A Culinary Tour of Philadelphia

If you’re visiting Philadelphia, there are some things you just can’t miss while you’re in the first World Heritage City in the United States – the Liberty Bell, the cheesesteaks, pretzels, and a visit at SOMO in Manayunk. 

Most tourists visit Philadelphia and won’t miss the world-famous delicious cheesesteaks which Philly is synonymous with. A long, crusty bread roll filled with thinly sliced sautéed ribeye beef and gooey melted cheese. This popular dish made its official debut around 1930 when a hotdog vendor Pat Olivieri, as the story goes, slapped on some beef onto his grill. The taxi drivers, allured by the aroma, demanded to have his steak sandwiches and the rest is history.  

Another experience that you can’t miss if you go and visit the state is their soft pretzels. We’re not talking about the usual overly processed mall food court pretzels but we’re referring to those chewy, soft and hearty pretzels which is said that Philadelphians consume twelve times the national average. Honestly, we can’t blame them.

Now, if you’re tired of eating Philly’s soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the main street in Manayunk is boasting with many dining options. There is one restaurant in particular that you shouldn’t miss to check out.

Philly food scene is arguably the best in the East and restaurants in Manayunk is no exception. Manayunk is a trendy town sandwiched between Cresson and Main Street. Boasting picturesque hillside neighborhood of million-dollar houses with a charm of an Italian little town, the best thing you can do when you visit this little hood is, well, what the place literally translates to, “where we go to drink”!