“With all of the charm and none of the tourists of Old City, Queen Village is one of the most idyllic foodie neighborhoods in the city. These are our favorites places to eat.”
Neighborhood Ramen is our favorite ramen spot in the city — a little bit traditional, a little bit innovative, and always spot-on. Look out for specials like their lamb mapo tofu mazesoba, a completely non-authentic take on Chinese mapo tofu.
617 S. 3rd St.
This is the spot to go in QV for a sunny, sidewalk brunch of breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and perfectly laminated pastries, or a dinner made of of hyper-seasonal, hyper-local ingredients, like coppa steaks with crowder peas, and golden tilefish with shaved fennel.
743 S. 4th St.
It’s one of the most beloved dives in the city, with the added bonus of very good bar food with a surprisingly large number of vegan options. Cocktail and beer drinkers alike will find plenty to love on their drink menu.
American / Vegan
530 South Street
Cry Baby is an ideal neighborhood restaurant: it’s fairly priced, it does house-made pastas and comforting entrees like eggplant parmesan and braised short ribs, plus there’s a surprisingly great wine program and amaro menu. It’s the type of place we go for a last-minute weeknight dinner with friends or a casual Sunday night date.
627 S. 3rd St.
At first glance, the prices are high, but when you’re served a corned beef sandwich that could sink a small ship, you’ll understand why. We recommend sharing with friends, ordering from the appetizer menu, and bringing home leftovers.
Deli / Diner
700 S. 4th St.
Very few neighborhoods in Philly can get by, it seems, without at least three Italian spots. Modo Mio is one of QV’s. The menu is small, but it hits all the classic Italian necessities: salads, fried calamari, a few house-made pastas. Opt for the Turista menu, which gets you an antipasti, a pasta and a dessert for just $40.
705 S. 5th St.
Square pies, excellent double-stacked smash burgers, and some of the best cheesy garlic bread around.
705 S. 5th St.
Right at the top of Passyunk Avenue, find Keshet Kitchen, a middle eastern restaurant with a wide-ranging menu. Go comfort food with their za’atar fries and harissa macaroni and cheese, or try their excellent chicken shawarma with a side of hummus.
705 E. Passyunk Ave.