The plan was to walk from the Liberty Bell to Reading Terminal, an indoor market with food stalls dishing up cheesesteaks, crepes, soft pretzels, and a myriad other options. This is one of the best places to find a cheap meal in Philly.
But it started raining and we were without an umbrella so we stepped inside the nearest restaurant, Delicatessan: A Modern Jewish Deli.
I ordered a bowl of chicken noodle soup--at $5 it worked within our budget.
"You ordered well," our waiter said. "It's the owner's mom's recipe."
Everything about the soup was perfect--the broth was homemade, flavor and just a little bit oily. The noodles were thick, not at soggy. The chicken was moist and sweet. But what really made this soup were the sprigs of fresh dill.