My Favorite Place to Eat a Cruffin…

curated by @foodbythegram

It all started with an iPhone 3. After graduating college in 2015, I was eating my way through Philadelphia while trying to figure out what I wanted to do post-college. One of my favorite hobbies was trying new restaurants and then recommending them to my friends and family. I was obsessed with finding the coolest dishes at the coolest places, so Food by the Gram was initially born as a Philly-centric recommendation blog, full of my (iPhone 3) food photos.

Then it all changed.

After eating out upward of 6 times a week (yes, seriously), I felt burnt out, stuffed, and really missed cooking. I grew up cooking and baking, and loved experimenting with different flavors, but it never occurred to me that others might be interested in my recipes too. So, in 2019, I took the plunge and shifted my focus to recipe creation. I spent hours covered in everything from Greek Yogurt to powdered sugar trying to perfect old recipes and create new ones. From there, I found what I really loved: creating healthier recipes that are still delicious, indulgent, and fun. However; I’m all about balance, and have a serious sweet tooth, so you’ll also find some majorly indulgent dessert recipes for when you have a special occasion (or just really want cake).

I believe that you really can have your cake and eat it too.

You won’t find fancy ingredients and high tech anything here. Just real, delicious food that you can totally recreate in your own kitchen. Whether you’re looking for WW recipes, gluten free recipes, or a killer cupcake to bring to your next gathering, I’ve got you covered. My recipes are all things that I make and eat every week, and I hope you love them.

Find my recipes here, and see below for my all-time Philly favorites…including best place to eat cruffin

Best place to eat a Cruffin (& coffee)

Vibrant Coffee Roasters


Best Place to Brunch

Cafe La Maude

Northern Liberties

Everything on their menu is amazing.

Best Reuben Sandwich

Middle Child

Washington Square West

Best Brisket Sandwich



Soppressata Pizza Hidden Gem


Fitler Square

Favorite Cocktail in the City

Oyster House

Center City

the Don Jawn

Favorite spot for seasonal cocktails

White Dog Cafe

University City

meet the member

I’m passionate about creating approachable, delicious recipes, showcasing amazing travel destinations, and sharing the best eats in Philly and beyond.