Say hello to the Eater 38, which answers the question, “Where should I eat in Philly?”
This essential group of restaurants covers the whole city (and even beyond), runs the gamut of cuisines and price points, and collectively satisfies virtually all dining needs, whether you want fine dining or counter service, takeout sandwiches or chef’s-choice tasting menus. The list typically updates each quarter, and restaurants should be open for at least six months to qualify. To track down the most exciting new restaurants in town, check out the Eater Heatmap, a periodically updated map of places that have opened in the last six months or so.
For this update, welcome to the buzz-worthy attraction of My Loup; West Philly’s cheesesteak haven, Jim’s West; Center City’s classic fine-dining gem, Vetri Cusina; Pod, a remarkable sushi spot in University City; El Chingon, a Mexican cuisine tour-de-force; Forsythia, a delicious “French AF” experience; Rittenhouse’s comfort food destination, The Love; and Cantina la Martina, a beloved restaurant for tasty tacos, margaritas, and culinary magic in Kensington.Read More