Collected by Gabrielle Watkins
719 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA
During the height of the Hostess "will they close or won't they" debates, Green Eggs Cafe stepped in to prove they could make a better Twinkie than Hostess. Then they deep-fried it. This cream-filled sponge cake delight has a crunchy outside, a...
2313 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
Pizza Brain, located on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, bills itself as the world’s first pizza museum and restaurant. With pizza-related toys, artwork, and memorabilia on display around the eatery, fine dining becomes fun dining. An added...
2701, 22 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
National Mechanics, located in Old City, Philadelphia, has some really great beer choices. Just a little past the historical parts of Philadelphia that many go to, it once was a bank, now repurposed into a bar.
4th St SW & Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
During three years of living in Washington, D.C., I made it my mission to visit as many museums as I could, and the National Museum of the American Indian quickly won me over. I was greeted by a live dance performance and welcomed into a circular...
322 Poplar St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA
Some may argue that cupcakes are "out" or "over" but for my sweet tooth, they will always be in. There are endless wonderful bakeries and food trucks in Philly from which to to get these sweet treats, and I've honestly tried cupcakes from all of...
532 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is a quick and worthwhile stop for anyone interested in one of literature’s most enigmatic authors. It doesn’t take much time to tour the house and it provides a revealing glimpse into Poe’s life during...
264 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Monk’s Cafe bills itself as “the soul of Belgium in the heart of Philadelphia.” My description of this neighborhood bar would be a crazy, packed joint that happens to offer the best beer selection around. In fact, the back bar has one of the best...
820 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA
Welcome to the largest indoor/outdoor flea market in Center City Philadelphia. It is so much fun wandering through this market on Spring Garden Street. In the warmer months, the same organization that sponsors this location takes the flea market...
910 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Sabrina's Café operates several locations in and around Philly, including one at the Italian Market, one in the Fairmount section, and one in Powelton Village near the Drexel campus. Its outpost in the Italian Market is always busy,...
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
When I was a kid eating my favorite comfort food, Campbell’s tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, I could never have imagined anything better. But the future is here, and there is MeltKraft, a sandwich shop that has taken the grilled...
1850 River Rd, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
The Golden Nugget Antique Market was voted the “Best of Philly” flea market in 2012 and is just one hour’s drive from Philadelphia in Lambertville, New Jersey. You can wander and browse the vintage treasures for hours, but it gets quite busy, so...
107 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Easily my favorite store in Philly to browse or “window shop”, Open House features such an entertaining assortment of interesting goods that it’s a challenge to walk out without buying something. There are great Philly-themed items and gifts,...
130 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Philly boasts many fine coffee shops, but La Colombe is actually a coffee shop and a roaster of premium coffees. In my humble opinion, their coffee blends are the best available anywhere. Founded in Philadelphia and strictly fair trade, La Colombe...
1740 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Slice offers an imaginative new take on plain old cheese and tomato sauce. Its menu is jam-packed with inventive combinations of ingredients that even the pickiest foodie would love. Sold by the slice or by the pie. Truffle pizza anyone? Besides...
1214 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Great pub, great food, and super-friendly atmosphere. What more could you ask for? You'll find an extensive beer selection here, and an excellent menu featuring traditional pub fare. The fried dill pickles are a treat. Fergie’s hosts an open mic...
4444 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA
Main Street Music is a small independent record store in the Manayunk neighborhood that sells new and used vinyl and CDs. Although the store is small, they stock an incredible selection of all types of music. The store has super friendly,...
1009 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Nearly everyone in Philly has enjoyed a treat from Isgro’s at one time or another. This family-owned bakery on Christian Street near the Italian Market has a longstanding and glowing reputation. “The best cannoli.” “The best cookies.” It would be...
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Philadelphia has famous local restaurateur Stephen Starr and chef Douglas Rodriguez to thank for Alma de Cuba, a dark and atmospheric multilevel restaurant serving inventive Latin-fusion cuisine. The lounge of this beloved Philly spot...
5000 E Flat Rock Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA
The Manayunk neighborhood is a great place to spend the day, with charming Main Street shops, restaurants, and bars. Often overlooked by visitors is the scenic towpath along the canal, a wonderful spot for a leisurely walk or bike ride. The...
3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
My favorite venue for live music, World Cafe Live is named after a contemporary music program on public radio called World Cafe. A beautiful concert hall located in the same building as public radio station WXPN (where the World Cafe program is...
3 N Haddon Ave, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USA
Even during the height of its popularity, sports card collecting was very much a fringe activity, practiced by obsessives who fussed over stuff like frayed corners and the odds of finding rare inserts. Today there aren’t as many places where one...
146 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USA
Even during the time when British culinary culture was the subject of cruel punch lines, there were some dishes that no one did better than the English. That might be because they were dishes that the English invented, but still—a well-made...
901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA
Standard Tap in Northern Liberties has been pouring locally brewed craft beers since 1999, earning it the title of the first gastropub in Philly. Its large and comfortable corner location offers seating on the first two floors as well as on a...
Philadelphia, PA, USA
One of America’s leading design festivals, DesignPhiladelphia champions the city’s dynamic creative industries – from fashion and graphic design to architecture and urban planning – through street installations, events, exhibitions, and lectures,...
4239 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
While there are great choices for ice cream in Philadelphia—Franklin Fountains, Bassetts, Little Baby Ice Cream—there are also local startups that are creating artisanal and fresh ice cream. Meet the Weckerly's Ice Cream! They recently started to...
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