An old community with a rich history, Havertown was founded by William Penn in 1681. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Havertown, including a large number of Italian eateries. Havertown also has a large Irish population, and you might enjoy Irish pub fare with a Guinness as well. If you want a snack, soft pretzels are a major part of local culture – Philadelphians eat 12 times more pretzels than the average American. Of course, no visit to the Philadelphia area is complete without trying a famous Philly cheesesteak – beef steak, onions and melted cheese on a fresh-baked hoagie roll.