The Ultimate Guide To Philly

Chhiv Eng

 

Philadelphia is the city of Brotherly Love, mouth-watering foods, bustling art scenes and a fashion hot-spot. There's constantly new shops and restaurants joining the scene, so it's impossible to be bored in this adventurous city. Here is M Concept's list to all of the it-spots in our city. Whether you're here visiting or have been here for years, discover Philly like never before!

Food

The Reading Terminal

  • The Reading Terminal is the best place to get to know the flavors of Philly because there are a million unique local vendors. We recommend trying Roast Pork Sandwich at DiNic's, Beiler's Doughnuts, Apple Dumplings at Dutch Eating Place, Soft Pretzel at Miller's Twist, Whoopie Pies at Flying Monkey, Barbecue Chicken at Dienner's, Mint-Lemon-Rosewater Lemonade at Kamal's Middle Eastern Specialties.
  • 51 N 12th St

Prince Tea House

  • The perfect place for a little date whether it’s with a partner or by yourself. Prince Tea House offers teas by the pot, desserts to go with your tea, light lunches and a royal ambiance to go with it. 
  •  203 N 9th St

A La Mousse 

  • For $6, you can buy happiness that comes in the shape of a cute plant pot and tastes like a creamy, chocolatey delight. Prepare your dessert stomach (and camera) for all of the tasty, adorable desserts offered at this cute cafe. 
  • 145 N 11th St
  • 1622 South St

    Suraya 

    • Get a taste of Lebanese cuisine in a trendy neighborhood. Surya offers the flavors Lebanon in the form of man’oushe (flatbreads topped with za’atar, cheese, egg and other ingredients) and ma’amoul cookies flavored with dates, walnuts or pistachios, plus Middle Eastern-inflected French pastry in a chic atmosphere.
    • 1528 Frankford Ave

    South Kitchen and Jazz Bar

    • Live jazz music, a menu that showcases a mix of traditional and innovative Southern food and a long list of whiskey, this place has it all!
    • 600 N Broad St

    Sabrina’s Cafe

      Royal Boucherie

      • Experience a French brunch in Philly! The Royal Boucherie in Old City serves pork roll croque monsieur, champagne-braised escargot and eggs en cocotte, alongside staples like pancakes, omelets and burgers.
      • 52 S 2nd St

      Parc

      • Inspired by the lavish food culture of Paris bistros, Parc combines food, wine and meaningful company to create a memorable dining experience.
      • 227 S 18th St

      Tuna Bar

      • Taste fresh, locally sourced, hand-picked fish in a lush atmosphere at this Japanese Raw Bar. Tuna Bar also offers sushi classes led by their head chefs.
      • 205 Race St

      Chu Shang Spicy

      • A great place to bring friends to fun building your own hot pot with a variety of vegetables, protein, noodles and soup base. 
      • 925 Arch St

      Chubby Cattle

      • Another place to build your own hot pot but the ingredients pass you on a conveyor belt. Be sure to wear stretchy pants here because you'll be eating a lot. 
      • 146 N 10th St

      Sophie’s Kitchen

      • Look no further for the best Cambodian cuisine is Philadelphia. The menu is filled with authentic Cambodian food loved by all.
      • 522 Washington ave

      Cry Baby Pasta

      • In the mood for comfort food? Taste delicious Italian dishes at Cry Baby Pasta.
      • 627 S 3rd St

      Ants Pants Cafe

      • Ever wanted to travel to Australia? Now is your chance without even having to leave Philly! Travel over to Ants Pants Cafe, a brunch and dinner spot with an Australian accent. 
      • 2212 South St

      Revolutionary Taco

      • A new take on tacos featuring unique fillings and sauces. Also a great place to go if you’re looking for vegetarian or vegan options.
      • 2015 Walnut St 

      Federal Donuts

      • The perfect pairing, decadent donuts and fried chicken. Grab a coffee too, Federal Doughnuts is that perfect Saturday cheat day snack. 
      • 1632 Sansom St 

      Mac Mart

      • The spot to stop by if you want to try fun versions of mac and cheese.
      • 104 S 18th St

      Manakeesh Cafe

      • Lebanese restaurant with food that fills your stomach and soul. 
      • 4420 Walnut St

      Green Eggs Cafe

      • Green Eggs Cafe doesn’t just serve delicious brunch, they have made a commitment to source only the freshest, highest quality food from local vendors. We recommend their Chicken and Waffle Benedicts.
      • 719 N 2nd St

