Philadelphia Guide

Alyssa + Jiten
Alyssa + Jiten
Philadelphia Guide

Neighborhoods

Our home is located in Queen Village, which makes it a great first neighborhood to explore! There are tons of historic homes in our neighborhood, and folks lovingly decorate their front yards with flowers & veggies in the spring and summer months. There are quite a few pedestrian only blocks which are great for photos and dog walking. S Hancock is one of my favorites.
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Queen Village
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Our home is located in Queen Village, which makes it a great first neighborhood to explore! There are tons of historic homes in our neighborhood, and folks lovingly decorate their front yards with flowers & veggies in the spring and summer months. There are quite a few pedestrian only blocks which are great for photos and dog walking. S Hancock is one of my favorites.
Society Hill is the neighborhood directly North of Queen Village. Pine & Spruce Street have particularly beautiful historic homes. The neighborhood is quiet and scenic with great coffee shops and pocket parks. If you are up for a long walk, I highly recommend walking North to Pine Street and then heading West on Pine all the way to the Rittenhouse Square area.
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Society Hill
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Society Hill is the neighborhood directly North of Queen Village. Pine & Spruce Street have particularly beautiful historic homes. The neighborhood is quiet and scenic with great coffee shops and pocket parks. If you are up for a long walk, I highly recommend walking North to Pine Street and then heading West on Pine all the way to the Rittenhouse Square area.
Lots of shopping and scenic sightseeing.
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Rittenhouse Square
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Lots of shopping and scenic sightseeing.
Great bars and restaurants. The brooklyn equivalent of Philly.
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Fishtown
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Great bars and restaurants. The brooklyn equivalent of Philly.

