Restaurants

Top Choice Vegan in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

V Street

Street food from around the world is the influence for the fab vegan menu here. Make sure you sample the delicious dan dan noodles, in which the spices are not dialed down; you will break out in a sweat in a good wa…
Top Choice Italian in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

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…
American in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Rooster Soup Co

Its chicken soup with smoked matzo balls is legendary, and it's great that you can rock up anytime for the all-day brunch items. But the best part of this basement-level classic-styled diner is that 100% of its prof…
Jewish in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Abe Fisher

Chef Yehuda Sichel's menu riffs on the foods of the Jewish diaspora, offering quirky, punchy takes on staples such as cholent (a beef stew) served as a potpie, and veal schnitzel in tacos. It's all small plates, sha…
Cafe in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Metropolitan Cafe & Bakery

Great breads, tender pastries and good coffee make for a perfect breakfast or lunch at this flagship location of Metropolitan. It's also famous for its granola. The cafe here is closed on Monday.
French in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Parc Brasserie

Soak up the elegant Rittenhouse Sq vibe at this enormous, polished bistro right on the park. Dinner is a little steep, but brunch and lunch are good value, and prime people-watching time. For dessert, try the beer f…
Fast Food in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

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,…
Korean in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Southgate

If you're not familiar with Korean cuisine this casual spot is a good place to start. Highly recommended is their bibimbap, a rice dish that comes in a heated stone bowl, and their 'KFC' (Korean Fried Chicken). As i…
Vegan in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

PS & Co

Not only is this pleasant cafe vegan and gluten-free, it's also kosher to boot. Breakfast dishes are served all day, and they have tempting options such as BBQ tempeh burgers and Burmese chickpeas. Or you could rela…
Israeli in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Dizengoff

Modeled after a Tel Aviv snack spot, this compact cafe serves ultra-creamy hummus and pickles at communal tables. If you're hungry or fancy a takeout, pre-order their za'atar chicken, served with pita, hummus-tahina…