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Restaurants That Offer Classes in Philadelphia


Get in touch with your inner chef at these Philly restaurants, where you can learn a thing or two about cooking, drinking and culinary history (all while enjoying some food and booze yourself).

  • Italian Spring Garden
    Osteria Map 640 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-763-0920
    Food27 Decor25 Service26 Cost$55

    Marc Vetri’s North Philly Italian gem offers regular classes on everything from pizza- and bread-making to butchery. For $175 per person, you get the chance to cook with Jeff Michaud, Adam Leonti and even Vetri himself - plus wine and assorted dish tastings.

  • Italian East Passyunk Crossing
    Le Virtù Map 1927 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-271-5626
    Food27 Decor22 Service23 Cost$49

    This East Passyunk Italian favorite recently hosted a series of summer dessert-making classes on its outdoor patio, with pastry chef Angela Ranalli showing students how to make treats like fried chocolate ravioli and saffron spumoni for $65 per person.

  • American Washington Square West
    Farm & Fisherman Map 1120 Pine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 267-687-1555
    Food27 Decor21 Service26 Cost$56

    This summer, Farm & Fisherman chef Josh Lawler took nose-to-tail to a whole new level, offering a series of butchery classes at the restaurant that taught students how to use every part of a pig, goat, lamb and cow. Classes ranged from $125 to $160 in cost and also included a five-course, meat-heavy feast.

  • Italian Spring Garden
    Alla Spina Map 1410 Mt Vernon St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-600-0017
    Food25 Decor25 Service22 Cost$28

    Marc Vetri’s North Philly Italian gastropub is all about the beer - which is why the restaurant offers regular classes for brew lovers. Learn how to distinguish between different breweries and types of beer or create your own beer cellar for just $25 per person.

  • Hot Dog Bella Vista
    Hot Diggity! Map 630 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 267-886-9253
    Food24 Decor18 Service22 Cost$11

    Learn the history of hot dogs and various regional styles at Hot Diggity University, held every month at this popular South Street hot dog shop. Classes cost $45 per person, and yes, plenty of hot dogs and beer will be served.

  • Asian University City
    Pod Map 3636 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-387-1803
    Food24 Decor25 Service24 Cost$42

    Learn how to make sushi like the pros at Pod’s new sushi-making classes, held twice a night every Sunday through Thursday. For $35 per person, you’ll learn how to prepare your favorite rolls with chefs Tomoyuki Takasu and Mr. Kim - and get plenty to eat and drink, too. With a max size of eight students per class, you can expect plenty of hands-on action and one-on-one attention.

  • Gastropub Washington Square West
    Strangelove's Map 216 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-873-0404
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    On the first Tuesday of every month at 5 PM sharp, this Washington Square West gastropub hosts a free Beer School, where various craft brews are sampled and discussed. As it says on the restaurant’s website, “college credits be damned, this will just make you smarter.”

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