Restaurants

Top Choice Caribbean in Philadelphia

Cuba Libre

Colonial America couldn't feel further away at this festive, multistory Cuban eatery and rum bar. The creative and inspired menu includes shrimp ceviche, Cuban sandwiches, guava-spiced BBQ and excellent mojitos. A $…
Top Choice Italian in Philadelphia

Gran Caffè L'Aquila

Mamma mia, this is impressive Italian food. Not only are the flavors everything you could ask for, one of the owners is an award-winning gelato maker and the 2nd floor has its own gelato factory. Some of the main co…
Top Choice Fast Food in Philadelphia

Federal Donuts

Tucked behind a faded red, white and blue awning are these amazing doughnuts: specialty flavors include blueberry-lavender or strawberry cheesecake, with light cake-like crumb and no oily aftertaste. In the morning,…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Philadelphia

Franklin Fountain

A fantastic yet kitsch-free throwback, from the phosphates and vintage ice-cream flavors (try the teaberry) right down to the ancient telephone and the carton cups. Cash only. Also check out the owners' equally old-…
Top Choice Japanese in Philadelphia

Morimoto

Morimoto is high-concept and heavily stylized, from a dining room that looks like a futuristic aquarium to a menu of globe-spanning influence and eclectic combinations. A meal at this Iron Chef regular's restaurant …
Top Choice Modern American in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Fork at Twin Lakes

This husband-and-wife-run restaurant rivals any NYC foodie destination. Even though you could easily fill up on the excellent sourdough bread and small plates like smoked fishcakes, save some room for the beautifull…
Top Choice French in Philadelphia

Baril

This Rittenhouse Square dining option has lovely haute French fare, creatively presented in a rustic, wood-heavy setting. Do not miss the chance to choose from the cheese cart, and the owner or staff will happily su…
Top Choice Austrian in Centre County

Herwig's Austrian Bistro

Herwigs has trademarked the phrase 'Where Bacon is an Herb' for good reason: your veggie choices here are pretty slim. But if you're channeling your inner carnivore you're in for a treat. Austrian dishes couldn't be…
Top Choice Market in Philadelphia

Reading Terminal Market

Among the many highlights at this massive, multiethnic food market: Beiler's doughnuts, Miller's Twist buttery pretzels, Tommy Dinic's roast pork and Amish meals at Dutch Eating Place. On weekends, due to crowds, th…
Top Choice Pub Food in Lancaster

Lancaster Brewing Co

This brewery, established in 1995, is a local favorite. The restaurant serves hearty but sophisticated food – lamb chops with tzatziki, say – and house-made sausages at tables with copper-clad tops and great views o…