If you think you’ve conquered Philly’s food scene with a Cheesesteak, think again. It may certainly be a media darling with a constant spotlight shining on its famed buns, but there’s so much more to this city than a hoagie stuffed with shaved beef, onions, and runny cheese. After all, this is the place where the United States Declaration of Independence was signed, so consider it your patriotic duty to understand Philadelphia’s storied past by devouring the city’s classic, historical, and contemporary culinary scenes.
Tiffany Leigh is a food, drink, and travel writer. She is a James Beard Foundation Scholarship Recipient and always travels with her companions #PinchietheLobster and #PJthelobster.