So you’re in the city of brotherly love taking in a city that is well connected to the forming of America – now what to eat? You want to look around, finding out why this is such a sports town and have a good time without paying too much for food. Well, you are in luck as we have some suggestions for places you can eat cheap and cheerful for under $10 bucks…
Chickie’s Italian Deli
1014 Federal, South Philly
Perhaps you`ll have to battle the crowds a little and in this old school part of the city to get your sandwich, but Chikie`s Deli promises great value for your money. Seven dollars gets you a foot long mortadella, coteghino, salam and provolone sandwich on a fresh sesame seed hoagie bun complete with all the fixings.
2229 Greys Ferry Ave., Greys Ferry
Grace Tavern does their best to pursue perfection in their burger without being pretentious about it. Here you get yourself a mid-rare burger topped with the basics: tomato, lettuce, red onion and melted swiss. If you have a few extra dollars floating around in your jeans order one of the pubs great micro brews like Toegs Hopback amber draft to wash your burger down with.
Hunt around for this food truck that is usually located at Love Park in the City centre. For $8 bucks and under you can have yourself a great authentic taco dinner with all the fixings, meats, and even homemade guacamole. Keep an eye out for the truck for its distinctive design with 45,000 beer bottle caps being used on it for decoration.
Food destination: Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch, Center City
Reading Terminal Market is a downtown farmers market that has a bit of everything there. Around since the 1800`s, it can come as little surprise with that longevity that people did and still do love this place. After looking for your weekly meat and produce you can start looking at some of the meal stalls. Di Nic`s sells an amazing roast sandwich and there are even options to have sweet or savoury French crepes.
935 Washington Ave., South Philly
Plaza Garibaldia is a great little south Philly restaurant. Go with more than one person as there are some fantastic combo platters available. Unlike some Philly restaurants there is beer on tap here to help wash down your spicy Mexican food. A recommendation is to try Alambre which is mixture of rice, beans, veg and meat that you will soon not be forgetting and its large and just $11 dollars.