2018 Best of Philly

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Monday, August 13, 2018
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A sneak peak at FYI Philly's annual Best of Philly.

This week on FYI Philly, it's Philadelphia Magazine's annual Best of Philly celebration and we're diving into the list. From food, booze and nightlife to fitness and fun plus shopping, culture and the many ways to self-care, it's time to make or update that bucket list!

Show Set at South Fellini: Best Philly Centric Tees

South Fellini | Facebook

1507 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Best of Philly Soiree

Every year, Philadelphia Magazine throws a big soiree to celebrate the best that Philly has to offer. This year, there were nearly 300 winners.

Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly 2018

List of winners

Best of Philly Restaurants

Philadelphia has a booming restaurant scene with a number of James Beard Award-winning chefs and new restaurants popping up all over town. Here are some of Philadelphia Magazine's favorites for food lover's looking for a good meal.

Best New Restaurant

SURAYA | Facebook

1528 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

215-302-1900

Best Power Lunch Spot

The Love Restaurant | Facebook

130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-433-1555

Best Farm to Table

Cadence | Instagram: @cadencerestaurant

161 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Best Brunch in the Burbs

The Bercy | Facebook

7 Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 1900

Restaurant You Wish You Could Live In

Tuna Bar | Facebook

205 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215- 238-8862

Best BYOB

Hearthside BYOB | Facebook | Instagram: @hearthsidebyob

801 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

Best Modern Dumpling

Baology | Facebook

1829 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-999-2263

Best of Philly Dishes

Philadelphia has lots of great restaurants but sometimes you're looking for something specific: a cheesesteak, a burger, or fried chicken. Here are some individual dishes that earned the Best of Philly title.

Best Burger

Rex 1516 | Facebook

1516 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

267-319-1366

Best Charcuterie

Royal Boucherie

52 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

267-606-6313

Best Fried Chicken

Love & Honey | Facebook

1100 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Best Place to Score Cutlets just like Mom-Moms:

Cotoletto | Facebook

201 Jefferson Street, Belmont Hillss, PA 19004

610-660-5224

Best Meatballs

Mama's Meatballs | Facebook

2673 Haddonfield Road, Pennsauken, N.J. 08110

856-438-5674

Best BBQ

Mike's BBQ | Facebook

1703 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Best Falafel

Goldie | Facebook

1526 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Best Octopus

Oloroso | Facebook

1121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

267-324-3014

Best of Philly: Breads and Pastries

Here's a look at Philly Mag's picks for Best bread and pastries.

Best Bakery

The Kettle Black: | Facebook

631 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Best English Muffin

Philly Bread

Best Croissant

Machine Shop Boulangerie | Facebook

901 S 9th St, Room 403 (Bok Building), Philadelphia, PA 19147

856-434-2352

Best Bread Basket

Noord | Facebook

1046 Tasker Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Best of Philly: Bars, Booze and Nightlife

Here are Philadelphia Magazine's picks for the best in bars, booze and nightlife.

Best Brew Pub

Yards Brewing Company | Facebook

500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Best Cidery

Hale & True Cider Co. | Facebook

613 S 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Best Bar for Day Drinking

Harper's Garden | Facebook

31 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Best Club For People Who Hate Clubs

SPiN Philadelphia | Facebook

211 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

267-463-4850

Best Club for Absolute Silliness

Concourse Dance Bar | Facebook

1635 Market Street, Philadelphia PA, 19103

Best Drag Show

Bob & Barbara's | Facebook

1509 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

215-545-4511

Best of Philly Best Healthy Meal Delivery: Performance Meal Prep

Wanna know where local trainers and athletes go to stay healthy?

Performance Meal Prep | Facebook

267-290-4452

Best of Philly Fitness

Whether you're on a budget or pressed for time, here are some of Philadelphia Magazine's picks for best fitness.

Best Ziplining

Treetop Quest Philly | Facebook

51 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

267-901-4145

Best Outdoor Workout

Art Museum Steps

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Best Midday Workout

X-Force Philadelphia | Facebook

The Graham Building

One Penn Square West, 30 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-372-9090

Best 2-in-1 Workout

BPM Fitness | Facebook

1808 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

215-515-3110

Best Budget Gym Chain

The Edge Fitness Clubs | Facebook

Multiple locations; Cherry Hill, Delran, Deptford, Washington Township and Northeast Philadelphia opening in summer.

Best of Philly Self Care

Philadelphia magazine wants its readers to know the best of the best when it comes to Self-Care. We've rounded up their top picks from best salon to best meditation studio.

Best New Salon in the City

Moxie Blue Salon

205 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Best Skin Care Destination

3000 BC Midtown | Instagram

834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA19107

Best Hangover Helper

City Hydration IV Therapy

1315 Walnut Street, Suite #1403, Philadelphia PA 19107

215-416-0109

Best Meditation Studio

Vitality Meditation | Facebook

1856 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

Best of Philly DIY Night Out: Wax & Wine

Where you can craft your own candle and create your own signature scent. Oh and it's BYO.

Wax & Wine | Facebook

1034 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

215- 309-3424

Best of Philly Shopping

The Best of Philly list wouldn't be complete without shopping. Get your bags ready. Here are Philly Mag's picks for shopping bliss.

Best Store You Could Spend All Day In

United by Blue | Facebook

205 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

267-457-3114

Best Showstopper Shoes

Blue Sole Shoes

1805 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-496-9244

Best Clothes for a Sweat Sesh

Sole Active

107 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

856-427-7840

Best Closet Staples

KIN Boutique

1014 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-309-3870

Best Women's Accessories

Kirna Zabete

915 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA

610-581-7777

Best Place to Start the Most Hipster Habit Possible:

Philly Typewriter

1439 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

267-541-2100

Best Dance Company

Ballet X | Facebok

165 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

215-225-5389

Best Theater Subscription

The Wilma Theater | Facebook

265 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

215-546-7824

Best New Philly Tradition

Illuminated Fountain Performances at Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19248

610-388-1000

Best of Philly Best Workout Trend: Puppy Yoga

You may not get much of a workout but you'll help animals find homes and get lots of puppy snuggles.

Popping up at studios like

Open Box Athletics | Facebook

1931 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Amrita Yoga & Wellness | Facebook

1204 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

267-928-3176

Shelter Me

Mainline Animal Rescue has joined forces with the Pennsylvania SPCA and together, the groups hope to save even more lives.

Mainline Animal Rescue

1149 Pike Springs Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425

The Pennsylvania SPCA | Facebook

350 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134

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