Marielle Mondon/Thrillist
Same Same
William Street Common
Fourth and Cross
Brick and Mortar
Big Gay Ice Cream
Smokey Pint
Marielle Mondon/Thrillist
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1. Buena Onda 1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (Fairmountart Museum)

Taking inspiration from the Baja Peninsula and run by chef Jose Garces' Garces Group , Buena Onda serves tacos, quesadillas, and margaritas. The taqueria operates on a sustainable plan, partnering with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch and composting and recycling as much as they can.

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2. Same Same 614 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (Nolibs)

It may be named Same Same, but the menu definitely is a bit different. This fast casual Vietnamese restaurant serves spring rolls, rice noodles, and Bahn Mi sandwiches with unique toppings (including a sandwich that is almost like the classic cheesesteak).

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3. William Street Common 3900 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

William Street Common is the next Philly spot to nix the tip for diners, instead opting for tip-included three-drink brunches and Southern comfort-food dishes. Try one of the three types of pierogi or maple-glazed bacon to start.

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4. Fourth & Cross 1527 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Pennsport)

This colorful BYOB diner serves elevated American classics in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, all cooked by a veteran diner chef -- but make sure you have cash since it is cash-only.

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5. Brick & Mortar 315 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (West Phillyu City)

This gastropub and cocktail bar serves high quality everything, from their food to their drinks. The elevated American food includes small, medium, and large plates, plus a full assortment of rotisserie meats. The bar serves house bottled cocktails and plenty of beers, so everyone should be able to find something to love.

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6. Big Gay Ice Cream 521 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Midtown Village)

This Philly outpost of the NYC famous ice cream shop brings the same flavors and vibe to Washington Square West.

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7. Smokey Pint 2549 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19137 (The Northeast)

This brew and BBQ restaurant is a brick and mortar version of the popular Oink & Moo food trucks, and serves the same quality barbecue alongside craft brews in a casual setting. Most of the beers are local, and the menu includes sliders, tacos, pulled pork, and ribs.

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8. Dos Tacos 120 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Rittenhouse)

This taqueria serves Mexican street food, but with unique twists and flavors from Chef Sylva Senat. The inside is small but the eats are worth it, like the yucca fries or the kamikaze taco. Plus, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights they stay open and serving a late night menu until 3 am.



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