Best cheese curds in 215

I believe fried cheese is the best thing since sliced bread. It is crunchy and gooey and filled with happiness. I can assure you that no one you know likes fried cheese more than I do, and because of that, I decided to create a list of my favorite places that serve cheese curds. Without further ado, the best cheese curds in the city:

Fox and Sons

Reading Terminal. 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Rating: 5/5.
Ideal for: Quick lunch, snack.
Price: mid-Price.

This is the top place to eat cheese curds in 215 for three reasons: convenient location, you can get cheese curds without getting anything else, and the taste. The cheese curds maintain the flavor of the cheese with an added crisp for the crust- which is gluten-free. Plus it comes with a delicious ranch sauce or a spicy ketchup one.

More than that, every item at Fox and Sons is gluten free and it also serve vegan and vegetarian food.





Bud and Marilyn’s

1234 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Rating: 4/5.
Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration.
Price: Mid-Price.

You might know that the main reason I went to  Bud and Marilyn‘s was to try its cheese curds, and I was not disappointed. Although I give a 4 rating to this restaurant, I can say that these cheese curds are a 10/10. I absolutely loved them and would go back to this restaurant solely to eat its cheese curds. Crispy, gooey, full of cheese. Just what I wanted!






Landmark Americana

3333 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Rating: 4.5/5.
Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration.
Price: Mid-Price.

Landmark is one of my favorite places to go to around campus. Whenever we want to go to a place nearby without spending too much money we go to Landmark. I have tried the cheese curds a couple of times, and they are great. They are more like mozzarella sticks in ball forms rather than cheese curds, but they do the job! The only thing I do not like is that they are a little too spicy for my taste, so I normally skip this appetizer and go straight for my food.






Porta Pizza

1216 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Rating: 4.5/5.
Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration.
Price: Mid-Price.

Porta became one of my new favorite Italian’s in the city, so naturally, I was going to try its cheese curds. I don’t know if it was because we ate a lot that day or because the insane amount of food we ordered that night, but oh my this cheese curds were just too much. Yes, I think that they were too greasy, the crust was not as crispy, although the cheese was delicious. I would say that they are an item that you should definitely try, but I am not sure if I’ll ever order them again.






The Cow and The Curd

Varies/Food Truck
Rating: 3.5/5.
Ideal for: Quick Snack
Price: Low to Mid-Price.

I am beyond sad about this place. See, the first time I tried them they tasted just like heaven. The Cow and the Curd used to give you a bowl of different type of cheeses, all equally delicious, battered and deep-fried at the moment. Each portion used to come with a spicy sauce that I absolutely adore, although I ate them with ketchup. They were so good, that they reminded me of tequeños (white cheese wrapped in dough, typical from Venezuela). Now I have to say that the quality went down, which makes me sad. I have eaten at different food truck festivals and it is not the same as before. They are still delicious and I still buy them, but I miss the mix of cheeses and spicy sauce.