239 Best Dishes to Eat in Philly: Continued
JOSE GARCES…Chef/Owner of Amada, Tinto, Dstrito, Chifa, and Village Whiskey
Seafood ramen at Zento — “I love ordering this for lunch, especially since Zento is so close to my office.
138 Chestnut Street, 215-925-9998.
Duck salad at Standard Tap — “Their duck meat is just fall-off-the-bone perfection.”
901 North 2nd Street, 215-238-0630.
Hummus with house-baked Laffa at Zahav — “The combination of creamy hummus with piping-hot fresh-baked laffa is incredible. It could be a meal by itself.”
237 St. James Place, 215-625-8800.
Chorizo and clams at North 3rd — “Theirs is a terrific rendition of one of my favorite dishes, and it’s wonderfully consistent — whenever I’m craving it, I know it will be just as delicious as the last time.”
801 North 3rd Street, 215-413-3666.
Smoked Wagyu Panini at Café Estelle — “Wagyu beef is one of my favorite indulgences.”
444 North 4th Street, 215-925-5080.
Mahimahi tacos at El Vez — “Eating these tacos brings me back to the fun times we had opening El Vez and creating the menu.” ¸ 121 South 13th Street, 215-928-9800.
Chicken vindaloo at New Delhi — “You usually see lamb vindaloo, so I like the unusual interpretation. The chicken stays wonderfully moist in the sauce and takes the dish to another level.”
4004 Chestnut Street, 215-386-1941.
Chicken liver rigatoni at Osteria — “This dish changed the way I feel about liver as a complement to composed dishes. It’s earthy and robust, and pairs perfectly with the house-made pasta.”
640 North Broad Street, 215-763-0920.
Chicken cemitas at Los Taquitos de Puebla — “This sandwich brings me back to a cemita I had in Puebla. Very authentic and very good.”
1149 South 9th Street, 215-334-0664.
Rock shrimp tempura at Morimoto — “This was one of the first dishes I tried at Morimoto. Now I have to order it every time I go.”
723 Chestnut Street, 215-413-9070.