Lunch Links (The “Dip Your Meats” Edition)

  • LaBan likes the seafood and veggies in his Simply Shabu hot pot [Philly.com]
  • Penn Appetit enjoys the tacos at newcomer cart Ranch Road Taco [Penn Appetit]
  • One or more Wahlburgers are scheduled to come to Philly [The Insider]
  • Time for outdoor eating, the Oval is back [Foobooz]

Ranked: Classic Sandwiches from John’s Roast Pork

As I mentioned yesterday, I am currently breadless for Passover, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. Before the holiday, I made a few trip to Philly’s most beloved breakfast and lunch shack- John’s Roast Pork. I mean, dang, the place has been around since 1930, has won a James Beard award, and has almost 400 mostly 5- star Yelp reviews. You probably know the drill: you need a car to get down there [Edit. Luncher Angela pointed out "#79 bus stops right out front, and the #7 and #25 both stop a block or two away", still not an easy walk from Center City], it’s take out only with some outdoor seating that gets tented in the colder months, and they shut down at 3pm or whenever the run out.  The sandwiches are huge, so unfortunately, you need to pick one at a time. But which to pick?

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Passover Friendly Salad at Sweetgreen

I just spent the past few days in NY for Passover being well fed by my mommy. Now that I am back, I have to feed myself. It gets tricky keeping it breadless in the best sandwich city in the world. I figured it was as good a time as any to check out the month old Washington Square location of Sweetgreen.

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Lunch Links (The “Kit Kats in a Blanket” Edition)


  • I am not the only one loving Dickey’s waffle fries [Phoodie]
  • A Dining Out for Life food truck round out to support AIDS related charities is happening on the 24th, conveniently located in Center City [Foobooz]
  • This round up of “disgusting” fast food around the world doesn’t look all that bad; I’d try kit kat pops [Jezebel
  • A giant german food truck has just started serving in Philly [Zagat]

Fancy Oven Work From Fairmount’s Pizzeria Vetri

Pizzeria Vetri has been providing upscale Neapolitan style oven delicacies since the Fall of last year. I pregamed my Whole Foods trip with pizza.  Sidenote: I love abbrevs as the next gal, but I beg everyone to never use ‘za as an abbreviation for pizza. It makes my skin crawl.

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Ippolito’s Seafood Sandwiches

Ippolito’s is a casual seafood spot in South Philly. They will clean and cut freshies for you to take home and prepare, and they offer a menu of food, like fish sandwiches and sushi. Since the rain has finally stopped, take your lunch to Columbus Square park one block north and eat at one of the benches.

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Lunch Links (The “Don’t Miss Out on Flavors of the Ave” Edition)

 Will’s pea soup presented at the Flavors of the Ave preview

  • East Passyunk’s all day big restaurant event, “Flavors of the Ave,” is on the 26th, get your tickets now-VIP is already sold out [Visit E Passyunk]
  • LaBan recommends trying dingdang noodles, like dandan’s cousin [Philly.com]
  • I was all about the pupusas at Tamalex, but Penn Appetit loves the chorizo and al pastor tacos [Penn Appetit]
  • UCity is getting a hand drawn noodle shop [Philly Real Estate via Eater]