The Food Lover’s Guide to Philly


Philadelphia magazine’s October cover story, The Food Lover’s Guide to Philly is now completely online.

From buying the best steak to assembling the perfect hoagie, the guide is stuffed to the gills with useful information.


Need a T-bone? Maybe some pork shoulder? No worries, we’ve got you covered with our list of Philly’s greatest meat shops.

Hoagies and Sandwiches

It’s not a sub, or a grinder, or a hero. It’s a hoagie. And the best ones aren’t bought, they’re made with ingredients from these Philly shops.

The five sandwiches that go beyond classic combos.


As Philadelphians, without pasta, we wouldn’t be able to make it through the day. Here, where to find the best noodles in the city. By Trey Popp


Philly folks just aren’t content wit’ Whiz anymore. These days, we’ve gone sophisticated thanks to these fine cheese shops.

The five cheese dishes you must eat before you die (or leave Philadelphia).


We didn’t forget you, veggie lovers—it’s not all about the meat, after all (just mostly). Grab your perfect produce from one of these vendors and get cooking.

It’s gotta be tough living as a vegetarian in a meat-loving city like Philly, right? Think again – An essay by April White.


Don’t forget the fish! From the Feast of the Seven Fishes to Friday fish fries, Philly is a seafood city—and these shops are exactly why.


Where’s the best brunch in Philly? We’ve got all the greatest spots to get your mimosa fix, from Lacroix to Green Eggs Café (yes, even after the rats).


Don’t forget to end things with something a little sweet. Click here for the Philly area’s greatest candy shops—and the best treats they have to offer.

Three desserts to try before you die.