People Magazine Writer Compiles List of Best Places to Eat If You Had Just 24 Hours in Philadelphia


Food from El Chingon
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El Chingon is one of the top spots in Philly for lunch. Its known for its Mexican cuisine, namely its tacos and cemitas.

As someone who grew up in Philadelphia, Regan Stephens is quite familiar with Philly’s dynamic food scene, she writes for People.

While it’s impossible to eat from all the restaurants that makes the local food scene so great, Stephens has compiled a list of the best places to get a true taste of Philly’s top-tier culinary landscape if you only had one day here.

For breakfast, stop by Fiore in Fishtown and order some Italian-inspired pastries, orange olive oil cake, or fluffy ricotta and scrambled eggs tucked into a housemade focaccia.

At lunchtime, El Chingon in South Philadelphia has you covered with delicious tacos on fresh sourdough tortillas and cemitas.

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then John’s Water Ice is your answer.

For dinner, check out Mawn. The self-described Cambodian noodle house at the Italian Market features tasty options like the galangal- and lemongrass-scented beef and noodle soup with schmaltz-infused stock. 

If you need a late-night snack, head over to Pat’s King of Steaks for a cheesesteak. 

However, if you came to Philly hoping to meet a celebrity while dining, you could find former Eagles center Jason Kelce at Zahav

He previously named the modern Israeli restaurant as one of his favorite dinner destinations. 

Read more about where to eat in Philadelphia if you spent just a day here at People.


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