Biscuits and gravy isn’t just a dish served exclusively in the South. It’s a delicious, sometimes decadent, breakfast meal. If you want really good biscuits, you can get sausage gravy and biscuits at these top five places.
Green Egg’s Café
212 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 861-0314

The Green Egg’s Café not only puts out a delicious biscuits and gravy, the restaurant is also very family friendly and kid oriented. The establishment serves typical biscuits with sausage gravy and an additional meal called “ The Kitchen Sink” which features, three eggs, cheese, potatoes, peppers and onions on an over-sized biscuit and covered in the sausage gravy. For $12, it’s pretty out of this world and filling. There is a total of three locations in the city, so if the midtown location isn’t convenient, you can stop by one in South Philly or Northern Liberties.

Honey Sit N Eat
2101 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 732-5130

Comfort food is this restaurant’s specialty, and most breakfast dishes will fall into the comfort food category especially biscuits and gravy. If you like your gravy on the heavy side and your food homemade, this is a great option. Plus everything else is also homemade, and full of comfort. Honey Sit N Eat is so popular the restaurant has two locations; the other is in Northern Liberties. You can also order online and have food brought to you, and Honey Sit N Eat even does catering.

Grub House
2340 Hemberger St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 334-3525

At Grub house, you can find plenty of comfort food options and breakfast choices, since breakfast/brunch is what this restaurant is known for. It is open Wednesday through the weekend from 9 am to 2 pm (It is open an hour later on Saturday & Sunday). If you like biscuits and gravy, but you also want a burrito, the restaurant has that too. Grub House serves up a large breakfast burrito, smothered in sawmill gravy. The kitchen also makes jalapeno tater tots that are nearly as popular as everything else. Grub House’s tag line is “a Down Home spot for American Eats” and that appears to be accurate.

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Devil’s Alley Bar & Grill
1907 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 751-0707

Just because it has bar & grill in the title, doesn’t mean this establishment doesn’t have a great sausage and biscuits dish. It also maybe just the reason you wish to go. Early in the day you can get some delicious homemade biscuits and gravy. The biscuits are handmade and are especially raved about. And if you time it right, you can wash it down with any of the variety of beers that are always on tap and in stock. Devil’s Alley is open all day, so you can get brunch, lunch and dinner here. If you are looking for something lighter later, people also love Devil’s Alley’s veggie burgers.

White Dog Café
3420 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 386-9224

Just because you are looking for sausage gravy doesn’t mean you don’t want it made the healthiest way possible. The White Dog Café is a good choice for those who prefer to eat local and sustainable. The restaurant is often a top pick among foodies and does offer a breakfast menu which includes sausage and gravy. Thei menu is seasonal and organic, so the gravy here will be made with organic dairy products free of hormones and pastured raised meat also free from hormones and additives.

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Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here