Philly's Best Food & Drinks: Northern Liberties & Fishtown

Philly's Best Eats & Drinks: Northern Liberties & Fishtown

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Northern Liberties/Fishtown (North of Old City/Center City East)

Breakfast & Lunch:

  • Honey’s Sit N Eat – Homey Southern-Jewish diner for latkes with grits, challah French toast, veggie burgers, Reubens, drop biscuits with sausage gravy and limeade. Cash only. No Wi-Fi. 800 N. 4th Street, (215) 925-1150,
  • La Colombe – Home base for world-renowned roasting company in giant Fishtown warehouse with cafe, bakery, tasting room, roasting facility and distillery. No Wi-Fi. 1335 Frankford Avenue, (267) 479-1600,
  • Pizza Brain – Quirky cool brick-oven pie shop doubles as a museum for world’s largest collection of pizza-related memorabilia. No Wi-Fi. 2313 Frankford Avenue, (215) 291-2965,

Late-Night Drinks:

  • Standard Tap – Draft-only gastropub stalwart highlights Philly-area brews in its 20-beer rotation and sources menu ingredients regionally. Yes Wi-Fi. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. daily (menu until 1 a.m.). 901 N. 2nd Street, (215) 238-0630,
  • Mad Rex, the first post-apocalyptic themed restaurant located in Philadelphia’s Fishtown section directly across from Sugar House Casino, is now officially open to the public.1000 Frankford Ave St.

Late-Night Eats:

  • Loco Pez – Ten kinds of tacos, giant nachos, bacon-wrapped Mexican Street Dog, 36 sipping tequilas. No Wi-Fi. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily (menu until 1 a.m.). 2401 E. Norris Street, (267) 886-8061,
  • Silk City – One-third diner, one-third club (Questlove spins here) and one-third beer garden, with American fare. No Wi-Fi. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. 435 Spring Garden Street, (215) 592-8838,

You Gotta Try:

  • Pizzeria Beddia – Anointed “the best pizza in America” by Bon Appétit, cash-only pizzeria serves a tiny menu of 16-inch pies, and when they’re sold out for the day, that’s it. Check Twitter for new ingredients and menu changes.No Wi-Fi.115 E. Girard Avenue,


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