      Beiler’s Doughnuts

      • Freshly made artisanal doughnuts in mouth-watering flavors like Key Lime, Maple Bacon, Vanilla Fruity Pebbles, S’mores and Mocha Creme. 
      • 3900 Chestnut St

      Mission Taqueria

      Cafe Lift

      • A popular brunch spot that also offers lunch in a chic, industrial atmosphere. 
      • 428 N 13th St

      Artisan Boulangerie

      • A Parisian inspired cafe offering freshly baked bread and pastries by the chiefs and some light brunch and lunch options. We recommend their chocolate bread, it’s just like the one in Paris!
      • 1218 Mifflin St

      Bahn Mi and Bottles

      • Get a taste of Vitnamese cuisine like Bahn Mi, pho, bao buns, papaya salad and so many other delicious Vietnamese dishes with some refreshing cocktails. 
      • 712-14 South St

      Barbuzzo

      • Farm-fresh ingredients star at this Mediterranean joint set in a chic, compact space.  
      • 110 S 13th St

      Thai Singha House

      Charlie Was a Sinner

      • The plates are small and the food is out of this world. Vegan never tasted so scrumptious!
      • 131 S 13th St

      Lil Pop Shop & Cafe

      • Popsicles and pies; do we need to say more? Stop in on a hot day to cool down with their popsicles. 
      • 229 S 20th St

      Drinks

      Ranstead Room

      • Cocktails and a little bit of high-end drinks in a luxurious atmosphere. 
      • 2013 Ranstead St

      Writer’s Block Rehab

      • The perfect place to grab a refreshing cocktail under a globe chandelier after dinner. 
      • 1342 Cypress St

      Shopping

      Joan Shepp

      • Known for their high-end, luxurious, quirky offerings, Joan Shepp is the place to visit for big name and emerging designers. 
      • 1811 Chestnut St

      Omoi Zakka Shop

      • Centered around the idea of serenity, coziness and a good sense of humor, Omoi Zakka is a stationary and lifestyle store. Stop by to explore witty knick knacks that certainly bring joy.
      • 1608 Pine St
      • 41 south 3rd St

      Hello Geisha

      • Feminine, chic, trendy and simply the cutest! Hello Geisha has a little of everything ranging from bath to jewelry to candles.
      • 149 N 3rd St

      Ubiq

      • A well-known source for the newest sneaker and streetwear releases. The place to go for any sneakerhead looking to get their hands on the latest drops and an outfit to go with their new shoes.
      • 1509 Walnut St

      Jinxed

      • A collection of special, one-of-a-kind vintage clothing, house ware, art and collectables. There is only one of each product so if anything catches your eye, get it!
      • 1331 Frankford Ave

      Ritual Ritual

      • You won’t be able to pass by this shop without going in! If you’re into jewelry, beauty, and a little bit of magic, Ritual Ritual has perfect gifts either for yourself or a friend.
      • 716 n 3rd St

      Eye’s Gallery

      • A tri-level bazaar that transports you to another country upon entering. The colorful artworks are inspired by Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and so many more. Features housewares, folk art, jewelry and furniture.
      • 402 south St

      Duross & Langel

      • Built on a dream to create natural skin care products and passion, Duross & Langel offers a wide variety of soaps, shampoo bars, candles, skin care, moisturizers, and scrubs all made in house using natural ingredients. Bath time has never been more fun or ambrosial.
      • 117 s 13th St

      Lapstone and Hammer

      • A premier lifestyle brand specializing in contemporary menswear and premium sportswear with an emphasis on artistry, innovation and craftsmanship.
      • 1106 Chestnut St

      Rikumo

      • A boutique with sleek, modern Japanese-inspired houseware. Perfect for the minimalistic person in your life.
      • 1216 Walnut St

      Mineralistic

      • Just as the name suggested, the store offers a wide variety of crystals and minerals with a side of funky jewelry and decor. Think steam-punk skulls and dream catchers. 
      • 319 South St

      South Fellini

      • Owned and operated by two friends, Tony Trov and Johnny Zito, South Fellini features the two artists’ works ranging from apparel to accessories with a bold, colorful, 70’s aesthetics. 
      • 1507 E Passyunk Ave

      Bus Stop Boutique

      • Put your best foot forward wherever you go with fashion forward shoes from Bus Stop. The boutique offers styles for everyday wear and special occasions for both men and women. 
      • 727 S 4th St

