Dining Guide Fall 2018

Love food? Street’s got you covered. Dining Guide is back, but we’re switching it up this semester. Of course we’ve included a well-rounded assortment of restaurant reviews, but we’re also giving you an interview from a famous food critic, a sneak peek about what magic happens in the kitchen of a restaurant, and a series of personal essays about the many roles food can play in our lives. Foodie or not, you won’t regret devouring these pages — just make sure to leave room for dessert.

— Sabrina Qiao, Special Features Editor


Your Day in Chinatown, Planned

Chinatown, the mecca of food and culture in any major city. In Philadelphia, the stately red Friendship Gate on Arch and 10th Streets marks the entrance to a community of bakeries, boba shops, restaurants, curio shops, and more. Stepping into Chinatown is an immersion into the vibrant, bustling epicenter of Chinese culture, and all of this is located right here in the City of Brotherly Love.

Rounding Up Philly’s Best Coffee Shops

Philadelphia is a great city for coffee snobs. As the home of local companies like Rival Bros and nationally renowned (and super strong) retailers La Colombe, the city is a great place to be if you’re picky about your single origin blends, can actually discern the different “notes” in a unique brew, or need everything all–organic, all fair–trade, all–the–time; there are few better places to engage in debate over where to find the best coffee.

A Conversation with Pete Wells

The New York Times restaurant critic and Penn alum shares his thoughts on Rhode Island cuisine, viral restaurant reviews, and the greater meaning of food.

Don't Miss These 8 Reading Terminal Eateries

Established in 1893 and housed in a National Historic Landmark building, Reading Terminal is among the oldest, largest, and most famous food halls in the country. Needless to say, the market is a necessary destination for any tourist or Penn student who has yet to visit. However, the giant maze of sit–down eateries, to–go stands, produce shops, butchers, and bakeries can be overwhelming for both newcomers or regulars.

Learn about some of Street Managing Editor Remi Lederman's favorites here.