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

Photo: Seven Swords Tattoo Company/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on March 23, 2020.

Spending time in East Kensington? Get to know this Philadelphia neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a hair salon and boutique to a tattoo shop.

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. F.A.N.

Photo: F.A.N./Yelp

Topping the list is hair stylist spot F.A.N.. Located at 2472 Frankford Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 59 reviews on Yelp.

This spot, headed by husband and wife duo Kristy Lee and Andreas Billig, also serves as an accessories boutique and a photo studio. On the beauty menu, look for haircuts and coloring, along with makeup applications and waxing services. 

2. Philadelphia Brewing Company

Photo: Lucas e./Yelp

Next up is brewery Philadelphia Brewing Company, situated at 2440 Frankford Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 144 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

This spot was named one of the city's top beer gardens for its dog-friendly atmosphere. On the menu, look for year-round beers and seasonal ales. 

3. Soup Kitchen Cafe

photo: danielle s./yelp

New American spot Soup Kitchen Cafe, which offers sandwiches and soups, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2146 E. Susquehanna Ave., four stars out of 305 reviews. 

This spot specializes in small-batch soups made from scratch, according to its website. Other items include breakfast sandwiches, homemade meatloaf on a baguette and sides like mac and cheese. 

4. Seven Swords Tattoo Company

Photo: seven swords tattoo company/Yelp

Seven Swords Tattoo Company, a tattoo spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 26 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2580 Frankford Ave. to see for yourself. 

This spot, which boasts another location in Asheville, North Carolina, was voted one of the best tattoo and piercing spots in Philadelphia. 


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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