Where to Eat Near the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Uncategorized December 14, 2019 Where to Eat Near the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Looking for where to eat near the Philadelphia Museum of Art?

You’re probably either already at the museum with a grumbling stomach, or you’re planning a trip and want the lowdown on the best eats in town. Maybe you’re doing team building in Philadelphia and want to grab a bite afterward.

Either way, our renegade tours need fuel, and Philly has some amazing food to prepare or recharge after your museum adventure.

We’ve spent years in and around the museum and have the full scoop on the best places to fill your gullet before/after/in-between an awesome trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Check below for the full list!


On this page you’ll find restaurants categorized as quick eats, bang for your buck, delicious sitdown, brunch & coffee, vegan & juice, and drinks. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Here are our guide’s absolute favorite food spots near the Philadelphia Museum of Art:


Wholefoods — You know the deal. If you’re hungry and in a hurry, Wholefoods is a great spot to grab quality food in a pinch and it’s real close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Rybread Cafe — These sandwiches are off the charts. Great breakfast/brunch spot too. There’s outdoor seating in the back.

Luigi’s Pizza Fresca —  Just look at the picture below. Luigi’s is a classic Philly slice at a great price. We’re partial to the Godfather Pizza, you know what I mean?


Fare — New American. Great decor, ambiance and friendly service. Surprisingly affordable. The Apple Ricotta Pancakes are like no other.

Figs — Cozy hole-in-the-wall serving delicious Moroccan. Huuuge portions. BYOB, cash only.

Jack’s Firehouse — Have you ever eaten in a 19th century firehouse? Well here’s your shot. Yummy Southern BBQ in a cozy interior.


Umai Umai — Some call it the best sushi in Philly. Whether you’re bold enough to make that call, there’s no question that Umai Umai is worth your time (and money) if you’re a sushi lover.

La Calaca Feliz — Authentic Mexican food with amazing service. Mouthwatering nachos and guacamole. Gluten-free options are available, staff is accommodating.


Sabrina’s Cafe — Everywhere you’ll look, you’ll find great reviews of Sabrina’s Cafe. And for good reason. You won’t find a better option for brunch in the Art Museum area. Huge portions, good prices.

Zorba’s Tavern — Delicious, upscale traditional Greek food. A total neighborhood spot — quaint and cozy. BYOB.

The Bishop’s Collar — Laid-back atmosphere at this bar/cafe with brunch offerings and good prices. Outside seating available.


iPho — Pho anyone? Lots of veg options at this quaint hole-in-the-wall. Delicious food, friendly staff, affordable prices.

Snap Kitchen — Their motto is “healthy, handmade meals for busy people.” Whether you’re gluten free, dairy free, paleo, vegan, or none of the above, Snap Kitchen’s got you covered.

The Belgian Cafe — The vegan chipped beef is the real deal. Huge beer selection. Get. The. Fries.


Krupa’s Tavern — Old-school and unpretentious. Local bar with a homey feel. Lots of soul in this place. Joe the Bartender has been rocking it for over 35 years.

The Green Room — One word: divey. Tons of pool tables if that’s your thing. Darts too. Cheap beer, cash only.

Urban Saloon — Great prices, good food. One poetic reviewer put it like this: “I spent the remainder of the night excitedly eating my tater tots and sipping beer in the shadow of Eastern State.”

Alright, now that food’s covered — ready to grab tickets for an unforgettable tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art? We guarantee you’ll have an amazing time. See you there! 

written with 💖 by Jesse Sussman

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