There are a lot of options for off-campus dining. In the surrounding community alone, there are dozens of places to go to find food. The good thing about these places is that many of them accept Diamond Dollars, Temple's dining currency. Temple students and staff have more than enough different selections of food to choose from. This is why many students put on the Freshman 15. Eating off campus can cost more money than one might expect. There are few restaurants within walking distance, so without a car, you will not only be paying for your food, but also your transportation. If you have reliable transportation and some money to burn, Philly has an excellent selection of restaurants. The historic feel of the city is well worth the cost.
Some of the types of food that are offered range from cheesesteak (which Philadelphia is known for) to Japanese, so you never get bored eating the same thing every day. In addition to dinner options in North Philly, Philadelphia also offers a range of different restaurants in both Center City and Old City. Most new residents are drawn to Pat’s cheesesteaks or Geno’s. The two have been long-time rivals, so try both and pick your favorite. If you are feeling a little adventurous, head away from the center of the city and into one of the smaller neighborhoods, with small restaurants found on almost every corner. You will find friendly people and excellent, cheap food. If you’re a late eater, there are numerous places open late that deliver. There is a little something for everyone, no matter what you are in the mood for or what the occasion is.