Guide to Philadelphia

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After an amazing freshman year and great start to sophomore year at Drexel, I can really say that Philly feels like home. I have come to love this city so much more than I ever thought I would. I have always been a New York girl, and don’t get me wrong I still love it dearly, but Philly is a truly wonderful city. In my opinion, it’s the perfect place for college because being situated right in University City is a great balance of city and campus. We’re a quick walk away from Rittenhouse Square, Center City and South Street, and a quick subway/ Uber ride from Old City, Fishtown, and so many other wonderful Philadelphia neighborhoods.

COFFEE

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Coffee at One Shot in Northern Liberties
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Brunch at Luna Cafe in Old City

There are so many coffee shops in this city that I love. Two of my best friends have a coffee instagram, so every Friday we go out and try a new coffee shop! A few of my favorites are Rival Brothers Coffee, One Shot, Konditori, Bluestone Lane and of course, Saxby’s.

EAT

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There are so many restaurants I truly love in Philly, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m going to break it down by meal, because I have to share all of my favorites… I just can’t narrow it down. Please comment with any questions about the restaurants— happy to share!

Brunch

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Avocado Toast at Little Spoon Cafe on South Street
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes at Sabrina’s Cafe in University City
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Vegan Waffle w/ berries & cream and an almond milk latte at The Tasty in South Philly
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Breakfast Sandwich on a Croissant w/ fries at Ants Pants Cafe on South Street.
  • White Dog Cafe (University City)
  • Parc (Rittenhouse Square)
  • Little Spoon Cafe (South Street)
  • Sabrina’s Cafe (University City & other locations)
  • Ants Pants Cafe (South Street)
  • Green Eggs (Center City/ Gayborhood)
  • Luna Cafe (Old City)
  • The Tasty (South Philly)

Dinner

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Rigatoni Bolognese and Pizza at Capofito

 

  • Buddakan (Old City)
  • Pietro’s (Center City)
  • Capofitto (Old City)
  • The Dandelion (Center City)
  • Distrito (University City)
  • Pod (University City)
  • Nomad Pizza (Center City & Old City)
  • Gran Cafe L’Aquila (Center city)
  • Giorgio on Pine (Center City)

Dessert

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Waffles & Wedges at a Food Truck Festival.
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Birthday Cake Pop at Lil Pop Shop in Center City
  • Lil Pop Shop (Center City & University City)
  • Capogiro (Old City, Center City, University City)
  • Franklin Fountain (Old City)
  • Waffles & Wedges (Center City)
  • Beiler’s Donuts (University City & Reading Terminal Market)
  • Federal Donuts (University City)

TO DO

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Walking around Rittenhouse Square

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  • Magic Gardens
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Old city/ Historic District
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park
  • LOVE Park
  • Rittenhouse Square Park
  • The Fabric Workshop & Museum
  • Barns Foundation
  • Philadelphia Art Museum (and Rocky steps)
  • Elfreth’s Alley
  • Schuylkill River Walk
  • Shopping in Center City

I didn’t want to make this post too long, but please feel free to comment with any questions or shoot me an email! Always happy to share more about the city I love.

Have you ever been to Philly and/ or tried anything on my list? Let me know in the comments! 

 

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