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Cheap Eats: Spring 2022 Dining Guide

More restaurants, more impact, and more of Philly, all for under $15

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

How Chef Diana Widjojo Is Highlighting Indonesian Cuisine and Culture

The co–owner of restaurant Hardena is making Indonesian food more popular than ever.

by EVAN QIANG

@cass_andthecity Puts Hidden Gems on the Map

The Philly–based TikToker reviews restaurants from neighborhoods all over the city, tackling issues of food justice

by EMILY WHITE

The Charm of Chinatown's Longtime Restaurants

A deep dive into some of Chinatown’s oldest eateries—save room for dessert!

by CINDY ZHANG

Head to Càphê Roasters for Coffee with a Purpose

This Vietnamese coffee roastery and cafe is worth making the trek into Kensington.

by ANNA HOCHMAN

Campus Food Truck Owners' Favorite Items on Their Menus

Never worry about what to order again and learn the best thing on the menu from the owners themselves.

by ANJALI KISHORE

Mood Cafe is the Spot for South Asian Comfort Food

Great service, twists on classic dishes, and more await you at this comfy Baltimore Ave cafe.

by CONNOR NAKAMURA

Craving Cozy Ethiopian Food? Buna Cafe’s Got You Covered.

This West Philadelphia spot has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options for lovers of lentils, spices, and flavor–packed meals. 

by SRUTHI SRINIVAS

El Jarocho Satisfied My Quest for the Perfect Philly Taco Spot

Enjoy authentic cuisine, a menu with something for everyone, and bountiful portions at this fast–casual Mexican restaurant.

by SAMARA HIMMELFARB

Knockbox Cafe is a Knockout

Heather DeGrands' cafe brings color, community, and delicious food to University City.

by EMILY MAIORANO

Sky Cafe Brings an Authentic Piece of Indonesia to Philadelphia

An underrated restaurant in a South Philly strip mall is putting Indonesian cuisine on the city’s food radar.

by SHEIL DESAI

Ocean Harbor Is the Chinese Restaurant of Your Dreams

This authentic spot in Chinatown serves up dim sum, affordable entrees, and loads of appetizers to try.

by EMMA MARKS

Make Your Way Out to South Philly for ‘Café y Chocolate’ and the Best Brunch in Town

Because as a rule, brunch should involve more chilies.

by JULIA POLSTER

Lulu Cafe brings a modern Taiwanese flair to West Philadelphia

A boba shop with vibrant character both on and off the menu

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Saad’s Halal Restaurant’s Falafels and Sandwiches Are Worth the Trek

Saad’s Halal Restaurant, located at 45th and Walnut streets, has a great atmosphere that serves even greater halal food. 

by JACOB A. POLLACK

Liam's Kitchen Brings the Flavors of Hong Kong Right to Campus

This new food truck provides Penn students with authentic and affordable Chinese food.

by XINYI (CINDY) JIANG

Philly Bagels Are Everything and More

Check out these bagel and breakfast sandwich favorites all over the city.

by SHAHANA BANERJEE

Cash In or Cop Out?

Everyone has a beauty line these days. Here's what makes it authentic or insincere.

by SHAHANA BANERJEE

Ukrainian Influencers Are Using TikTok to Show the Truth

Can social media save the world?

by EMMA MARKS

What's Real and What's Fake?

Gen Z desperately needs media literacy in an era of WarTok, infographics, and false Twitter threads. 

by SHAHANA BANERJEE

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