Taste the World

Dream of being a culinary globe trotter, trying foods from all over the world, but you have meetings this afternoon?
Fear not because Shop Penn has brought foods from around the globe here to your doorstep in University City! Fill that culinary passport with stamps as you enjoy cuisine from Mexico, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East right here at home.
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3636 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Offering a taste of Asia here in University City, KPOD is an ultra-modern oasis and a delicious treat for both your taste buds and your eyes. Embodying the surging “K-Wave” that’s enveloped our world, KPOD translates Korean ingenuity into a singular dining experience. Vivacious and vibrant with subtle Seoul-inspired touches, the clean and contemporary University City space is the ideal showcase for chef Peter Serpico, who channels his Korean-American heritage to craft a knowledgeable but non-traditional take on the cuisine. The Korean Fried Chicken Wings and the Korean Dumplings are both must-try. 

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3716 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Who doesn’t love to devour some delicious Mexican food? El Taco has been serving the University City community since 2018 and has now come to Shop Penn with its new location on Spruce Street. Chef Edna Luna takes the lessons learned from her mother who owned a restaurant in Guatemala and puts them to use making Mexican-inspired dishes including crispy tacos, quesadillas, and burrito bowls. When you visit, you have to try the homemade guacamole and salsas, with varieties ranging from creamy chipotle to smoky guajillo or the spicy El Scorpion.

 

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222 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Looking to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean? Drop into Greek Lady of 40th Street for some of the best Greek food in Philadelphia! This family-owned and operated staple has been serving up fresh Greek cuisine since 1982. Our recommendation is an order of stuffed grape leaves to start off then a classic gyro: lamb, chicken or the specialty house gyro with layers of marinated pork.

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3401 Walnut Street
Franklin's Table
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sometimes nothing hits the spot better than an authentic wood oven pizza, well really every time. Pitruco Pizza’s Best of Philly-award winning pizzas are made from a long-fermented dough and carefully crafted toppings, then baked to order in a blazing-hot brick oven in under 3 minutes. Enjoy a delicious Soppressata Pie or a classic Margherita Pizza. Also make sure to keep your eye on their social media for new special pies that change Daily like a prosciutto, cipollini and caraway pizza or a Brûlée’d butternut squash, bacon, caramelized onions and sage pizza.

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3401 Walnut Street
Franklin's Table
Philadelphia, PA 19104

If you are looking for your culinary “Soymate” then look no further than DK Sushi in Franklin’s Table. Born from the underground izakaya at Double Knot, DK offers a menu of fresh, hand-rolled sushi that you can enjoy right there at the counter or get to go. Take a seat at one of the four counter stools and tuck in for a 13-course omakase experience that Food & Wine calls the best in all of Philadelphia! Some of the highlights include tempura crisp salmon, Wagyu beef tataki and sea urchin.

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3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The newest addition to Franklin’s Table, Dizengoff provides a culinary journey to the streets of Israel with freshly-made hummus and rotating seasonal toppings. Named for one of Tel Aviv’s most iconic streets, Dizengoff is modeled on the hummus stalls (hummusiyas) found around every corner of Israel. The hummus with Tunisian spinach goes great with a fresh lemonanna and make sure to top it off with a cup of frozen labneh available only at Franklin’s Table. If you want even more tastes of the middle east don’t forget to visit Dizengoff’s sister restaurant, Goldie, for delicious falafels and tehina shakes.

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3611 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Ooh-La-La! Enjoy the atmosphere of a French bistro right here on Walnut Street in University City at Louie Louie. The menu features influences from European cafes and bistros and offers diverse dishes as well as homemade pastries and desserts. Head there for lunch and enjoy a delicious Tuna Nicoise Salad or a Croque Madam. And any trip to Louie Louie isn’t complete without an order of their superb fresh oysters served with cocktail sauce, their signature louie sauce and mignonette.

Shop Penn features restaurants with menus inspired by cuisines from across the world. Get out and start exploring them all today!

KPOD

El Taco

Greek Lady

Pitruco Pizza

DK Sushi

Dizengoff

Louie Louie Bistro & Bar