Word of Mouth: Arthur's Best of Philly
I'll be honest with you, I don't really like Philadelphia. Actually, I've always kind of actively hated it. I know, I know, I'm sure the feelings of the city's denizens are really hurt. Devastated, actually. It's not even that as a New Yorker, I've always looked at Philly as the sixth borough, or that its teams, and their fans are obnoxious — sworn enemies in fact. It's more because I think I've been to Philly twice in my entire life when it wasn't overcast. That said, you have to respect a city that has developed it's own cult following around a sandwich (even though there are much better sandwiches to find than a cheesesteak) and their soft pretzels are better than anything you'll find in New York City.
Fancy: Le Bec Fin
Best Value: Dilly's
Bar Scene/Drinks: Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co.
Food Truck: The Dapper Dog
Regional: Philly Pretzel Factory
Hidden Gem: Dalessandro’s
Desserts: John's Water Ice
India: Saffron Indian Kitchen
Vegetarian: Magic Carpet Foods
Wild card: Zahav
Best Bizzaro World Food Experience: Old Forge, The Pizza Capital of the World