In Philly, we love independence. Between the ‘76ers, the Ben Franklin statue that presides over Penn’s campus, and flags strewn across Old City, all the way up to Independence Hall itself, a revolutionary spirit is always in the air. Now that we don’t have to worry so much about overbearing colonial powers, though, Philadelphians have grown fiercely independent in other ways, focusing on smaller but still significant endeavors—like food.
Even though we want you to be independent, Penn Appétit compiled our favorite spots—a whopping 76 of them—to make discovering Philly’s best a bit easier, from far away Fishtown to South Philly to 40th Street. We want to remind students that there’s more out there than University City, and remind Philadelphians of our great city’s dynamicity, energy, and… well, flavor.