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This winter and spring, get ready to dig in without digging deep in Greater Philadelphia.
From East Passyunk Avenue and Northern Liberties in the city to West Chester and King of Prussia in the countryside, Greater Philadelphia plays host to a number of restaurant weeks over the next two months that are packed with mouth-watering dining deals.
And with meal deals awaiting across the region, it’s good to have goals — so mark your calendars, break out your elastic-waist pants and plan to enjoy at least one meal during each of these restaurant weeks.
Keep health and safety top of mind when dining out. Patrons are required to wear masks at any indoor public space in Philadelphia County, while guidelines vary in the surrounding region. Reservations are also highly recommended. Your best bet: Call ahead or check online to get the latest info. Find more info here.
This marks the first-ever winter/spring edition of Main Line Today’s restaurant week, which supports restaurants along the Main Line and western suburbs. From Swarthmore to Conshohocken, more than 30 restaurants in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties offer fixed dinner menus for $39.95 and lunch menus for $26.95.
While you’re there: Pop into the market at DiFabio’s Restaurant and Tap for an impressive selection of to-go wines. All wines are rated 90 or higher on the 100-point wine-scoring scale and cost $28 or less.
Where: Various locations including DiFabio’s Restaurant and Tap, 1243 N. Providence Road, Media
West Chester’s one-week dining event is stacked with 25 restaurants offering special multi-course fixed menus at varying price points. Go casual at spots like Meatball U. and Mas Mexicali, or make it a fancy night out with fine dining experiences at Pietro’s Prime and Limoncello Ristorante.
While you’re there: Grab a nightcap at the recently opened Good, Bad & Ugly underground bar, located below Stove & Tap. The hidden spot serves up beer, cocktails, games and snacks late into the night.
Where: Various locations including The Social, 117 E. Gay Street, West Chester
East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week turns 10 this year. To celebrate a decade of dining deals, restaurants along the avenue offer fixed, three-course lunch and dinner menus at $20, $30, $40 and $55 price points. Feeling lucky? Diners can submit their restaurant week receipts to enter an online raffle for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to East Passyunk businesses.
While you’re there: Check out a selection of all-natural, locally sourced Italian liqueurs at Pollyodd, a vibrant Passyunk Avenue tasting room run by Joan Verratti, the state’s first licensed female distiller.
Where: Various locations including Bing Bing Dim Sum, 1648 E. Passyunk Avenue
Organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Dine Latino Restaurant Week aims to boost business at the region’s Latinx-owned restaurants, which have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. The deal is straightforward: Buy two entrees at a participating restaurant and receive an appetizer or dessert for free. Stay tuned for a list of participating restaurants.
While you’re there: Philly’s El Centro de Oro neighborhood is a hub of Latinx art and culture. Be sure to check out two murals in the neighborhood before or after your meal: Curing Community at Front Street & Lehigh Avenue, which honors medicinal traditions across generations, and Latinx Heroes at 4th Street & Lehigh Avenue, which brings the legacies of visionary community leaders to life.
Where: Various locations including Alma del Mar, 1007 S. 9th Street
After a successful run in 2021, Northern Liberties Restaurant Week returns for its second year with more than 20 bars, restaurants and breweries participating in the 10-day event. Each spot will offer multi-course lunch and dinner menus ranging from $15 to $35.
While you’re there: Pick up a few items from Trunc, a lifestyle boutique that carries socially responsible, locally made and environmentally conscious products for the home and body. The selection includes bespoke furniture, accessories, clothing, art, jewelry and beauty essentials.
Where: Various locations including Spuntino Wood Fired Pizzeria, 701 N. 2nd Street
Eat good. Feel good. King of Prussia’s annual restaurant week offers an opportunity to dine out for a great cause, as a portion of proceeds from participating restaurants is donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In seven years, the event has raised more than $200,000. Lunch menus offer $15, $20 or $25 fixed options with dinner menus set at $30, $40 or $50.
While you’re there: After chowing down, hit up King of Prussia Mall for some retail deals during the Shop for CHOP event, which also benefits the children’s hospital.
Where: Various locations including Tiffin Indian Cuisine King Of Prussia, 254 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia
Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for a rewarding getaway in one of 2021’s top destinations, per Condé Nast Traveler, Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Esquire and more.
The exclusive deal — booked more than 175,000 times since 2001 — includes buy-one-get-one-free attraction tickets purchased at the Independence Visitor Center to 33 of Philly’s iconic museums and attractions and free hotel parking (worth up to $100 in Center City Philadelphia).
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