Philadelphia Eats - Cheese Steaks & Donuts


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In between experiencing the history, seeing the art, and relaxing in its elegant public spaces, take a moment to indulge in some of Philadelphia’s favorite foods: cheese steaks and doughnuts.  Here are a few of the city's best:


Jim's Steaks South Street
400 South St/s 4th St
South Street
Jim's is famous for giant cheese steak sandwiches, served-up in his classic diner. South Street is a good place for sneakers, jeans and indie shops.

John's Roast Pork
14 Snyder Ave/s 4th St
Whitman Neighborhood
Though they may be named after their pork offerings, John’s offers one of the best cheese steaks in the city.

Sonny's Famous Steaks
228 Market St
Old City
In the heart of the Old City, Sonny’s offers a more refined Cheesesteak experience. Nearby are art galleries,antique shops and theatre.


Beiler's Bakery
51 north 12th Street
Reading Terminal Market,  Center City
In the midst of a great food market, you can find Beiler’s offering a wide variety of fried doughnuts ranging from apple cider to even whoopie pies.

Federal Donuts
1632 Sansom St
Rittenhouse Sq
The soon to be national chain, Federal donuts offers some of the best donuts and friend chicken around.

Undrgrnd Donuts
Wed, 7-9:30am at Love Park
Center City
Offering a variety of donuts with assorted toppings Undrgrnd Donuts is a food truck you’ll want to travel to. Check their website for the day's location (though they’re usually at the Love Park).

Getting around Philadelphia is easy.  The Red Maps Philadelphia highlight's the city's history, art and attractions, along with where to eat.  Purchase it here: Philadelphia.

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