Philly Vendy Awards Tickets Now on Sale

The date for the 4th Annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards has just been announced. It will be Saturday, June 14th at Penn Treaty Park and tickets are already on sale. Early Bird tickets always get sold out, so pick them up while you can! Nominate your favorite food trucks now and prepare for unlimited food and drink and the chance to crown the People’s Favorite. Proceeds support the Food Trust.

PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Dan”

As we try to do at Philly Lunch, some Tuesdays we turn over the site to a different lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Philadelphia. This week it’s Dan, a local business owner looking for noodles. 

Name: Dan

Age: 29

Occupation: Owner of Philly Phaithful

Where in Philly do you Work?: Northern Liberties

Favorite Kind of Food: Any pork product or west coast oysters, because obviously I’m a terrible Jew.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Cottage cheese. It’s not even close.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: I love the House Special Bahn Mi at QT Vietnamese (and the noodle soup during the winter), the Paesano or Tuna Italiano from Paesano’s, and I’m a sucker for the Gator Gumbo at Beck’s cajun cafe in the Reading Terminal market.

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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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