March Hit List: Top performing places on NativX last month

The Philly Natives keep the suggestions rolling for their favorite places to eat & drink around Philly, but which ones are the cream of the crop? Here are the top performing spots in the app during the month of March!

Vernick

Address: 2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Briana: "Vernick has been one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia for years. They've now added Vernick Coffee in the new Comcast building."

 

Weckerly's Ice Cream

Address: 9 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Samantha: "Weckerly’s is cozy in size, but their flavors leave a huge impact. The Classic Black & White Sandwich is a solid choice for those who don’t know where to begin, but I suggest going for a scoop or two of their ever-changing flavors like Red Raspberry Stracciatella."

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Cafe La Maude

Address: 816 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Georgie: "The atmosphere is super cute; like stepping into a Parisian cafe! Yes, the prices are a little hefty (i.e. $18 for pancakes), however, everything is totally worth the higher price tag. Their lemon ricotta pancakes with poached apples, pistachios, white chocolate and caramel are some of the best pancakes I've ever had! Be sure to get there before 10am or you'll have to fight the crowds and wait a bit!"

Urban Village Brewing

Address: 1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Cam: "Urban Village is an awesome neighborhood brewpub at the Piazza in Northern Liberties with brick oven pizzas and about a dozen drafts. They have a great happy hour at 5-7 that includes $3 for all draft beer and 1/2 off pizza! They nail every style of beer! Personally my favorite is A.C.E.S. a NE IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and flaked rice and a lot of late addition hops! Has a lot of flavor and goes down easily! They always have crowlers and a limited amount of 4-packs available to-go!"

Cafe Lift

Address: 428 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Erin: "Cafe Lift is another wait for it.. *BYOB* Spot. So again, bring your Prosecco and Champ. They don't take reservations so prepare for a wait in peak hours.. and Cash only! Cafe Lift is a hip, urban/industrial looking spot with a packed menu. Dishes to try here are the lemon ricotta pancakes, cannoli french toast and the Huevos Rancheros."

Green Eggs Cafe - No. Libs

Address: 719 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Erin: "Green Eggs Cafe was one of the first brunch spots I tried (and fell in love with) in Philly. They also do not take reservations so try to get there a bit early in the day, as it gets packed! It is also Cash only and has outdoor seating as well. One of my favorite parts about Green Eggs is the COFFEE.

They always have some unique concoctions and fun, iced drinks. Just like Sabrina's Cafe, they always have a good amount of specials and unique menu items, especially the sweet items.. I see right now they have cookie dough pancakes on the menu... So definitely come here if you have a sweet tooth. My favorite dishes that are always on the menu, are the red velvet pancakes (pictured above), They taste like cupcakes... so prepare for a sugar high. The kitchen sink is a savory skillet covered in a pork sausage gravy that is very satisfying."

SPiN

Address: 211 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Adam: "This is a cool hip ping-pong bar down in the basement of the Cheesecake Factory."

Ranstead Room

Address: 2013 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Brenden: "It's pretty tough to find - which is perfect since it's a speakeasy, but it's a great spot for a more low key night or a unique date. The drinks will definitely satisfy the mixology nerds out there with super creative cocktails. Pro Tip: Eat at El Rey and say you want to go to Ranstead after; they'll take you through the back way so you skip the line - which most of the time is pretty long."

Poes Sandwich Joint

Address: 1429 Marlborough St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Liv: "Perfect grab and go spot for some of the best sandwiches in Philly. Best seller = the Luca Meatball Parm. The meatballs are homemade and the sandwich is named after Poe’s son. Something that is important to me about small businesses is how engaged an owner is with their clientele. Poe holds a high level of customer service to ensure that each person leaves satisfied."

The Cambridge

Address: 1508 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Erin: "The Cambridge has a really awesome brunch menu. The Food is definitely the best part of this rustic, cozy establishment. My favorite dishes are the Layered Breakfast Tostados and the Farmers Market Scramble (SOOO GOOD!) The chicken and waffles are amazing too. \n\n The cocktails here are a little expensive (Mimosas are $13) but they are well made and still yummy. The vibes here as I said above are rustic, welcoming and relaxing. When I think of a Fall morning brunch I think of Cambridge."

Love & Honey Fried Chicken

Address: 1100 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Josh: "The owners of Love and Honey Fried Chicken have an amazing story. They both are graduates of the Culinary Institute of America and are committed to creating authentic recipes. They won Philly magazine's "Best of Philly" Fried Chicken category in 2018"

Roy Pitz

Address: 990 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Cam: "Roy Pitz converted a warehouse on Spring Garden into their barrel house. Inside features art from different local artist on the walls and barrels. They have elevated bar food that goes great with a $3 happy hour pint!"

Silk City

Address: 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Brenden: "Silk City brings in people with all types of personalities which makes for a great time. I'm a big fan of their beer garden which has a pretty trippy vibe. It used to be an old 50s diner (which they still keep that theme), but they've ramped it up with events and a night club feel inside. This is a great changeup from your typical Friday night."