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Living in the Philadelphia area and it’s suburbs has plenty of benefits, one of the biggest is it’s restaurant scene. According to US News & World Report, Philadelphia is a foodie’s dream and has found its way inside the top 10 Best Foodie Cities in the U.S. It’s great to get this confirmation for the city, but for many of us living here for our entire lives we are well aware of how good the food in Philadelphia is.

Philly isn’t just 1 or 2 specific types of food that we do well. It’s a literal smorgasbord of variety. In center city you can find restaurants from top restaurateurs and chefs. Of course you’ve got the main food staples everyone from everywhere has to visit when in the city, Reading Terminal Market, the Italian Market, Chinatown and cheesesteaks. I won’t mention any specific places because finding the right cheesesteak is really a pick your own adventure game. Venture just a few miles outside the city limits in any direction and find great options in Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware counties.

With so many options in the area it’s tough to try everything because life gets in the way. I’ve never tried barbacoa, but apparently it’s amazing. Philly has a spot that’s been featured on Chef’s Table called South Philly Barbacoa. Grab some comfort food at the Dining Car in the North East. Head out to Newtown for a great Italian dinner at Vecchia Osteria. If you’re schedule is too jammed up to make it out in the near future, and food porn is all you’re looking for then check out the Angelo’s Pizzeria’s Instagram page.

If you’re not sure where to start with the Philadelphia restaurant scene or the surrounding counties check out these lists:


Bucks County

Montgomery County

Delaware County

7 Yummy Philadelphia Brunch Spots You Have To Try Out This Weekend

Weekends are for brunching, and there are so many yummy Philadelphia brunch spots in the area. There are a number of essential places you have to try in Philly. After a long night, brunch is the perfect remedy.

Before we get into the brunch spots you need to try, we need to discuss how awesome this meal is. It’s a combination of breakfast and lunch, arguably the two best meals of the day. You don’t have to get up early to make brunch, either. Most brunch services go into the afternoon.  It’s nothing like when you show up to your favorite fast food joint JUST as they’re switching the breakfast menu over at 11 am sharp. There’s more leeway with brunch. Thank goodness.

Plus, it’s the perfect mix of sweet and savory. Healthy and greasy. You can get pancakes and bacon or avocado toast. You can get a walnut salad or a burger with a fried egg on top. It doesn’t matter. There aren’t restrictions of what flavor profile you should be eating at that time of day. If you want waffles at 1 pm, that’s fine. A grain bowl at 9 am? Sure! It’s so freeing.

These spots in Philly know just how important brunch is in society. That’s why they offer it. If you’re looking to engage in the great concept of brunch, look no further than this list to know where to go.

Here are 7 yummy local brunch spots in the area: