy ambiance. Among all their delectable dishes, the ones that stand-out include the Polpettini Pizza, gnocchi pasta, Drunken Goat Meat and Diavolo Pizza. Drop by to have a casual meal with family and friends and witness the authentic taste of Italian cuisine just at Zavino.
Barbuzzo is a trendy Mediterranean restaurant and bar in Center City. The restaurant has a rustic feel to it with its wood oven pizzas & roasting, counter seating at the marbled bar and kitchen counter which overlooks the open kitchen, outdoor patio and the Mediterranean farm cuisine. The food is beautifully handcrafted such as the uovo pizza with spring onion, guanciale, fava leaves & farm egg, house made Sheeps Milk Ricotta and Burrata From Puglia. Don't forget to try their famous Salted caramel Budino dessert. A great place to enjoy the delightful food whether vegetarian or not, Barbuzzo will definitely grow in you.
Get ready to embark on a culinary journey to Mexico at the El Vez restaurant. Standard fares like tacos, enchiladas and carne asada are served with flair yet retaining the authentic flavors and traditional presentation. However, it is the original made-to-order delicacy guacamole that makes this place very popular.
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.