37 "Serious Take-Out Operation" restaurants in Philadelphia.
Hungry Pigeon is an all-day spot in Queen Village where you’ll go for breakfast, stick around until lunch, and consider coming back for dinner.
Dim Sum Garden in Chinatown is affordable and BYOB, which makes it a great spot to start a night or anytime you want some soup dumplings.
Middle Child is a contemporary diner/deli in Midtown Village that serves breakfast and lunch every day but Monday.
Stock is a Southeast Asian BYOB in Fishtown with great soups, salads, and noodle dishes.
The Terakawa in University City is an offshoot of the original one in Chinatown, and it has some of the better ramen in the area.
Mike’s BBQ is a tiny barbecue spot in South Philly with some of the best smoked meat in the city.
Little Spoon Cafe is one of the best - and more low-key - options for breakfast and brunch in Grad Hospital.
Spuntino is a neighborhood pizza place in Northern Liberties that makes some of the best Neapolitan pies in the area.
Gojjo in West Philly is an Ethiopian spot that has things like wings and burgers, along with more traditional Ethiopian food.
It might not be the best cheesesteak in the city, but Tony Luke’s does have one of the better ones.
DanDan is a Sichuan and Taiwanese spot in Rittenhouse with a good and convenient Happy Hour.
You’ll wait a while at Circles + Squares in Fishtown, but their square pan pizzas are worth it.
KQ Burger is an outpost of Kensington Quarters inside of Franklin’s Table that has a short menu of burgers and sandwiches to-go.
DiNic’s has an outpost of their roast pork sandwich counter in the Navy Yard, and it’s perfect for before a game.
Good Spoon Soupery is a cafe in Fishtown with a rotating menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and sides.