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Philly Gayborhood Cheap Eats


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#1 Kim Shook

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:34 AM

Daughter and three friends are headed to Philly this weekend and need some inexpensive B,L&D places. They are taking a bus, so they need to concentrate on the Gayborhood and places that they can get public transportation to and from. Thanks so much!

#2 rlibkind

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

Anything from South Street (and even a few blocks beyond) north to Race Street (Chinatown) and from the east (Old City, Front Street) west to Rittenhouse Square area) is walk able from the Gayborhood. Scores of cheap eats, maybe a hundred. Reading Terminal Market for breakfast and lunch, Chinatown, plenty of pizza joints, street vendors, sandwich shops. also lots a great choices for modest splurges including Jones, Caribou Cafe, Sampan, Tria Cafe...the list goes on.
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#3 rlibkind

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

Plus, although good local public transit will enable them to reach just about anyplace, 3 or 4 sharing a cab would be almost as economical and more convenient when someplace is beyond walking distance. They're easily hailable anywhere in Center City.
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#4 janeer

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

AND...you can really walk anywhere in Philly. They're young, it's a great walkable town.

#5 gfweb

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

You can walk anywhere in center city to South St ...to university city...and all the way south on Broad St. But I wouldn't walk very far north of about Callowhill St without some protection esp at night and esp if the kids don't have "city reflexes"

#6 Kim Shook

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:42 AM

Thanks so much for the help. It's 3 boys (young men) and my daughter. All almost 30 and they all are used to living in the city - Richmond, though - NOT a BIG city. I've passed it all on to Jessica and she echos my thanks!