      Halloween Jewelry Store

      • Halloween comes around once a year but Halloween’s jewelries are year-round pieces. Truly a hidden gem in Philly, store owner Henri David handmakes 40% of the jewelry, while the rest are antiques or made by other artists around the world. Stop by for unique jewelry that are elegant and have character. 
      • 1329 Pine St

      Philly Aids Thrift

      • Thrifting is a popular way to explore new styles and find funky pieces for your wardrobe without breaking your bank account. Philly Aids Thrift has the widest, most unique curations in Philly and the profit goes to helping Aids patients with diagnosis, treatment and raising awareness. 
      • 710 S 5th St

      Beauty

      Mirror & Mantel

      • Looking to change things up? Mirror and Mantel can help! They offer haircuts, styling and coloring services to give you the look you want.
      • 117 S 22nd St

      Indulge Nail Studio

      • Bring in your desired nail design inspiration or have their nail techs surprise with a chic design!
      • 1032 South St

      Sugared & Bronzed

      • Offering brazillian sugar scrubs and spray tanning services, Sugared & Bronzed is the place to go when you want to treat yourself. 
      • 1120 Walnut St

      Art

      Philly Magic Garden

      • Located in the trendiest neighborhood in Philadelphia, the Magic Garden transports its visitor to a colorful, mosaic-filled world. Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to wander through this whimsical garden for hours. 
      • 1020 South St

      Institute of Contemporary Art

      • Contemporary Art never fails to spark a conversation because of the out-of-the-box nature of it. The ICA has led the way with the first-ever museum shows of Warhol, Laurie Anderson, Agnes Martin, Robert Indiana and other influential artists and continues to be a significant museum in Philadelphia. 
      • 118 S 36th St

      Philadelphia Art Museum

      • If you are a fine art fantic like us, you’ll love the Philadelphia Art Museum. Filled with thousands of works from artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Marcel Duchamp, Elsa Schiaparelli, Claude Monet and many more, the Philadelphia Art Museum is constantly showcasing new innovative art exhibits.  
      • 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

      InLiquid ARt + Design

      Wonder Space

      • Art is always more interesting when it’s interactive. Wonderspace is 24K square foot of immersive, Instagram-worthy, visually enticing art. Come with friends, family, a partner or by yourself, it’s guaranteed that you leave happy and with great photos. 
      • 27 N 11th St

      Percy Street Project

      • Art is everywhere, even in an alleyway! A collaboration between David Guinn and Drew Billiau, the Percy Street Project is a public art installation that features colorful LED lights.
      • S Percy St 

      Fountain Street Steps

      • Stroll along the Schuylkill River and take in artworks reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night surrounded by nature. 
      • 4773 Cresson St

      Bok Bar

      • See the Philadelphia skyline during golden hour and enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer while munching on some snacks.The Bok Bar is open during the summer and early fall.
      • 800 Mifflin St

      URBN Headquarters

      • Located near the Navy Yard, this area is filled with trendy gyms, tasty food, a big sparkly wall, a huge koi fish pond, ships, anchor, and is just a really creative space. There is so much to explore!
      • 5000 S Broad St

      South Street Art Mart

      • A punk-themed store that features all local artists works ranging from hand-drawn stickers to pins to t-shirts.
      • 530 S 4th St

      The Art Shop at Moore College of Art and Design

      • Shop from a large range of merchandise and artworks created by the college’s students and alumni.
      • 1916 Race St

      Art Star Gallery and Boutique

      • A gallery-themed shopping experience. The products are made by local artists or small studios from the nearby area, so it’s one-of-a-kind. Visit this boutique when you are shopping for the hardest person on your list!
      • 623 n 2nd St

      Shane Confectionery

      • This is the place to go to when you have a sweet tooth! Known as the oldest candy shop in Philadelphia, Shane Confectionery offers chocolate, licorice, and gummies in traditional flavors and new flavors. Be sure to try their Buttercream assortments, Modjeskas, and Non Pareils; those are our all-time favorites!
      • 110 Market St

      Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

      • Escape the bustling city life and relax in a 17th century Japanese garden. Sit near the koi pond and island or visit their tea garden to unwind and release any stress you may have. If you are in Philly during the spring, be sure to check out the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival that is hosted annually by Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Don’t forget your allergy medicine!
      • Lansdowne Dr &, Horticultural Dr


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