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Feltonville: Five Spices From Five Cultures

Feltonville: Five Spices From Five Cultures

There are many different ethnic groups throughout the Feltonville area of Philadelphia. One of the most prominent things that define a culture or ethnic group is the food associated with it. For each ethnic group in the area, there is also at least one popular spice commonly used in their respective dishes. While these spices […]

 

South Philadelphia: Vietnamese Community United in Prayer

South Philadelphia: Vietnamese Community United in Prayer

A chanting voice flows out of the top floor windows of the Chua Bo De Buddhist Temple in South Philadelphia. A drum beat signals the followers to recite the mantra. Draped in plain blue robes, they crouch down on the floor and plant their heads in the red carpet. The smoky scent of incense wafts […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Great Southeast Asian Restaurants

South Philadelphia: Five Great Southeast Asian Restaurants

South Philly has always been bustling with new cultures. With new immigrants, traditions and families, different types of restaurants have been introduced to the community. For those who wish to try something different, there are a ton of highly accessible restaurants with authentic cuisines from Southeast Asia. Whether you’re in Point Breeze, Newbold or Girard […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Places to Eat Ethnic Cuisine

South Philadelphia: Five Places to Eat Ethnic Cuisine

Forget Pat’s and Geno’s. South Philadelphia’s food culture encompasses much more than just cheesesteaks. The area is home to a vibrant mix of ethnic communities and it is only apropos that South Philadelphia’s gastronomical offerings reflect that. From homestyle Vietnamese dishes to Middle Eastern schwarma straight off a vertical spit, it’s pretty easy to get a […]

 By Alexis Sachdev

Olney: United Out of Diversity

It’s different here. Seven miles north of City Hall and almost a mile east from Broad Street lies Olney. The city’s grid system has broken down, with the Roosevelt Boulevard zooming to the south. After several winding blocks of desolation and abandonment, Fifth Street – a bustling, erratic relic of Philadelphia’s history – emerges. Olney […]