Philly's Best Eats & Drinks: Near PA Convention Center

Philly's Best Eats & Drinks: Near PA Convention Center

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Near PA Convention Center (between 11th & Broad Streets along Arch Street)Near PA Convention Center (between 11th & Broad Streets along Arch Street)


  • Bieler’s Donuts – Peanut butter-stuffed, chocolate-dipped, twisted and glazed doughnuts, fried before your eyes. Closed Sundays and Mondays. No Wi-Fi. Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets, (267) 318-7480
  • Bread Top House – Bargains on fresh-baked coconut buns, fruit smoothies and milk teas. No Wi-Fi. 1041 Race Street, (215) 925-3802
  • Dutch Eating Place – Sit-down counter for Pennsylvania Dutch specialties: hot apple dumplings, shoo-fly pie, grilled sticky buns, scrapple and eggs, at breakfast and lunch. Closed Sundays and Mondays. No Wi-Fi. Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets, (215) 922-0425


  • DiNic’s Roast Pork – The Travel Channel’s Adam Richman crowned DiNic’s roast pork and broccoli rabe combo America’s best sandwich. Expect a line. Yes Wi-Fi. Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets, (215) 923-6175,
  • Mayflower Bakery and Café – Behind glass sit crispy, fresh-out-of-the-oven taro and red bean buns, coconut bread, egg tarts and hot dog buns. No Wi-Fi. 1008 Race Street, (215) 629-5668
  • Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House –No frills, except for the cooks hand-drawing fat and thin noodles that get swirled into rich broth, tossed with peanut sauce or stir-fried. No Wi-Fi. 1022 Race Street, (215) 923-1550
  • Vietnam –Impossibly quick, surprisingly inexpensive, deliciously authentic crepes, broken rice platters and steaming bowls of pho. No Wi-Fi. 221 N. 11th Street, (215) 592-1163,

Late-Night Eats:

  • Ho Sai Gai – Chinese and Taiwanese dishes accompanied by a martini glass full of wontons. No Wi-Fi. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-4 a.m. Friday-Sunday. 1000 Race Street, (215) 922-4930
  • Shiao Lan Kung –No-frills Chinese spot. No Wi-Fi. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 3 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 930 Race Street, (215) 928-0282

Late-Night Drinks:

  • Bar.Ly – Gastropub with serious beer and cocktails, cheesesteak spring rolls, Korean bulgogi sandwiches, kimchi pizza. Yes Wi-Fi. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (menu until 1 a.m.). 101 N. 11th Street, (215) 922-2688,
  • Hop Sing Laundromat – Chinatown’s quirky, elegant speakeasy, slow cocktails and all. No sneakers (or phones) allowed. No Wi-Fi. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. 1029 Race Street,
  • Yakitori Boy – Start off with yakitori (chicken skewers), sushi, sake bombs; end up doing karaoke. Private lounges available. No Wi-Fi. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. 211 N. 11th Street, (215) 923-8088,

You Gotta Try:

  • Reading Terminal Market – An urban icon and one-stop, all-indoor shop for local produce, Amish pickles, artisan cheeses, just-fried doughnuts, meals to go. No Wi-Fi (expect to have it by summer). 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 12th & Arch Streets, (215) 922-2317,
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