The Most Iconic Philly Dishes

$140 cheesesteak at Barclay’s Prime. | Barclay’s Prime

The best places for cheesesteaks, water ice, cannolis, and other iconic Philly foods

Everyone knows what you’re supposed to eat in Philadelphia: a cheesesteak, right? Of course. But there’s way more to Philly’s always-evolving food scene. The city’s most iconic dishes are rooted in Italian-American traditions, original Americana recipes, and the contributions of Philly’s many immigrant communities. Yes, get a cheesesteak or two — but this map highlights many more iconic Philly dishes everyone needs to try, from uniquely flavored water ice and tomato pie to nationally known lamb barbacoa tacos.

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  • December 11, 2023
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