Native Highlight: Philly Food Love
Sembat Dramgotchian, the mastermind behind the Instagram account @PhillyFoodLove, has been enamored by the Philly food scene since the day he was born - he was born and raised in the city of brotherly love. For him, visiting restaurants was more than just trying great food; it was the experience that made him fall in love with the Philly food scene. Whether he was working at a restaurant, visiting a new spot that just opened, or doing research for people that asked for suggestions, Sembat's passion for the Philly food scene has driven him to become an expert finding the top spots around Philly.
Check out a behind the scenes look at a Native obsessed with the food around Philly and find out his favorite spots!
The inspiration behind the account
Sembat has always been one to try new foods and keep up with the food trends. If there is a new trend that's hot in the streets, chances are @phillyfoodlove is on it.
@phillyfoodlove has grown from a way to share the experiences of trying new foods to an account tons of people use to get recommendations on where to go.
The following kept growing to the point where he is one of the top Philly food accounts on Instagram. Followers aside, the inspiration continues to come from the trust he's created with his following.
Why the philly food scene?
It doesn't get more "native" than that! Sembat has been involved in the food scene in Philadelphia for all of his life, and loves to see how it has evolved over the years.
He noted that just in the last few years, there's been an influx of top chefs and restaurateurs calling Philly home. Philly is consistently in the conversation for the best city for food, and has really made a case for number one in the last few years.
Nothing beats fresh
Nothing beats fresh. Not only does Sembat know about the best food around Philly, but he also has learned to appreciate the art of growing fresh veggies and using them in meals. He's up for sharing, and we might just have to take him up on that!
Why you need to follow @PhillyFoodLove right now
The best Korean fried chicken I have had. Andy is a great guy and fun to talk to.
Only place in Philly to get real, authentic, home-cooked Armenian food.