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Explore the 4 top spots in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood

Spending time in University City? Get to know this Philadelphia neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Mediterranean restaurant to a Sichuan spot. 

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

1. Hummus Grill

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Topping the list is Mediterranean spot Hummus Grill, which offers salads and sandwiches. Located at 3931 Walnut St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 347 reviews on Yelp.

On the menu, look for falafel and chicken shawarma sandwiches, along with grilled salmon, chicken and schnitzel platters and salads. Sides include fried cauliflower and stuffed grape leaves.

2. Beiler's Donuts

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Next up is Beiler's Donuts, a spot to score doughnuts, coffee and tea and ice cream and frozen yogurt, situated at 3900 Chestnut St. With 4.5 stars out of 163 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

This business also boasts locations in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market, Lancaster, Germantown and Maryland. Look for gourmet treats like its chocolate doughnut topped with Fruity Pebbles and its apple fritter. 

3. White Dog Cafe

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Bar, New American, breakfast and brunch spot White Dog Cafe is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3420 Sansom St., four stars out of 1,125 reviews.

The business, which was originally founded in 1983, offers locations in Wayne and Haverford, as well. The restaurant is "known for its environmental sustainability and community engagement," according to its website. The menu offers entrées like Asian-style barbecue pork spare ribs and Thai steak noodle salad.  

4. Han Dynasty

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Han Dynasty, a Sichuan spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 691 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3711 Market St. to see for yourself. 

This Asian-inspired restaurant has locations across Philadelphia, New York City and South Jersey. Look for fried rice, noodles and a variety of dry pot offerings on the menu, such as a dish featuring fried tofu, black mushrooms, bamboo shoots, bell peppers and peppercorns. Complement your meal with a specialty cocktail, such as the Lotus Flower, made with Tito’s vodka, St-Germain, pear, lemon, cinnamon and club soda .


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