10 Foodie Finds Near Drexel’s Center City Campus

Photo credit: Milk House.
Photo credit: Milk House.

Recently, the College of Arts and Sciences posted a story about the best fall comfort food finds near Drexel University’s University City Campus.

With the help of the College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Professions, DrexelNow compiled a list of restaurants and cafés where Dragons can enjoy comfort foods near Drexel’s Center City Campus. Take a look at the choices below and maybe you’ll be inspired during your next lunch break!

Crispy Hip City Ranch and sweet potato fries @ HipCityVeg

It’s the vegan (or “chick’n”) version of a classic, crunchy fried chicken sandwich and the sweet potato version of French fries (which come with either a side of cilantro black bean dip or sriracha aioli sauce). HipCityVeg also offers meatless versions of other fast food sandwiches and burgers — good news whether you’re vegan or trying to be a little healthy. There are also HipCityVeg locations in Rittenhouse and University City. 


121 S. Broad St.


Killer sandwiches @ Bubby’s Brisket & Bugsy's Weiners

All the sandwiches are “killer” at Bubby’s Brisket & Bugsy’s Weiners, whether you eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Breakfast sandwiches come in half and whole sizes and can be topped with so many more options than just cheese or meat. Post-breakfast, try the brisket and cheesesteak sandwiches (with similar limitless toppings) and hot dogs — if you consider a hot dog a sandwich, that is.

Bubby’s Brisket & Bugsy’s Weiners

103 N. 15th St.  


Photo credit: Flying Monkey Bakery.

Whoopie Pies @ Flying Monkey Bakery

What’s more comforting than childhood favorites? Relive your classroom cafeteria days with a classic whoopie pie at Flying Monkey Bakery or try one of the flavored concoctions, like red velvet, pumpkin, oatmeal peanut butter cookie or cookies ‘n’ cream whoopie pies.

Flying Monkey Bakery

Reading Terminal Market

1146 Arch St.


Mac ‘n’ Cheese Burger @ Hunger Burger

It’s a mac and cheese burger (with bacon!). What else do you need to know?

Hunger Burger 

Reading Terminal Market

1136 Arch St.


French Onion Soup @ aMuse

This hearty, warm-your-bones soup is just one of the classic French dishes available from the French bistro’s menu, alongside modern twists on tried-and-true recipes.


1421 Arch St.


Photo credit: Shiroi Hana.

Sushi @ Shiroi Hana

Shiroi Hana has the best fix for sushi cravings. An extensive list of rolls (and vegetable rolls!) and à la carte options is rounded out by a sushi appetizer menu list — yes, really — as well as other Japanese offerings like yakitori and gyoza.

Shiroi Hana

222 S. 15th St.


Grilled Cheese @ Milk House

Another decadent, cheesy find that’s sure to brighten a dreary day. Milk House is conveniently located at both Suburban Station and 30th Street Station — great news for commuters.

Milk House Suburban Station

16th St. & JFK Blvd


Peking Duck @ Sang Kee Peking Duck House

Sang Kee Peking Duck House, which bills itself as the first restaurant in Philly to sell Chinese BBQ, offers its signature, namesake dish in a variety of forms — classic half-or whole roasted birds, noodle and dumpling soups (with shrimp or roast pork!), spring rolls and in small plates or family-sized meals complete with loads of sides.

Sang Kee Peking Duck House

238 N 9th St.


Photo credit: Nom Nom Ramen.

Noodle bowls @ Nom Nom Ramen

Hot ramen on a cold day sounds like a perfect combination, right? And Nom Nom Ramen has six versions for you to choose from.

Nom Nom Ramen 

20 S. 18th St.


Noodle Soup @ Vietnam Palace

Rice noodles and clear beef broth are mixed with beef, brisket, tripe and chicken at Vietnam Palace. Not pho you? Try the rice or egg noodles in clear chicken broth with everything from seafood, chicken, shrimp and pork wontons, duck and pork. All soups served with bean sprouts, lime and hot peppers.

Vietnam Palace

222 N 11th Street