For a lot of Philadelphians, the northeast section of the city isn’t a big draw. But though the sprawling, working class collection of neighborhoods may not be much to look at, Northeast Philly has always been a place proud of its food.
In the 20th century, European immigrants brought their culinary traditions to the area and some of their bakeries, delis, and diners still exist. Over the years, families from Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe have contributing to turning Northeast Philly into an international village. The neighborhood also boasts a favorite cheesesteak shop, impressive American barbecue, and bars serving craft brews, boozy milkshakes, and frozen tropical cocktails.
Within a few miles, it’s possible to take an eating tour through some of Philly’s most diverse and delicious restaurants. Start here — with this mix of old and new spots — to get to know the classic and contemporary Northeast.Read More