Best Cheesesteaks & Donuts in Philly

Images of a Liberty Bell themed donut and a cheesesteak sandwich.

After exploring the rich history and culture of Philadelphia, we suggest taking a moment to indulge in what the Founding Fathers' probably craved after all that liberty business: cheesesteaks and donuts! So here, for your enjoyment are five of the city's most well-known and respected, all located in the city center near landmarks and  attractions.


John's Roast Pork
14 East Snyder Avenue
Whitman Neighborhood
Near the waterfront, three generations of the Bucci family have been serving up their classic Philly cheesesteaks, and importantly, have created their own juicy Italian Roast Pork sandwich.

Sonny's Famous Steaks
228 Market St
Old City
Located in the heart of the Old City, Sonny’s makes a classic cheesesteak using ribeye. Well recommended in the press, the shop is convenient to art galleries, shops, and Independence Park.


Beiler's Bakery
Reading Terminal Market
51 North 12th Street
Center City
In the midst of this great food hall, you will find the fresh selection of Beiler’s, an Amish bake shop, with its wide variety of sweets, ranging from apple cider, caramel, blueberry fritters, smores and pumpkin creme... there's even whoopie pies.

Federal Donuts & Chicken
1632 Sansom St
Rittenhouse Square
Since its founding in 2011, Federal has been a force in donuts, offering spiced cake beauties dossed or coated in strawberry, lavender, sugar or cream. But before you have a donut, try their classic fried chicken - a popular favorite since they opened their doors.

Dottie's Donuts
509 South 6th Street
South of Independence Park
Dottie specializes in vegan, offering colorful versions of all the classic and new flavors you can imagine.

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