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Soul Food

West Philadelphia

$$$$Perfect For:Small PlatesWalk-InsPeople WatchingTakeawayDeliveryLunchSerious Take-Out OperationCasual Weeknight DinnerQuick EatsCheap Eats
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We don’t know what they put in the yellow rice at Lancaster Ave’s Lavish. But it’s a peppery and savory blend that, like every Jazmine Sullivan song, exists in perfect harmony. The small neighborhood spot has only a few tables inside, so you’ll usually see people shuffling in and out with something they covet more than an empty chair at the barbershop. Grab the chicken wing platter—it’s just $6, each bite has a satisfying crunch, and the sides are large enough to keep you full for an entire day. 

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