By Christina Dagnelli

Philadelphia is known for its cheese steaks, cream cheese and soft pretzels, but those aren’t the only delicious eats you can get in the city.  The city is filled with hundreds of high quality and eateries, and this can mean something different from high-end fancy service to  just delicious food and friendly fast service. If you only have a little time to spare for lunch, here are the top spots in the city you can get quick service, but quality isn’t sacrificed.

Ippolito’s
1300 Dickinson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 389-8906
www.ippolitoseafood.biz

If fish is a favorite for lunch you may wish to consider Ippolito’s. It is a popular Fish market but serves up quick counter service meals and sandwiches. The fish here is very fresh the fish and of high quality. A popular choice is The “Overboard” Sandwich which is about $9 is made from fried flounder and is served with Cole slaw and fries. Other choices are their Ahi Tuna Sandwich and, soft shell sandwiches.

Hershel’s East side Deli
Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 922-6220
www.readingterminalmarket.org

For a standard sandwich type of lunch you may be looking for a deli counter. Somewhere you can grab a great sandwich. Hershel’s over in the Reading Terminal Market maybe just the place. The most popular items are the pastrami, corned beef and turkey cold cuts all made in house. So if a Reuben is what you crave you do want to consider Hershels. It’s a decent price, they make homemade dressings, and people consider the portions generous. Don’t’ miss out on the coleslaw.

Cosmi’s Deli
1501 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19147
(215) 468-6093
www.cosmideli.com

Another option for Deli food is Cosmi’s Deli which opens daily at 10 am. This way you have the option to preplace your order if you are really time crunched. They even offer delivery to many locations. But it’s not just deli food; their Cheesesteak and vegetarian selection are really well liked.  Cosmi’s use quality seeded rolls which Philly is also famous for. They also make up some Italian favorites with some of the sharpest of provolones.  You will come back for the friendly staff and generous portions.

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Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria
951 Wolf St.
Philadelphia, PA.  19148
(267) 571-5719
www.losgallosmexicantaqueria.com

Maybe it’s Mexican you are craving. You can order take out, delivery or sit down at Los Gallos. The service here is quick for many of the dishes, especially tacos. And Tacos are very popular because they have an extensive variety of flavors. Los Gallos opened in 2010 and is family run. People love their variety of tacos for something quick, but you may also want to consider a dish that involves their near famous Mole Sauce. You also will get Mexican candies at the end of your meal.

Grindcore House
1515 South 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19147
(215) 839-3333
www.grindcorehouse.com

Grindcore House may meet your needs for a quick lunch for many different reasons. Besides that fact the coffee is divine, Heavy Metal music lovers and those who are vegan, would also feel at home for lunch here.   If you are a vegan or vegetarian you can find a nice variety of locally sourced food and baked goods here. Food is 100% vegan and made on the premise with love. They get Vegan bakery items shipped in once a week from local Vegan Treats. You can find most cafe type items, such as bagels with toppings, quiche, pannis and soups. They even offer Gluten Free options for those who desire or need them.

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