Saturday, February 12, 2011

Neighborhood Eats: Kensington

If you're looking to explore Philadelphia this spring, there's no better way to do it than through food. There are hidden gems around every corner and even native Philadelphians don't know all the secrets of the city. To help you out a little, I've compiled a list of a few places I've been to and enjoyed in the past. Some are well known institutions and others are just waiting to become the next big thing. Either way these restaurants won't disappoint. Although Kensington is far from campus these places are well worth the trip.

Taco Riendo
1301 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Ever since being introduced to Taco Riendo a little over a year ago I can't get their tacos out of my mind. My first time there I had chicken taquitos and they were the best taquitos I have ever had in my life. They were crispy and perfectly golden with delicious chicken inside, two kinds of salsa on top, and to finish it off, a crumble of queso fresco and refreshing radish slices. They were heaven on a plate. After that first visit I was hooked.

Tacconelli's Pizzeria
2604 E Somerset St
Philadelphia, PA 19134

This place has possibly the best pizza you will ever have in your life. The crust is thin and crispy and the toppings are fresh and delicious. When your waitress brings you the pizza the smell alone is enough to make your mouth water. Tacconelli's doesn't look like much from the outside, it sits in the middle of the block in a residential neighborhood, sandwiched by two houses, but a table at Tacconelli's is like a dream come true. Tacconelli's makes their pizza dough fresh daily and asks customers to call ahead of time and tell them how many pies you want. Insider tip: Always order more than you think you will want because if you don't reserve the pies they might not have enough dough to make you another pizza, and you will always want more of their pizza.

1 comment:

  1. And Memphis Taproom! Amazing vegan-friendly bar food and one of the best beer menus in Philly. Recently featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."

    Corner of Memphis and Cumberland



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