We all know the city of Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love. Known for being one of those tough blue -collar cities on the East Coast it’s only right we find out about the hidden gems Philly has to offer aside from their amazing cheesesteaks! Here’s the top ten best cheap eats of Philadelphia, thats not cheesesteaks.. “A yo Adriaaaaan!”

1. Wah-Gi-Wah


Wah-Gi-Wah serves Pakistani food and is famous for its fried chicken. The owner Atif Khan offers mouth-watering fried, juicy, and spicy chicken. You can change the spice level according to your taste. A half chicken meal only costs $7.99.

2. Love and Honey Fried Chicken


Looking for a real Philly vibe? Hit up Love and Honey Fried chicken. Their most popular order are the buttermilk fried chicken tenders and you can get 7 of those just for $10. Also, the menu includes crispy Nashville hot chicken sandwiches with slaw and sweet pickles that only cost $12. 

3. Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House

Visit Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House to satisfy all your cravings in a single place. They offer hand-drawn and shaved noodles, either served in soups or stir-fried dishes. The portions are pretty large and the costs are highly affordable. 

4. Goldie


Goldie is pretty famous for its falafels, but the menu also includes sandwiches and fries. Goldie’s Tehina shakes are famous among the customers because they come in a few flavors and only cost $5. 

5. Johnny's Hots


The menu of Johnny’s Hots includes sandwiches, hot dogs, and cheesesteaks. Johnny’s Hots is the perfect place to get breakfast and lunch at an affordable price. A basic light breakfast only costs around $5 while a heavy meal only costs around $10. 

6. Siddiq's Real Fruit Water Ice


You can’t complete your Philly experience without hitting Siddiq’s Real Fruit Water Ice. They come in different flavors such as mango lemonade, white grape, and cantaloupe. A Water Ice only costs $5. 

7. Nam Phuong


If you want to encounter some Vietnamese cuisine, visit Nam Phuong. They offer extraordinary pho and other Vietnamese delights. The menu has a wide selection and it includes soups, rice platters, and noodle dishes. Some of these dishes only cost around $12. 

8. South Philly Barbacoa


South Philly Barbacoa is quite famous for its tacos and consommé. This place is ideal for family size portions. The fresh juices are also on point!

9. Stargazy


Stargazy is renowned for its savory pies. Here is a little tip: get the beef and onion! Along with pies, the menu also includes sausage rolls and sweets. 

10. The Dandelion


Visit The Dandelion to get an authentic London dining experience in Philly. The classic and traditional British food fills up the menu including traditional roast, steak and chips, rabbit pies, and cask ale.