My friend Bri is currently visiting from Atlanta, GA, and she has commented on how it seems we New Jerseyans are consumed with eating two things: hoagies and pizza.
The more I think about it, the more I think she’s right. Everyone around here has their favorite, hoagie place, cheesesteak place, chicken cheesesteak place, pizza place, thin-crust pizza place, their favorite chain pizza place, their favorite deep-dish pizza place, and so on.
When my family wants to order takeout, we don’t have many options. Well, we do have many options, but we only ever really have to choose between two: pizza or hoagies. From there, we either have to decide where to order pizza, or we call up Lee’s (we only order hoagies and cheesesteaks from one place in the world).
When it comes to eating out, we often run into the same problem… although, eating at amazing pizza places is not necessarily TOO big of a problem. One of my favorite pizza places outside of my suburban bubble is in Philadelphia, and it’s called Soho Pizza.
Soho Pizza is on Market between Bank and Strawberry, just a block away from the bridge to Penn’s Landing. They make amazing pizza, and they serve huge slices with delicious toppings. My personal favorite is the Chicken Parm Pizza, which has perfectly cooked chicken parm atop a slice of cheesy pizza with marinara sauce. It is absolutely mouthwatering and I highly recommend it! They also make great cheesesteaks – Bri had a buffalo chicken cheesesteak when we went yesterday and it was oozing with cheese, sauce, and tasty chicken.
Soho Pizza is within walking distance from the historic district, so if you are looking for a place to cool down and grab a slice after seeing the Liberty Bell, I suggest you take a walk down Market Street and make a stop at Soho Pizza (it’s on the right side of the street if you are walking towards the water). Plus, if you walk just a few more blocks, The Franklin Fountain will be on your right and you can grab a dish of delicious homemade ice cream or a freshly made root beer float!