Eating out in Philadelphia is a real treat: the ubiquitous street stands sell soft pretzels with mustard for 50¢, chinatown and the italian market are good for ethnic food, while reading Terminal market offers bargain lunches of various cuisines. south street has plenty of good, if rather touristic, places, while pricier, trendier restaurants cluster along s 2nd street in the old city. The South Philly cheesesteak, a hot sandwich of wafer-thin roast beef topped with melted cheese (aka cheez Whiz), varies from place to place around town.

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