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Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Philadelphia's East Kensington neighborhood

Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Philadelphia's East Kensington neighborhood
Soup Kitchen Cafe | Photo: Benji B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 27, 2019.

Looking to uncover all that East Kensington has to offer? Get to know this Philadelphia neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a brewery to a spot to grab coffee and a comic book.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in East Kensington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Topping the list is brewery Philadelphia Brewing Company. Located at 2440 Frankford Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 138 reviews on Yelp.

This spot was named one of Philadelphia's best "outdoor spaces for drinking and fun." On the menu, look for for year-round and seasonal brews. Try the Walt Wit or the Joe Coffee Porter.

2. Soup Kitchen Cafe

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Next up is New American spot Soup Kitchen Cafe, which offers sandwiches and soups, situated at 2146 E. Susquehanna Ave. With four stars out of 297 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

This spot's motto is "Eat Soup, Drink Beer, Be Well," and it offers eats like meatloaf and roasted beet sandwiches, along with brews and specialty cocktails. Complement your meal with a vodka cucumber lemonade.

3. Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

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Coffee and tea spot Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, which offers comic books and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2578 Frankford Ave., 4.5 stars out of 77 reviews.

This spot's owner, Ariell Johnson, recently won an  inclusivity award from the Anti-Defamation League for embracing women, minorities and the LGBT community. Expect to find magazines and toys, along with coffee and baked goods. 

5. Martha

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Check out Martha, which has earned four stars out of 107 reviews on Yelp. You can find the cocktail bar and New American spot at 2113 E. York St. 

This spot is the brainchild of Jon Medlinsky, formerly of the Khyber Pass Pub. On the menu, look for charcuterie boards, vegetable plates and hoagies. There's also a wide selection of brews, liquor and wine.

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