Best of Philly

Best Quick-Serve Restaurant

2022 Best Gas-Station Dining

La Chalupa

The only thing that can make us feel better after paying to fill up our tank at this Phillips 66 station? The divine $2.80 pupusas and $12 (for four!) taco platters the women behind the grill are slinging. Naturally, you’ll want to wash that all down with a glass bottle of Mexican Coke. Next time you’re on your way down the Shore, this is more than worth the quick-ish detour. Read More »

12 White Horse Pike, Clementon, NJ

2022 Best Beach Snack

Sabor Latino II

Though we still have a special place in our heart for the occasional Sack O’ Subs or White House hoagie on the beach, the flaky, overstuffed empanadas at this brand-new shop two blocks from the water have won our affection. And since they’re so much less messy than the aforementioned sandwiches, there’s more for your mouth and less for those nefarious seagulls. Read More »

4227 Ventnor Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ Website

2019 Best Quick Serve Chain


Naya, an NYC offshoot, is a fast-casual version of the entire Middle Eastern dining experience, with make-your-own pita rolls, bowls and salads that run the gamut from your basic beef schwarma to kafta lamb kebabs to zaatar-roasted cauliflower. Read More »

1601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-910-4444 | Website

2017 Best Quick-Serve, ’Burbs

Malvern Buttery

Lunching here is a bit of a leap of faith—there’s no menu, so all you can do is wait to see what toasts, salads, soups and breads the kitchen crew slides onto the counters. And guess what? Nothing has fallen flat yet. Read More »

233 East King Street, Malvern, PA | 610-296-2534 | Website

2017 Best Quick-Serve, City

Real Food Eatery

It’s everything we want from a meal today: speedy, fresh, low-cal and filling. Read More »

207 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-608-8941 | Website

2015 Best Quick-Serve Dinner

Buena Onda

How to make the wait for dinner at Jose Garces's new taco joint go by even more quickly: Ignore everything on the menu but the zippy, flavorful $3.50 fresh fish (and shrimp) tacos and the free beer you'll be offered while standing in line. Read More »

1901 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-302-3530 | Website