- Neighborhood: Fairmount
- 1410 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-600-0017
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- Cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
As a lifetime Philadelphian I’ve consumed more than my fare share of pretzels. Even with the knowledge that Philadelphians eat more than 12 times as many pretzels as the average American, I feel I consume more than all but the most zealous Philadelphia pretzel eaters. And it has been that way for a long time. In Catholic grade school, the soft pretzel was as much a part of any school day as prayer. I’ve had a pretzel with mustard for breakfast more often than any bowl of cereal. I still don’t blink at the thought of ordering a pretzel from any street vendor, though I’ve become suspicious of the watered-down mustard coming out of the squirt bottles (that’s why there are always mustard packets in my desk drawer). And I believe a certain amount of Philadelphia’s culture vanished when Herb Denenberg aired his hidden camera report on pretzel vendors, but that was disgusting.
For the holidays, sometimes the greatest gift is one you give yourself—not cooking at home for all those guests. Here are seven Philly restaurants well equipped for handling large parties of revelers suddenly arriving on the doorstep.
Caviar, the restaurant delivery service that has been going gangbusters in Philadelphia announced today that they are now delivering food from Vetri Family restaurants including both Pizzeria Vetri locations, Amis, Osteria, Lo Spiedo and Alla Spina. You can now get Amis’ pork chop parmesan or Alla Spina’s North Philly sausage cheesesteak when the furthest you can imagine traveling is to your front door.