Philadelphia Eats: Famous 4th St Delicatessen

✣ Top pick ✣

I love Food Network, and Alton Brown is one of my favourite show host.  I had to come here and try their famous chicken soup.  No, actually I would love to try everything on the menu, but I only have one stomach and I had no eating partner with me on this trip.  Prices may look steep at first, but every dish can easily feed 2-3 people, or it can translate to leftover for the next 2-3 meals.  It’s good solid homemade Jewish food.  Come here with a good appetite, and/or with a few people to share the food.  Don’t forget they will give you a cookie after you finish your meal.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

Famous chicken soup
Serves 2-3.  With Matzo ball, kreplach, noodles, rice, kasha
The lady warned me it’s big before I placed my order (I was prepared for the size).  She even gave me two tupperware before the soup arrived.  It’s a big pot of hearty chicken soup, with a giant matzoh ball in it.  You can probably serve 4-5 people.  The soup was just homemade goodness, plus it was not overly salty.  I do want to say that their kreplach was totally out of this world! However I’m not too happy with their matzoh ball, it’s just not light and fluffy enough.  I thought it was a bit coarse and grainy.
(P.S. I actually did finish the whole pot.  I also need to point out I was famished when I arrived because I skipped meals the night before)

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Famous 4th St Delicatessen
700 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3102, USA
+1 215-922-3274


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