Food scene

Come here for the BEST pastry & breakfast sandwiches. And, its on the corner of our block! Walk East on Fitzwater Street, cross Front Street and you will see it. A line typically forms on Saturday & Sunday, but they do 'pastry pre-order' on their website. Highly recommend doing this to avoid the line. If you are having a hard time deciding what to order, you can't go wrong with the bomboloni, morning buns, and pistachio cornetti. https://www.fiore-finefoods.com/pastry-preorder
Fiore
757 S Front St
Come here for the BEST pastry & breakfast sandwiches. And, its on the corner of our block! Walk East on Fitzwater Street, cross Front Street and you will see it. A line typically forms on Saturday & Sunday, but they do 'pastry pre-order' on their website. Highly recommend doing this to avoid the line. If you are having a hard time deciding what to order, you can't go wrong with the bomboloni, morning buns, and pistachio cornetti. https://www.fiore-finefoods.com/pastry-preorder
Great for drinks and food in the front! If you’re celebrating something special, call ahead and reserve seats at the private omakase counter in the back. You’ll have front row seats as the chef prepares your food, so it’s basically dinner and a show.
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Royal Sushi
780 S 2nd St
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Great for drinks and food in the front! If you’re celebrating something special, call ahead and reserve seats at the private omakase counter in the back. You’ll have front row seats as the chef prepares your food, so it’s basically dinner and a show.
Great spot for italian food. Only a few blocks north of our home. Everything that we've had here has been great. It is cash only.
La Nonna
214 South St
Great spot for italian food. Only a few blocks north of our home. Everything that we've had here has been great. It is cash only.
**Indoor and outdoor seating options** This Bella Vista spot is already the best restaurant in the area, and the excellent Thai food and night-out-BYOB energy make it a place we’d like to hang out at for the remainder of our years on earth. We highly recommend the Shaw Maung - blue flower shaped chicken dumplings with chicken & peanuts (pictured here), and the southern style chicken curry. https://www.inquirer.com/food/craig-laban/kalaya-thai-restaurant-italian-market-byob-20190726.html
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Kalaya Thai Kitchen
764 South 9th Street
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**Indoor and outdoor seating options** This Bella Vista spot is already the best restaurant in the area, and the excellent Thai food and night-out-BYOB energy make it a place we’d like to hang out at for the remainder of our years on earth. We highly recommend the Shaw Maung - blue flower shaped chicken dumplings with chicken & peanuts (pictured here), and the southern style chicken curry. https://www.inquirer.com/food/craig-laban/kalaya-thai-restaurant-italian-market-byob-20190726.html
La Colombe is headquartered in Philadelphia, and their Fishtown location cannot be missed. Great industrial warehouse vibes and excellent coffee. We stop every time we're in the Fishtown neighborhood. If undecided on what to order, we highly recommend an iced black&tan. Pure black coldbrew over ice & topped with draft latte.
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La Colombe Coffee Roasters
1335 Frankford Avenue
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La Colombe is headquartered in Philadelphia, and their Fishtown location cannot be missed. Great industrial warehouse vibes and excellent coffee. We stop every time we're in the Fishtown neighborhood. If undecided on what to order, we highly recommend an iced black&tan. Pure black coldbrew over ice & topped with draft latte.
One of our favorite restaurants in Philly. We could live off of the hummus and pita. Highly recommend checking this one out. Laser Wolf opened in early 2020, right before the pandemic. The restaurant serves grilled meats, veggies and fish alongside hummus and salatim (small salads, spreads and sides).In May of 2020, despite the struggles of operating a restaurant amid COVID-19 restrictions, Laser Wolf was named one of GQ's best restaurants in America. https://philly.eater.com/2020/2/4/21121220/laser-wolf-michael-solomonov-zahav-israeli-restaurant-philadelphia
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Laser Wolf
1301 North Howard Street
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One of our favorite restaurants in Philly. We could live off of the hummus and pita. Highly recommend checking this one out. Laser Wolf opened in early 2020, right before the pandemic. The restaurant serves grilled meats, veggies and fish alongside hummus and salatim (small salads, spreads and sides).In May of 2020, despite the struggles of operating a restaurant amid COVID-19 restrictions, Laser Wolf was named one of GQ's best restaurants in America. https://philly.eater.com/2020/2/4/21121220/laser-wolf-michael-solomonov-zahav-israeli-restaurant-philadelphia
Excellent option for breakfast or brunch. Local staple - never disappoints.
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Cafe Lift
428 North 13th Street
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Excellent option for breakfast or brunch. Local staple - never disappoints.
Great place for breakfast and pastries. We like to pick up and sit in Rittenhouse Square Park on nice days.
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K'Far Cafe
110 South 19th Street
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Great place for breakfast and pastries. We like to pick up and sit in Rittenhouse Square Park on nice days.
Quick walk from our place. Great option for dinner and lots of outdoor dining.
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Cry Baby Pasta
627 S 3rd St
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Quick walk from our place. Great option for dinner and lots of outdoor dining.
Solid takeout spot up the block from out place. Great tacos and sides.
Teresa's Mesa
727 S 2nd St
Solid takeout spot up the block from out place. Great tacos and sides.
Fun outdoor beer garden. Great place to stop and relax after touring Old City
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Independence Beer Garden
100 South Independence Mall West
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Fun outdoor beer garden. Great place to stop and relax after touring Old City
A great ice cream stop when in Fishtown!
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Weckerly’s Ice Cream
9 W Girard Ave
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A great ice cream stop when in Fishtown!
Great for coffee AND happy hour :)
Bloomsday
414 South 2nd Street
Great for coffee AND happy hour :)
Pet friendly coffee shop. A quick walk from our place.
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Philadelphia Java Company
852 South 2nd Street
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Pet friendly coffee shop. A quick walk from our place.
Excellent pub food. Walking distance from our place with lots of outdoor seating options.
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For Pete's Sake
900 South Front Street
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Excellent pub food. Walking distance from our place with lots of outdoor seating options.
Great indian food and a fun spot for brunch!
Veda - Modern Indian Bistro
1920 Chestnut Street
Great indian food and a fun spot for brunch!
Great spot for a quick bite when site-seeing in NoLibs
Hello Vietnam
722 North 2nd Street
Great spot for a quick bite when site-seeing in NoLibs

Sightseeing

Mario Lanza Dog Park Just one block south (entrance on Catherine St & Queen St) this is a great spot to relax with your furry friend! There is a gated doggy section that is a great spot to let your pup socialize.
200 Queen St
200 Queen Street
Mario Lanza Dog Park Just one block south (entrance on Catherine St & Queen St) this is a great spot to relax with your furry friend! There is a gated doggy section that is a great spot to let your pup socialize.
The Barnes Foundation is an art collection and educational institution promoting the appreciation of art and horticulture. Today, the foundation owns more than 4,000 objects, including over 900 paintings, estimated to be worth about $25 billion. We are members here, and love going again and again. There is a cafe inside as well where you can grab a bite to eat and sit outside and enjoy the grounds.
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Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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The Barnes Foundation is an art collection and educational institution promoting the appreciation of art and horticulture. Today, the foundation owns more than 4,000 objects, including over 900 paintings, estimated to be worth about $25 billion. We are members here, and love going again and again. There is a cafe inside as well where you can grab a bite to eat and sit outside and enjoy the grounds.
Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center, Ben Franklin Museum, US Mint
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Old City
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Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center, Ben Franklin Museum, US Mint
A lot of fun in the summer!
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Spruce Street Harbor Park
301 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
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A lot of fun in the summer!