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Favorite Places to Lunch in Philly

During the week, I try to bring my lunch to work with me, whether it’s leftovers, a sandwich, or maybe some lettuce wraps. But, sometimes I don’t feel like eating what my kitchen has to offer, and I am left with the decision of deciding where to eat. Many times, my co-workers and I eat lunch together and that is always the first question “So where are we eating?”

Philly has a wide variety of places to choose from, but I generally stay within the same radius between JFK Boulevard and Walnut Streets, and 18th to 16th Streets (with rare trips to the Reading Terminal Market). When I don’t eat at my work’s cafeteria, here are some of my favorite places to eat (not in any order of preference).

Jimmy John’s
44 S. 17th Street
This is where I go when I’m in the mood for a sub. I always get #6 – Vegetarian. What I love most about this sandwich is the avocado cream. No other sandwich place makes avocado cream like JJ’s does. It’s also a great place if you don’t have time to wait for lunch, and I don’t ever remember waiting more than five minutes to get my sandwich. If you have a gluten allergy or are watching your carb intake, you can also make any sammich into an Unwich (a lettuce wrap).

HipCityVeg
127 S. 18th Street
When I’m craving some healthy food that is 100% plant-based, this is where I go. My favorites (so far) are the Ziggy Burger and the Fajita Wrap, as well as a side of sweet potato fries served with a cilantro-black bean dip. The Jerk Cesar Salad is quite tasty as well. But, make no mistake, the food portions are just as hearty and you will never be able to complain of still being hungry after your meal.

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All Lobster Roll

Let Me See That Lobster Roll

Have you ever eaten something for the first time and immediately wondered how you could have gone through life without ever having eaten it before? That is exactly how I feel about lobster rolls.

I had one for the first time during the week of the U.S. Open, when the cafeteria at my job decided to serve it for lunch. It was delicious. The roll was toasted and the filling looks like it was made with chopped up lobster, mayonnaise, chives, and other seasonings. I was quite disappointed that this was only on the menu for this one day.

Lobster roll
Lobster roll, seasoned chips, and potato salad.

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