Restaurants and social in West Philly

LINK TO GOOGLE MAP (image at bottom of this page).

Note: Some restaurants in Philly are BYO. A few are cash only.

DOCK STREET BREWING CO (701 S 50th) – brew pub & good pizza
BOOKER’S (5021 Baltimore Ave) Modern American With Southern Flare. Can accommodate large groups. Black-owned business.
LOCAL 44 BEER BAR (4333 Spruce) – brew pub, good beer selection
CLARKVILLE (43rd and Baltimore) – pizza, craft beer & wine
HipCityVeg (214 S. 40th) – “fast, fresh, vegan,” close to Rotunda
HONEST TOM’S (261 S 44th) – tiny taco joint

Middle Eastern
SAAD’S HALAL RESTAURANT (4500 Walnut St) – Halal Middle Eastern eatery serving falafel, shwarma & baklava for dining in & taking out.
MANAKEESH CAFE, BAKERY, & GRILL (4420 Walnut St) – Lebanese, including Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Zabihah friendly options, especially known for baked goods.

KABOBEESH (4201 Chestnut St) – kabobs and such

MOOD CAFE (4618 Baltimore Ave) – Chaat and Lassis. Not a sit down restaurant

KAFFA CROSSING (4423 Chestnut) – injera etc & good coffee. Black-owned business.
ABYSSYNIA (229 S 45th) – restaurant on first floor, great dive bar FIUME on second floor. Black-owned business.

Southeast Asian
VIENTIENE CAFE (4728 Baltimore) – beloved cash only Laotian BYOB next to A-Space (Wine and Spirits store at 4906 Baltimore)
DALENG (4653 Walnut St) tiny place, good food

HAN DYNASTY  (3711 Market St) Szechuan. Can accommodate large groups.

48th STREET GRILL (310 S 48th). Can accommodate large groups. Black-owned business.

GREEK LADY (222 S 40th) – cafeteria style mostly largely Greek menu geared to the university crowd; large portions; close to Rotunda

Wine, spirits, beer
You’re welcome to bring contributions to the social. PA liquor laws are peculiar. The nearest wine/spirit stores are at 4301 Chestnut and 4906 Baltimore. Take-out beer is available at 4333 Spruce, 4300 Walnut, 4721 Pine St, and more.

Grocery and special diet
SUPREME, 4301 Walnut St – supermarket
MARIPOSA FOOD CO-OP, 4824 Baltimore Ave – organic and special diet options.