Sometimes you want the trendiest meal from the hottest new restaurant. Other times you just want an all-day breakfast in a timeless setting — say, a western omelet, a slab of scrapple, a bottomless cup of coffee, and a slice of pie at one of Philadelphia’s original brunch spots: a diner.
Note that Philly isn’t really a 24-hour kind of town, especially since the pandemic hit, so most of these diners do close at some point every day, but a crucial few continue serving hearty portions 24/7. This city has also lost a fair number of its classics in recent years. Nevertheless, many landmarks remain, inspiring loyalty and nostalgia, and newcomers have picked up the torch as well, introducing vegan menus and other welcome updates. Here are Philly’s essential diners.Read More