We love Philadelphia – museums, restaurants and various events – all amazing experiences that make you think the Main Line might be boring in comparison. Students and Main Line residents alike know that Kelly’s and Gullifty’s are THE places to be, but did you know that the Main Line is full of amazing hidden gems?
Here are some of the local restaurants you might have heard of, but were reluctant to try on the Main Line. We guarantee that these restaurants will fulfill all your cravings to try something new without leaving a dent in your wallet.
Want to try something different? Why not enjoy a bowl of pho? Pho is Vietnamese noodles served in a delicious broth, with various meats and vegetables catered to your liking. With the temperature getting chillier everyday, Pho Street would be a good place to hit up after a day outside or just for some warmth. By the way, did I mention it’s a good hangover cure?
Having trouble looking for some delicious and healthy food on the Main Line? Zoe’s Kitchen serves up tasty, Mediterranean cuisine based on kabobs, hummus, soup and various other healthy choices. Even if you’re gluten free, Zoe’s Kitchen has a whole separate menu to accommodate your needs.
If you feel brave enough to try something completely different, a la hella spices and flavor, Ekta is an Indian restaurant that serves really good food. Not only is it highly rated in Zagat, the service is impressive as well. We recommend starting out with the Chicken Tikka Masala as your first time and then expanding your Indian cuisine horizons.
Are sandwiches at Connelly and Second Storey just not good enough for you? Why not try Antonella’s Kitchen? It’s an Italian-style deli in Bryn Mawr that serves up savory hoagies, and this is a place that cares about each food that they make. Soups, salads, pasta and sandwiches are all magnificent, and the price is great as well. Workers are friendly, and you’ll leave with a smile on your face, fully satisfied.
You might ask – “We have a Chipotle in Wayne, so why would I go here?” The answer is that El Limon serves up authentic Mexican food. Sure, El Limon may not be as trendy as Chipotle is, but it’s really good.
Their tacos, enchiladas, tostadas and burritos are amazing, and they have a whole selection of different meats to choose from. El Limon is BYOB, so if you’re over 21, grab a couple of friends, and go have some culinary fun (but be responsible). Sadly, guac is extra, but we’re sure you’re used to that, right?
If you’re ever in the mood for good breakfast food, Jeannie’s is the place to be. Their omelets are among the best we’ve ever had (sorry Pit omelet guy!), and their bagel sandwiches are to die for. It’s a tiny place, hidden like Narnia was, so the it kind of feels like a place in a fairy tale. It’s truly a hidden gem, and the nice owners will brighten your day.
See? There are things to do on the Main Line other than going to bars and enjoying a drink. You might never make the trip into Philly again!