5 Tastes of Philadelphia Slideshow

Philadelphia offers more than just hoagies and cheesesteak


You can find cheesesteak shops on just about every corner in Philadelphia. But Pat’s King of Steaks is the original. Owner Pat Olivieri created the first steak sandwich for lunch one day while working his hot dog stand. After years of popularity, customers started demanding cheese and thus, the Philadelphia cheesesteak was born.


Bill Cosby may have gotten most of his hoagies in Brooklyn, but if he’d ventured to Philadelphia, chances are he would have gotten his classic Italian hoagie (salami, capacollo, peppered ham, pepperoni, prosciutto, and provolone) from Campo’s Deli, which has been around since 1947.


If you wish you could bring your favorite wine to your favorite restaurant, you’re in luck. Philadelphia has numerous BYOB restaurants with no corkage fee. Audrey Claire is among the local favorites. 

Salted Caramel Budino

Barbuzzo, a Mediterranean kitchen and bar, has become famous for its desserts. Specifically for its Salted Caramel Budino, with a dark chocolate crust, vanilla bean caramel, and sea salt. 

Neapolitan-Style Pizza

This isn’t your typical pizza. The Neapolitan-style pizza at Nomad Pizza comes fresh from the oven right to your table, where it is cut in order to avoid sogginess. You can also catch free movies here on Sundays.