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January 24, 2015

Philly named one of 11 food capitals of 2015

Bagels, Hummus and more reasons that food here is awesome

Restaurants Travel and Leisure
Bagels High Street on Market. High Street on Market/

Bagels being made at High Street on Market

If you're from Philadelphia, you already know we've got plenty of good eats. But the occasional reminder is nice. Continuing a trend of our city being nationally recognized as generally awesome, Travel and Leisure has named Philadelphia one of 11 food capitals of the world for 2015:

This unsung destination has blossomed into one of the U.S.’s most exciting restaurant cities—Portland East?—with a fierce indie spirit and world-class kitchen talent.

[See the full list here]

The article cites four restaurants in its reasoning for including Philly:


604 South St.

Details: A Stephen Starr restaurant, this establishment is known for its presentation as well as a diverse menu that includes fried duck leg and sliced pig head.


1625 Sansom St.

Details: Providing a reportedly near perfect hummus, Dizengoff serves brunch until 4 p.m.

Abe Fisher

1623 Sansom Street

Details: Located across the street from Dizengoff, there are three words you need to know about Abe Fisher: smoked short rib

High Street on Market

308 Market St.

Details: Already named the Inquirer's best new restaurant of 2014, High Street has some great pasta dishes as well as killer bagels