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Explore the 3 top spots in Philadelphia's Old Kensington neighborhood

Explore the 3 top spots in Philadelphia's Old Kensington neighborhood
Helm | Photo: Inga R./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 27, 2020.

Looking to uncover all that Old Kensington has to offer? Get to know this Philadelphia neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a New American restaurant to a Vietnamese spot.

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

1. Helm

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Topping the list is New American spot Helm. Located at 1303 N. Fifth St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 221 reviews on Yelp. 

This spot, which is headed by former chefs of popular spots like Fork and Stateside, centers its meals around produce sourced from the city's urban farms according to Philly Eater. On the menu, look for chicken paired with sunchokes or pierogies. 

2. Good Spoon Soupery

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Good Spoon Soupery, a spot to score soups and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1400 N. Front St., 4.5 stars out of 127 reviews. 

CBSN Philly called this spot's soups "so good you don't want it to end." On the menu, look for hearty meals like Senegalese chicken and peanut stew or curried red lentil soup. There are also salads and baked goods. 

3. Street Side

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Street Side, a Vietnamese spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 120 Yelp reviews. Head over to 165 W. Girard Ave. to see for yourself. 

This BYOB-friendly restaurant specializes in Asian-style street food, according to its website. On the menu, look for dumplings, bánh mì sandwiches and vermicelli noodles.


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