Looking to uncover all that Spruce Hill has to offer? Get to know this Philadelphia neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Middle Eastern market to a shaved ice and popsicles.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Spruce Hill, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Makkah Market
Topping the list is Middle Eastern and halal grocery store, Makkah Market. Located at 4249 Walnut St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 60 reviews on Yelp.
Philly Mag highlighted this 24-hour spot for its "cheap eats." Look for bites like egg and cheese sandwiches, blackened tilapia and curry chicken.
2. Chili Szechuan
Next up is Chinese spot Chili Szechuan, situated at 4205 Chestnut St. With four stars out of 128 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
On the menu, look for cumin lamb skewers, dry-braised fish fillet and stir-fried tofu with veggies.
3. Saad's Halal Restaurant
Halal spot Saad's Halal Restaurant is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 4500 Walnut St., 4.5 stars out of 604 reviews.
This eatery was called a "go-to for the area’s Middle Eastern community" by the Food Network. Look for dishes like lamb shawarma platters, falafel sandwiches and American-style bites like cheesesteaks and chicken wings.
4. Ice Cave
Finally, Ice Cave, a spot to score desserts and bubble tea, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 118 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4507 Baltimore Ave. to see for yourself.
This spot specializes in Taiwanese-style shaved ice, according to its website. Look for shaved ice in flavors of salted caramel and mango and milk. There are also popsicles like its vegan lemongrass watermelon.