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Downtown Philly FOOD Recommendations


  1. Cafe Lutecia - 23rd and Lombard

Show up early on the weekend (Sat and Sun) and get the sandwich of the day or the croque madame. Also, you cannot leave without trying some of the tomato bisque, it was voted the best soup in Philadelphia. Cafe Lutecia is also featured in Craig Laban’s Ultimate Dining Guide. (Laban is a famous food critic in Philadelphia and can single handedly destroy a restaurant with a bad review)

  1. Hungry Pigeon - 743 S 4th St -

Hungry Pigeon is no.2 on the top best restaurants in Philadelphia. Get there early and try one of their almond croissants. THEY ARE THE BEST CROISSANTS YOU WILL EVER EAT. They make everything in house from start to finish. Their seasonal menu is top notch! That place runs like a machine.

  1. Middle Child - 248 S 11th St -

Rated number 25 on the top 50 best restaurants in Philadelphia, Middle Child has become a local neighborhood favorite in Washington West. Their menu is short and to the point, but everything you order has been cooked and seasoned to perfection. They arguably have the BEST REUBEN in the city. They also make amazing breakfast sandwiches that they load up with fluffy eggs.

  1. Green Street Coffee Co. - 11th and Spruce-

This is an excellent coffee shop with adorable outdoor seating if you can snag a spot. It’s the perfect place to settle in to a cup of their house roasted, sustainable coffee and people watch. They also make a mean latte.

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