Foodie Itinerary: Take A Trip Around the Globe

Photo: Yanako

Photo: Yanako

Fuel up for your global cuisine itinerary in East Falls in the adorable greenhouse at Vault + Vine Cafe at 3507 Midvale Avenue, which features locally-roasted High Point coffee in their seasonal coffee drinks and fresh-baked treats with lots of vegan options. And if you’d like to get a workout in or stretch your legs and take a stroll, this is also a great spot for a walk, run, or bike ride along the scenic Schuylkill River.

When it’s time for lunch a 7-minute drive up Ridge Avenue to Roxborough will bring you to quick service Greek at Yiro Yiro at 6204 Ridge Avenue, whose slow-roasted lamb and chicken or crispy falafel with thick-and-garlicky Tzatziki will have you saying “Opa”! We’d also suggest a quick walk up to family-owned Cafe Roma at 6147 Ridge Avenue for ricotta-filled cannoli, worthy of an Italian grandma, and a fresh cappuccino (best made by Mario himself).  

If another walk is in order after lunch, you’re just a few minutes from the beautiful Wissahickon Valley Park, with the Wissahickon Creek Trailhead just a 5-10 minute walk or bike ride away (and only 2 minutes by car!). 

For dinner, the world awaits! Just a few minutes down Ridge Avenue, The Spicy Belly at 3847 Terrace Street brings a little kick to every dish with their unique spin on Korean-Jamaican fusion dishes. Customer favorites include the mo-bay bimbap, their bone-in chicken wings, and the jerk chicken egg rolls!

Just a short drive to Main Street, get a taste of Asia at 4345 Main Street where you’ll find Japanese restaurant Yanako. Owner and head chef Moon Krapugthong, serves up authentic flavors for both lunch and dinner. We highly suggest the spicy tuna roll and the crispy pineapple-mango shrimp.

If Chinese food is what you’re feeling, head over to Chestnut Hill for Cin Cin at 7838 Germantown Avenue for French-Asian fusion or Paris Bistro at 8235 Germantown Ave, who also offers three sets of live jazz music nightly Thursday thru Sunday. Chestnut Hill’s Market At The Fareway at 8221 Germantown Avenue is another stop for quick and casual global cuisine, featuring popular vendors such as Chicko Tako, Momos of Tibet, Saigon Noodle Bar, Shundeez Market, and Tokyo Sushi. And, if you’re looking for some of the best Thai food in the Philadelphia region, you’ve got to check out Thai Kuu in Chestnut Hill. Looking for Indian cuisine instead? Jyoti and Tiffin in Mt. Airy, and Banjara in Chestnut Hill are some fantastic choices! 

And if all that walking made you hungry for a nice big bowl of pasta, Mt Airy’s Trattoria Moma at 7131 Germantown Avenue offers generous portions of inventive Italian dishes in a snug little storefront where you can BYOB. And if you still have room for dessert, Mi Puebla Restaurant & Bakery is just a few doors down at 7157 and has yummy Mexican dessert to enjoy there or later, including their melt in your mouth tres leches cake.