Get advice from other Chowhounds about what and where to eat in Philadelphia, from the best cheesesteaks to can't-miss fine dining.

Irish Potato Candies Are the Best St. Patrick's Day Treat You've Never Heard Of

Sometimes the best-tasting treats are the most unassuming. You'd never expect a tiny brown lump to be so delicious. In fact, some might be turned off by the color and shape altogether. But that's half...

Outdoor Dining Eastern Montgomery County

by Unkle Al 8 days ago

I have not eaten in a restaurant for one year. Finally, I will feel comfortable eating al fresco. Any suggestions for outdoor dinner dining in eastern Montgomery County will be appreciated. So far...

Sichuan toban-djan - brands available in the U.S.?

by GDSwamp 30 days ago

I'm looking for a good Sichuanese brand of toban-djan (chili bean paste) that I might be able to find in my local (Philadelphia) Chinatown grocery store. Everything I've read online says that Lee K...

Source for Indian ingredients near South Philadelphia?

by Bigley9 2 months ago

I am wanting too make the Tadka Dal from the cover of January's Food and Wine magazine. I need three types of dal (moong, masoor, and toor) and Atta (Indian whole wheat flour). Is there somewhere...

Fresh whole chicken

by robbyc 2 months ago

Hello. Being a bit new to Philadelphia I’m trying to find out where I can buy a fresh, not pre frozen, free range chicken. There are plenty in certain supermarkets but they’ve all been previously f...

Frozen Fish Costco, TJ'S or WFM

by Unkle Al 2 months ago

Although I often buy shellfish that is frozen I have never bought fish out of the freezer. I need help in locating high quality frozen fish at one of the above noted retailers which are close to m...

Your favorite, lesser-known, Philly "ethnic"-food gems?

by GDSwamp 3 months ago

Everyone knows about the profusion of great Chinese restaurants and markets in our Chinatown neighborhood, and the comparable density of old-school Italian and Italian-American spots in South Phill...

Best place to get Sichuanese Ingredients in Philly?

by GDSwamp 3 months ago

I've started cooking from Fuschia Dunlop's "Every Grain of Rice" (my vote for maybe the single best cookbook I've ever owned) and it has made me realize how few specifically Chinese ingredients are...

Does anyone know what became of the head sandwich-maker (my title) at Sarcone's Deli?

by GDSwamp 3 months ago

Recently played Round 348 (of ∞ ) of the Favorite Philly Sandwiches game with some friends, and we were re-mourning the loss of Sarcone's Deli. As I remember it, all my best hoagies were composed b...

Searching For A Cheesesteak In Philly? Take a look here

by observ 4 months ago

I tried 23 cheesesteaks that were listed for another websites' ultimate cheesesteak guide and this is what I think.. I am not a local and don't have a local's insight, but this list was made by loc...

Ras el hanout seasoning in Philly

by MMarz 4 months ago

Tried to add to a very old thread about finding this seasoning in Philly. It is in Makkah Market on 42nd and Walnut in West Philly.

12/2 Michael Solomonov: Virtual Chanukah Cooking Demonstration (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"James Beard Foundation Award-winning Chef Please join the Bay Area and other Federation communities for an evening with Michael Solomonov, executive chef and co-owner of Zahav in Philadelphia. ...

Pomme, Peachtree & Ward Review (Wedding)

by JohnTalbotWannabe 5 years ago

We got married at Pomme in October 2015. When considering wedding venues, we were won over by the overwhelmingly positive reviews of Pomme. There was one negative review, and when we in...

Feed the Polls - Donate, Volunteer, Partner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Food insecurity should never prevent someone from voting. Feed The Polls is a partnership between The Infatuation, Zagat, and The Migrant Kitchen. Our mission is to offer free, healthy meals to...

Is Sophie's food truck near Penn still around?

by chowinpa 11 years ago

Greetings! A friend who graduated Penn in the mid-eighties wanted me to do some research and see if Sophie's food truck is still around. It was his favorite when he was in school and is craving one...

Where to purchase chicken feet for making stock/broth

by dreamer54 7 months ago

Hello - Can anyone tell me where in the Philadelphia / Main Line area (or thereabouts) I might find chicken feet for making stock. I would prefer pastured chickens, if possible. Thanks!

Late lunch in Old City

by Bigley9 7 months ago

Hi, I hope some of you are still lurking out there despite the silence on this board. I'm looking to have a very late lunch (probably around 3:00) next Friday (9/11) in or near old city. Even if ...

Old fashioned deviled clams

by ed2956 6 years ago

I'm looking for a recipe or a restaurant that sells deviled clams. The last place I ever had them was The Greenway Tavern back in the 70's in southwest Philadelphia (these were the best!) and also ...

Chinese Breakfast

by lmbgm 10 months ago

Is there anywhere in the Philly/SNJ area where I can get a JianBing? I'd be happy if I could just get a FRESH You Tiao. I know some places that have this but they are usually old/cold.