West Lofts is on the edge of Walnut Hill, adjacent to Garden Court and the Spruce Hill Neighborhoods - known for their extraordinary array of local establishments. Overall, there are 25 bars and restaurants within walking distance of West Lofts (not one of which is a chain).
LULU Bubble tea (ok “milk tea”), cappuccino, wifi and a front row seat to Walnut Street.
The Farmacy Our favorite place for brunch in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, we are not alone, so be patient.
Local 44 Neighborhood craft beer bar with tasty chow and a killer little Bottle Shop. Their words but true.
Saads OK, we are sharing this with you because you’re a friend. This is the best middle eastern at a very reasonable price behind a very modest façade. Saad is there everyday.
Manakeesh We eat here at least twice a week. Delicious Lebanese cuisine, baklava and smoothies. A lot of baklava.
Koch's Old world charm - or not, depending on their mood - with excellent large (like really large) sandwiches. You will want to go frequently to enjoy “regular” status.
Honest Toms Best burritos in West Philly. Plus they always give you the correct change.
Tampopo An intimate Korean/Japanese cuisine which Yelp reviews often start with some version of “ I feel I should let everyone l know about this treasure but I selfishly want to keep it a secret…”
Ethio Café & Carry Out Delicious typical East African fare, very well executed prepared by family members. Really tasty. If you haven’t tried it, you are in for a treat.
Greenline Café A West Philly institution. Great coffee, everything from vegan fare to donuts and our favorite Gunpowder Green tea. Also wifi and plenty of comfortable chairs.
Center for Culinary Enterprises A kitchen incubator with frequent culinary events and a rotating restaurant space featuring young entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of conventional cuisine.
Clark Park An oasis in West Philly, which we feel is already kind of an oasis. It also boasts a beautiful farmers market from 10am-2pm every Saturday year round, and on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm June-November. Pick up your fruits & veggies, goat cheeses, fresh cut flowers and more from the local vendors.