Street food is extremely popular in many urban metropolitan areas and Philadelphia is no different. You can find a wide range of street vendors to meet your tastes. Here is a guide to a few that stand out above the rest. These vendors have built a name for themselves in the City Of Brotherly Love so no trip to is complete without sampling their fare.
1) Ton Ton
This street food stand is owned by Keiko Naka. Her tiny vending cart is decorated with Hello Kitty and she serves up excellent foods. Try her curried rice omelet or her fried chicken. The prices are reasonable and the food is exceptional. She is located at Market at 33rd Street.
2) Mikey D’s Grill
This stand is located at 33rd and Market. The propertier is Mike Datt who cut his teeth working at Tony Lukes famous pork stand. Anything that comes off the griddle of Mekey D’s is fantastic. The prices are also very reasonable for a hearty lunch or breakfast.
3) Denises Soul Food
Head for 3th and Market to enjoy a combination of soul and Caribbean food. This is an exceptional stand that makes a meal of macaroni and cheese fantastic. You should also try their famous peach cobbler. The food stand is located in a pink truck.
4) Bui’s Lunch Truck
This is a favorite for students. There will be lines every lunch for this fine street food. The Bui family serves excellent food for a cheap budget. They are located at 38th Street and Spruce.
5) La Domininque Crepes
This stand is owned and operated by Zbigniew Chojnacki. His stand is located at 33rd and Market. If you enjoy unique and tasty crepes then head here because he truly serves the best. In the morning his stand is extremely busy but by the afternoon the crowds have dispersed a bit.
6) Yue Kee
If you want the classic hash house tradition then head here. The menu is huge and diverse. The stand is located on 38th near Walnut. It is a popular street stand with students who flock to enjoy lunch.
7) A and M Halal
There are eight Drexel vendors but this is often considered the best by locals. It is located at the Alley behind Lebow Engineering Center, Drexel University. The food is excellent and the choices are diverse.
8) Johns Lunch Cart
This vendor is located at 33rd Street and Spruce across from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. It is extremely popular with the workers at the hospital to cross for a quick bite to eat. The food is quite good and reasonably priced.
9) Greek Cart
If you enjoy Greek food then be sure to hit the Greek Cart at 20th and Market.
10) Falafel Cart
Be sure to try the Falafel cart at 20th and Market.