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140 Philly Cheap Eats Worth Eating- Fall 2017

The following are the Philadelphia cheap eats that meet my  criteria for visiting. These criteria are not meant to give an exhaustive list, but to serve as a beginning point for finding excellent food based on crowdsourced data and analysis.  The categories are not perfect, not every place may be the best for every type of food. But, this list is a great starting point for finding good cheap eats in the city of Philadelphia. It is not meant to be free from error. Defining cheap is admittedly arbitrary but effort was given to get close to reality. I encourage you to investigate individual restaurant menus before you go. Some of these are bars and cafés, which may be fun to visit do  not necessarily get their rankings for the food. I have included these because I know many of this blog’s readers enjoy beer and camaraderie. I apologize if there are any misrepresentations or omissions and I’m open to hearing suggestions.

The Philly 140


The Grill Smuckers
Texas Wiener
Meltkraft At Reading Terminal Market
The Original Turkey
Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon
Donkey’s Place
Nick’s Old Original Roast Beef
Magic Carpet Foods
John’s Roast Pork
Paesano’s Philly Style
Max’s Steaks
Leo’s Steak Shop
Fox & Son Fancy Corndogs

Asian and Indian

Foo Kitchen Asian Fusion
Mr Wish Bubble Tea
A Cup Of Tea Bubble Tea
China House Chinese
Fu-Wah Mini Market Convenience Stores


Saad’s Halal Restaurant Halal
Masala Kitchen Kati Rolls and Platters Indian
Hardena/Waroeng Surabaya Restaurant Indonesian
Sky Cafe Indonesian
Panda Cafe Indonesian
Cafe Pendawa Lima Indonesian
Ramayana Restaurant Indonesian
Bangin’ Curry Franklin Japanese Curry
BAP Korean
Mood Cafe Pakistani
Philly Pokè Pokè
QT Vietnamese Sandwich Vietnamese
Cafe Diem Vietnamese
Nam Son Bakery Vietnamese
Brown Street Coffee & Bahnhery Vietnamese
Cafe Cuong Vietnamese
Tu’s Tea & Banh Mi South Philly Vietnamese


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The Bagel Hut
Beiler’s Bakery
The Bakeshop on 20th
Artisan Boulanger Patissier
Varallo Brothers Bakery
Four Worlds Bakery


Philadium Restaurant & Tavern
Fountain Porter
Win Win Coffee Bar
Crime & Punishment Brewing
Saad’s Halal PC: https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0b/83/a5/0a/photo0jpg.jpg

Breakfast and Brunch

Dutch Eating Place
Coffee House Too
The Tasty Toast
Dew Inn



The Living Room Cafe
Good Karma Cafe
Tuscany Cafe
I Tea
Mr Wish – South Philly
Café y Chocolate
Red Hook Coffee & Tea
Rival Bros Coffee
Lulu Cafe
Lucky Goat Coffeehouse
The Monkey & The Elephant
Five Points Coffee


Reggae Reggae Vibes
Jamaican D’s


Vineyards Cafe
The Creperie
Global Crepes & Local Shakes
So Crepe


Spruce Rana Gourmet Deli and Market
Christie’s Deli
Antonio’s Deli
Hershel’s East Side Deli
Gooey Looie’s
Doc’s Deli
Richie’s Deli & Pizza
Stan’s Deli
Vincenzo’s Deli


Heung Fa Chun Sweet House
Dottie’s Donuts
Ice Cave
Fezziwig’s Sweet Shoppe
Winterfell Dessert
Beiler’s Donuts
Donut Plus
The Icery
Lil’ Pop Shop & Cafe

Food Truck and Stands

Mom Mom’s Polish Food Cart
Halal Gyro Express
Magic Carpet
New York Gyro Halal Food Cart
La Dominique
Fresh Fruit Salad Cart
Tacos El Rodeo
Chewy’s Food Truck
Foolish Waffles
The Spot Food Truck
Calle Del Sabor
Mama’s Meatballs
Jerry’s Kitchen
Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market
Octopus Falafel Truck
New York Gyro Truck


Talia’s Grille
Pita Chip


South Philly Barbacoa
Maribel Restaurant
Pancho’s Cafe
El Compadre
Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria
Tacos Don Memo
Tamalex Restaurant
Prima Pizza Taqueria Mexicana
El Purepecha
La Guera Mexican Grill
Taco Angeleno


Parada Maimon Dominican
Goldie Falafel
Palm Tree Gourmet Grocery


Pitruco Pizza
La Rosa Pizzeria
Zuzu’s Kitchen
Uncle Nicks Pizza
Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
La Rosa Pizza Philadelphia PC: https://rowhomeeats.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/img_1103.jpg


Cafe Square One
Cafe Walnut


Rocco’s Italian Sausage
Palm Tree Gourmet
Primo Hoagies


Mama’s Vegetarian
Hibiscus Cafe
Kung Fu Hoagies