Whether you’re still in Philly and looking for restaurants to support through takeout or delivery, or you’re looking for that Philly fix from home with a DIY recipe, we’ve got all the tips from Philly’s favorite foodies.
Meet Bri from La Salle University, ’20
Follow Bri: @basicswithbri
Bri’s Foodie Tip: “Since HipCityVeg is offering delivery and takeout, I can still enjoy one of my favorite snacks—sweet potato fries with sriracha aioli! I’ve been enjoying Philly from a distance by ordering curbside pickup or delivery from my favorite restaurants to continue supporting them.”
Meet Leah from Temple University, ’19
Follow Leah: @frankfordfoodie
Leah’s Foodie Tip: “Two weeks ago I drove 30 minutes for a pizza! While pizza isn’t new, the place was to me. Check them out on Instagram at @pizzajawn!”
Plus, Leah’s enjoying DIY cooking! Check out some of her fave recipes:
“One of the easiest things I make—and it’s so good—is Crock-Pot Salsa Chicken! Throw a chicken breast topped with salsa (I also use beans) in a Crock-Pot on low heat for six hours. Add a little cheese before eating. Serve with rice! So easy and such a comfort food.
I’ve been really into @erinliveswhole dessert recipes lately, too. I have a HUGE sweet tooth, so I’ll do anything to make my favorite desserts a little bit better for me!”
Meet Deepika from Jefferson University, ’15
Follow Deepika: @nommingnomad
The Where: Your Home!
The Dish: Dalgona Matcha
The How: Watch Deepika make Dalgona Matcha here, or check out the recipe below.
Dalgona Matcha Recipe
1 egg white
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp matcha powder
1 cup oatmilk (any milk will do)
1. In a bowl, whip egg white with the cream of tartar until firm peaks are formed.
2. Bring 1/4 cup of water to a boil and mix in the sugar to make the sugar solution.
3. Slowly pour the warm sugar solution into the whipped egg whites and whip some more to for the meringue.
4. Make a paste with the matcha and a little bit of water.
5. Gently fold in the matcha paste into the meringue.
6. Pour the milk over ice, leaving some room for the matcha meringue.
7. Top the cold milk with the matcha meringue.
8. Mix it up and enjoy!
“As a Philadelphian who enjoys experiencing the city, social distancing has been difficult on me. I am sure that I’m not alone in this feeling. I miss brunch so much, but a lot of local Philly restaurants are still offering curbside pickup and delivery, and I have been ordering in from my favorite places to keep myself sane while supporting local business.
While this is not an ideal scenario by any stretch of the imagination, we all do the best we can, given the unprecedented nature of this time we live in. That got too deep, but I blame all the Netflix I’ve been consuming as of late. So, stay home and help own the curve so we can all experience our lovely city and all she has to offer, real soon.” -Deepika
Meet Christina & Becca from Temple University, ’21
Follow them: @phillyfoodladies
The Where: Your Home!
The Dish: Turkey Club
The How: Check out their recipe tips below.
Christina & Becca’s Foodie Tips: “Even though we can’t go out to eat and get our favorite turkey club from Silk City Diner, that doesn’t mean we can’t recreate our own at home! We always like to add avocado to the club for a little extra color and texture, amidst all of the crunch.
The key to making a perfect turkey club, however, is using arugula instead of plain old lettuce, and of course, adding lots of turkey, bacon, fresh tomato, and mayo. This sandwich is really easy to make, and it’s a really filling lunch or dinner!”
Meet Nishna, Jacinda, and Nathan from Drexel University ’21
Follow them: @notjustnutella
Nishna, Jacinda, and Nathan’s Foodie Tip: “Little Sicily’s is one of our go-to spots! Their spicy Indian cheesesteaks are a delicious spin on the classic Philly cheesesteak. They also have delicious veggie clubs and lots of other fusion options. We couldn’t be happier that they’re still open to satisfy our cravings!”
Meet Jill from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, ’21
Follow Jill: @philly_eats_
Jill’s Foodie Tip: “Cafe Lift offers delivery through Caviar all week from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.! I’m so thankful to be able to have the chance to get my favorite French toast from my favorite brunch spot when I’m really craving it.”
Meet Danielle from Temple University, ’21
Follow Danielle: @full_on_philly
Danielle’s Foodie Tip: “My favorite takeout spot is Chix & Bowls. There are two Philly locations, and the names are slightly different (Chix & Bowls or Chix & Wings), but they have the exact same menu and deliciousness! They’re known for their variety of wings, but they also have other options like rice bowls and sandwiches. I gladly give them all my coins.
Since being indoors, I have tried takeout at Baology. They have a variety of bao buns and other options. The bun was tasty, but I would need about 10 more to be full!”
Looking for more food inspiration? Check out our Virtual Guide to Philly which, among many other things, covers the best bites to get in each Philly neighborhood. Plus, take a peek at this list of restaurants offering takeout and delivery in Center City District!
Oh, and of course, if you’re reading this, that means you’re a foodie—which means you never want to miss a #FoodieFriday on our Instagram.