Finding especially good Cajun and Creole food outside Louisiana is not the easiest task, but South does all of the classics, like shrimp gumbo and po’ boys, very well. Plus, it doubles as a jazz bar, so on any given night you’ll get way more than the Cajun shrimp deviled eggs and drinks you paid for.
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Green Soul does healthy soul food and live jazz shows in their large space in Spring Garden.
Prohibition Tap Room
Prohibition Tavern is a casual corner bar in Callowhill where you’ll find a jukebox and some pretty solid bar food.
Unit Su Vege
Unit Su Vedge is a Chinese restaurant in Spring that exclusively serves vegetarian and vegan dishes.
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Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe is an all-day spot near 30th Street Station that looks like the apartment in Rittenhouse you’ll never be able to afford.
The Olde Bar
The Olde Bar is a throwback bar and restaurant in Society Hill with classic drinks, oysters, and burgers.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
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South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
If you’re going to a show at Union Transfer, stop by Osteria before hand to eat some pasta outside.
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