Around Campus

At the University of Pennsylvania, you’ll find a historic, Ivy League school with highly selective admissions and a history of innovation in interdisciplinary education and scholarship. You’ll also find a picturesque campus amidst a dynamic city and a world-class research institution.  You can read more about Penn here.

Below is a list of nearby places you may wish to patronize during your stay on campus.  This list is not comprehensive but highlights some of the most convenient businesses and facilities in the area.


CVS – Pharmacy, groceries
3401 Walnut Street
3925 Walnut Street

Wawa – Convenience store, groceries, soup, sandwiches, coffee, ATM.  Open 24 hours.
3744 Spruce Street

Fresh Grocer – Supermarket, groceries. Open 24 hours.
4001 Walnut Street

Penn Bookstore – Books, school supplies, Penn gear
3601 Walnut Street

AT&T – Cell phones and service.
3741 Walnut Street

Post Office – United States Postal Service
228 South 40th Street (between Walnut and Locust)

TD Bank – Bank, ATM
3735 Walnut Street Philadelphia

Citizens Bank – Bank, ATM
134 South 34th Street (just north of Walnut Street)


Below are just some of the nearest and least expensive places to eat on campus.  These eateries feature a variety of cuisines and most are $10 or less per meal.

Lunch Trucks – The food trucks on campus are the most inexpensive option for food with most averaging $3-5 per meal.  Most of them are open for breakfast and/or lunch only, but a few of them are open late for dinner.  You can find a map of them here.

Hummus – Middle Eastern cafe.
3931 Walnut Street

Houston Market Food Court – Sandwiches, soup, salad, sushi, pasta, stir fry, Mexican food, bagels, ice cream, cookies
3417 Spruce Street, Houston Hall, Lower Level

Beijing – casual Chinese sit-down restaurant
3714 Spruce Street

Koreana – Korean take-out or eat-in.
3801-3811 Chestnut Street

Sitar India – Indian buffet.  Closed on Tuesdays.
60 S. 38th Street (at Chestnut Street)

Allegro Pizza & Grill – pizza, pasta, sandwiches
3942 Spruce Street

Dunkin’ Donuts – donuts, bagels, coffee
3437 Walnut Street

Saxbys Coffee – coffee, tea, frozen yogurt, sandwiches
4000 Locust Street

Starbucks – coffee, tea, desserts, sandwiches
3401 Walnut Street
3901 Walnut Street

McDonald’s – fast food, burgers, french fries
3935 Walnut Street


Should you have a medical emergency, the nearest hospital is at 34th and Spruce Streets.

The nearest pharmacies are the two CVS locations listed in the Stores and Services section above.


The University has compiled a list of nearby houses of worship at the following website: Please visit it for more information.