Best of Philly

Best Lunch

2016 BEST Readers' Choice: Quickie Lunch Spot

Jake’s Sandwich Board

Readers’ Choice winner.

122 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-922-0102 | Website

2015 BEST Nutritious Lunch

A Custom Bowl from Agno Grill

2104 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Listen up, control freaks: At Agno, you can assemble any combination of black rice and grilled chicken or baked falafel or lamb, plus vegetables, Greek salads, tzatziki and light, flavorful dressings and it’s all fresh, all gluten-free, all healthy and all shockingly satisfying. Read more »

2015 BEST Quick-Serve Lunch


1625 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

The ongoing bells-and-stars argument over whether Michael Solomonov’s diminutive hummusiya is overranked is stupid, because frankly, this place isn’t ranked high enough. Yeah, it’s small, and you sit at picnic tables. Get over it. The hummus is excellent, and the toppings are innovative and fit for any be-clothed table. Read more »

2012 BEST Quick Lunch

Chicken Banh Mi at Rotisseur

102 South 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA

No, it isn’t a traditional banh mi; it’s better. Juicy slices of rotisserie chicken, pickled veggies and-the best part-crispy chicken skin. Read more »

2011 BEST Suburban Lunch

Sangkee Asian Bistro

339 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA

The fresh food and fast service at this Main Line outpost of the Chinatown legend will have you going back two or three times a month (despite the terrible parking) and learning what a steal the $13 three-course prix fixe truly is. Read more »

2009 BEST Blue-Plate Special

The Palm

200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Each Wednesday, a resounding “I’ll have the meatloaf” is heard from the tables and booths inside the city’s power dining room. In fact, this $12 midweek lunch special has movers and shakers (Ed Rendell, Brian Tierney and Ron Rubin are known fans) calling ahead to reserve orders of the spicy, Cajun-inspired all-beef loaf, served with… Read more »