Best of Philly

Best Snack

2014 BEST Rotolo

Pizzeria Vetri

Pizza dough is coiled around mortadella and ricotta and topped with pistachio pesto. It’s Exhibit A for why tourists on cheesesteak pilgrimages have no idea what Philly food is all about.

1940 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-600-2630 | Website


2014 BEST Potato Pancakes

Brauhaus Schmitz

718 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Big and round, plenty thick, salty and golden-crusted any other version is instantly ersatz. The house-mixed chunky applesauce served on the side only ups the already-high ante. Read more »

2014 BEST Toast

Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

A menu of toast sounds a bit twee, but there’s nothing dainty about the flavors here, with toppers like peas and bacon, fried green tomatoes, and avocado and spicy radish. Read more »

2010 BEST Power Snacking

Amis

412 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Looking for the new restaurant at which to proclaim your status as a Very Important Philadelphian? Goodbye, burger-and-martini lunch overlooking Rittenhouse Square, and hello, table-hopping at Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin’s trattoria. Of course the food is good, but it’s watching bigwigs work the room while nibbling on Sal’s meatballs that would be Sal Vetri,… Read more »