March 21, 2022
Welcome to the Philly's Greatest Food bracket challenge!
Vote now for your favorites, as we pit 64 of the best flavors Philly has to offer against each other over the next two weeks.
All voters will receive a promo code for 25% off their next order!
It's time to determine, once and for all, what the best menu item in Philadelphia is! We're going to put 76 of our favorite Philly food items into the mix and let YOU determine what the best one is. There are some wily veterans, some exciting youngsters, and some explosive flavors in this battle for supremacy.
There were a few rules we followed when putting together the bracket. For instance, the competitors were limited to locations within Philadelphia city limits (so, no Donkey’s Place, Boathouse/Whistler/Jug Handle wings). The establishments also have to be currently in operation (RIP Little Pete’s, Mama’s). We kept the list to cooked-to-order food dishes (so, no Tastykakes, Peanut Chews, Lore’s chocolates, La Colombe coffee); and no markets (sorry Riker's, DiBruno’s, H Mart). In general, we also tried to favor small businesses over chains or larger restaurant groups.
We undoubtedly left off plenty of worthy underdogs, Cinderellas and even some blue bloods. Philly has lots of great food! And there's no way 64 or 76 foods could capture the delicious diversity Philly has to offer. So feel free to (kindly) let us know on social media if we snubbed your favorite dish.
We're here to have fun and make some mouths water. If you're familiar with a place - vote for it. If it's a place you never heard of, check it out and support a local small business.
As mentioned, we started with 76 foods with 12 play-in games, leading to a bracket of 64 foods on Monday. Each day you can vote here for your favorites. Every two days at noon, we'll move on to the next round.
Here is the schedule:
Plus we have the added bonus of National Cheesesteak Day on March 24 and the NCAA Regional Finals games in Philly that same weekend.
To keep with the theme and ignite the inevitable debate, below is a list of some foods that are on our radar but did not make the list this year.
First four out:
Next four out:
Honorably Mentioned on our crowd sourced list: