If you find yourself in the historic area on a weekday at lunchtime, Amada, one of Philly’s best restaurants, has an amazing lunch deal. Choice of soup, plus choice of salad or sandwich for $14.50. Sure, it isn’t as cheap as hitting up a food truck, but hey, you get what you pay for.
There are two soups to choose from. When I went, it was a warm day, so I had the gazpacho with ham, olive and egg. Cool, refreshing, and tasty. There are four salads and four sandwiches to choose from. I had the delicious skirt steak pepito, pictured above. All sandwiches are served with spicy fries.
The portions for the Catalan Express Lunch are normal size, not tapas size as you might expect from the city’s premiere tapas restaurant. I left plenty full. Lunch is served Monday to Friday from 11:30am – 2:30pm.
217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106