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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?

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Hip City Veg

Recommended by: Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew)

Hip City Veg doles out healthy, quality food fast.  This fast-food inspired vegan spot is 100% plant based, and all ingredients are sourced locally. The menu describes itself as offering familiar foods with a twist. Whether you’re looking for a sandwich, baked good, or salad, Hip City Veg offers a healthy, flavorful option. www.hipcityveg.com

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Pure Fare

Recommended by: Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew)

This health food haven offers delicious healthy food, appealing to both the health conscious, and those looking for a fresh meal. It offers sublime smoothies, as well as other standard café options that taste too good to be healthy. The coffees and baked goods are also noteworthy in their taste and flavor. www.purefare.com

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The Dandelion

Recommended by: Lauren Cohan (Actress)

This cozy gastropub from restaurateur Stephen Starr is as intimate and stylish as it is traditional. In keeping with British tradition, cask and craft beers are always rotated, and the afternoon tea service is spot-on. It’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Make a reservation. www.thedandelionpub.com

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Vernick Food & Drink

Recommended by: Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew)

Vernick prides itself on delivering simple, yet refined cooking. Perfectly executed classics are served in an upscale setting, which includes a small counter at the open kitchen. The second floor offers sunny window seating perfect for enjoying the luxurious, yet understated menu.  Make a Reservation  “I love Vernick. It has an old-school marble bar with killer [...]

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Village Whiskey

Recommended by: Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto)

Innovative bar-food and mixologist-prepped cocktails are the stars of this American-centric, upscale gastropub. Known for its cooked to order burgers and duck-fat fries, this always-bustling spot offers an expansive selection of over eighty different whiskeys. www.philadelphia.villagewhiskey.com