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BAKERY HOUSE

604 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-4139


Where Philadelphians go for fresh-baked pies and tasty cakes (try their carrot cake).
 

BASSETTS ICE CREAM

www.bassettsicecream.com

45 North 12th Street/Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-4315


It's been around for about 150 years for a reason—its vanilla ice cream, as well as its sophisticated flavors such as champagne sorbet and rum raisin.
 

BLUEFIN RESTAURANT

www.restaurantbluefin.com

1017 East Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 277-3917


Order whatever sushi special chef Yong Kim recommends. It's all incredible.
 

EL VEZ

www.elvezrestaurant.com

121 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-9800


A terrific menu served up in a festive atmosphere (complete with a suspended low-rider bike). Try the cactus and crab salsa and the margaritas.
 

FAMOUS 4TH STREET DELICATESSEN

www.famous4thstreetdelicatessen.com

700 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 922-3274


Known for old-school sandwiches, the homemade chocolate chip cookies are a local secret.
 

GENO’S STEAKS

www.genosteaks.com

1219 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 389-0659


Famed for its cheesesteaks—and also its pizza steak sandwiches.
 

PAT’S STEAKS

www.patskingofsteaks.com

1237 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 468-1546


People can't decide which place has the best Philly cheesesteaks—Pat's or Geno's. It's best to try both.
 

STANDARD TAP

news.standardtap.com

901 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 238-0630


A well-known local bar with fantastic roast chicken and mussels.
 

VALLEY GREEN INN

www.valleygreeninn.com

Valley Green Road at Wissahickon
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 247-1730


One of the oldest and most loved restaurants in Fairmont Park, this charming and stately spot is located along Wissahickon Creek, a favorite spot for horseback riders and waterfowl alike. The brie-stuffed French toast at the Sunday brunch is legendary.