Restaurants and social in West Philly

The dessert social is at 7:00 at 4920 Osage Ave, about a 25-minute walk from the Rotunda, or a short bus ride along Walnut St on the #42 (get off at 49th, walk south to Osage). You’re also welcome to get takeout and come early to the social. We’ll provide dessert, nonalcoholic drinks, and mixers. Please BYO if you’d like something stronger; see below for locations.
Contact: Rachel Hall 215-605-1621
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP (image at bottom of this page).


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

Americana
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.
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.

Pakistani
KABOBEESH (4201 Chestnut St) – kabobs and such

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

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

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

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

Caribbean
48th STREET GRILL (310 S 48th). Can accommodate large groups.

Greek
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.