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Food & Shopping, Greater Philadelphia

Whether food or fashion, Philly's got the cure to your cravings.

Philadelphia's exceptional history and diversity shines through in its abundant food and fashion scene. Philadelphia is the birthplace of many savored dishes and is a shopping mecca for every budget.


The foodie in you won't be disappointed in Philly. Cuisines run the gamut from Italian, Mediterranean, French, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Spanish, local classics like diners and delis, and so much more. You can even step back in time at the 9th Street Italian Market and Reading Terminal Market that have been tantalizing taste buds for more than 100 years.

Looking for an adventure? Take a city food tour or track down a famous food truck. Enjoy debates? Decide for yourself who makes the best cheese steak at neighboring rivals Pat’s and Geno’s.

For local eateries, explore off-campus favorites like Uno Pizzeria and Grill, Tom Jones Diner, Nifty Fifties, Applebee's Bar + Grill, Phatso's Bakery, as well as the many restaurants in nearby Media, PA.

Founded in Philly

  • Philly cheese steaks
  • Tastykake baked goods
  • Philly soft pretzel
  • Stromboli
  • Hoagies
  • Water ice
  • Irish potatoes
  • Scrapple
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Famous Chefs


From the funky boutiques on South Street to the glittering stores of the King of Prussia Mall, the largest mall in America, there are options to satisfy even the most refined fashionista. If perusing outdoor markets is more your style, chances are there's always a flea market or craft fair to shop around.

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