Find yourself at the center of everything you’re craving. Center City’s world-class culinary scene is the finest in the region, including James Beard Award winners, Michelin Star restaurants and Iron Chefs. Cuisines from across the globe can be found at every turn, from Italian and Japanese to Middle-Eastern and Mexican. Center City’s diverse array of eateries include more than just fine-dining. Family-owned BYOBS, casual coffee shops, cocktail bars and more help to satisfy every taste. And no visit to Center City would be complete without a stop at the legendary Reading Terminal Market!
Aqimero: Endless Bubbles & Brunch
Saturdays & Sundays | 12 p.m.-3 p.m.| For just $70 per person, enjoy 4 delicious courses and an endless assortment of bubbly cocktails. Menu highlights include assorted pastries, carb & avocado toast, Mexican chocolate french toast, huevos rancheros, churros and more. Brunch is also available a la carte. Reservations are encouraged.
10 Avenue of the Arts, 215.523.8200
Chinatown Night Market
October 12 | 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) is proud to present YèShì Chinatown Night Market, a 1-night street festival featuring neighborhood restaurants and food trucks.
In Chinatown, along 10th Street and Race Street
Cookbooks & Convos
Now through October 25
Cookbooks & Convos is a celebration of culinary excellence and an invitation to connect, learn, and be inspired by the rich tapestry of women’s contributions to the culinary world.
Events in Center City District:
Hard Rock Cafe: Made For You by Leo Messi Hard Rock Cafe is teaming up with Lionel Messi to launch a new namesake menu item - the Messi Chicken Sandwich. Inspired by one of the soccer legend’s favorite Argentinean dishes growing up, the new “Milanese style” Chicken Sandwich is perfectly timed to Messi’s historic entrance into Major League Soccer. The restaurant wil be streaming the games for the MLS and Premier games.
1113 Market Street, 215.238.1000
Oyster House: Shucking Classes
Tuesdays | 2:30p.m.-3p.m. | Get step-by-step guidance on the art of oyster shucking for $126 per couple. After a few practice oysters, the class includes 1 dozen to shuck and eat, plus 2 glasses of champagne. Classes are 30 minutes and reservations are required.
1516 Sansom Street, 215.567.7683
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Chef-in-Residence
September 29-October 1 | 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Chef-in-Residence, Gil Arends from Puyero Venezuelan Café
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, 215.763.8100
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square: Afternoon Tea “Le Goûter”
Fridays & Saturdays | 1 p.m.-3 p.m.| Enjoy a variety of scones, tea sandwiches, pastries and a selection of nine different teas during this French-inspired Afternoon Tea. Reservations can be made via OpenTable or by calling 215.569.8300.
120 South 17th Street, 215.569.8300
Walnut Garden: Reopened September 8
This new urban cocktail garden, located in the heart of Rittenhouse, is a must-visit destination. Whether you are looking to relax after a long day of work, savor a delightful brunch or create unforgettable family memories, Walnut Garden will undoubtedly become your new go-to spot. So visit and sip a signature cocktail in this cozy and trendy outdoor oasis.
1700 block of Walnut Street