Fabrika is a Fishtown spot serving up homemade pasta, often hosts live cabaret and jazz performances and drag brunches.
Written byCandis R. McLean
Olea is a seafood-focused Mediterranean BYOB with a cozy dining room where you can share mussels, branzino, and octopus during date night.
Spice Finch is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse that’s great for everything from a client dinner to drinks at the bar.
Written byTeam Infatuation
Stina is technically a pizzeria, but the best things here are their Mediterranean dishes.
Written bySydney McElwee
Cafe La Maude in NoLibs serves Lebanese and French food and has a very popular weekend brunch.
Written byJordan Price
Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
Musi is an Israeli-inspired BYOB in Pennsport with a seasonal menu that uses almost entirely local ingredients.
Mama’s is a vegetarian, kosher shop with great falafel that usually has a line around the block during lunch hours.
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Renata’s Kitchen is an all-day brunch spot in University City with a Mediterranean-leaning menu.
Aksum is a Mediterranean BYOB in West Philly that’s good for a healthy weeknight dinner.
Dizengoff in Center City is basically the fast-casual version of Zahav, with the same great hummus, but without the two-month wait.
Can’t get a reservation at Zahav? Neither can we. Here are some places that are almost as good.