Philadelphia is a culinary hub when it comes to restaurants. There is always something nearby to satisfy every craving. Students in University City will be exposed to food preparation from all over the world. Both upscale restaurants and cheap pubs are within a short walk of campus. Students make sure to utilize more expensive restaurants, like Penne, when parents come to town. Most students take advantage of Philadelphia's restaurants on the weekends. Take a walk or a subway ride into Center City and try something new every week. Drexel students never run out of restaurants.
Philly is known primarily for its cheesesteak joints and its Italian, Indian, Thai, French, and fusion restaurants. Although Philadelphia is one of the richest cities when it comes to fine (and not-so-fine) cuisine, many of its students don't have excessive funds. It gets very expensive to eat out frequently. Many of the more popular establishments like Pod and Penne are very expensive because of their location in University City. Students can easily fall victim to eating out too often due to monotonous meal plans. As long as students utilize cheap food trucks, it's easy to find an inexpensive meal. Some things to keep in mind when eating in Philly: A Philly cheesesteak is just a "cheesesteak," not a "Philly steak" or a "steak sandwich," and a hoagie is a lunchmeat sandwich on a long roll with lettuce and tomato—don't ever call it a "sub" or a "hero."