Packing a picnic basket for a day trip to the beach can be a monotonous task. Water bottles, ham-and-cheese sandwiches on white, bags of salt and vinegar chips. Or maybe, because you’re a true Philadelphian, you’re making a pit stop at Wawa for an Italian hoagie with extra sweet peppers. There’s nothing wrong with the usual. Old habits die hard and it’s a fact that hoagies taste better with salt water in the air. This summer however, we’re breaking routine and packing up some of our local Philly favorites to bring down the shore because everyone needs a taste of home away from home.
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Metropolitan Bakery which closed up after a fifteen year run on Germantown Avenue is opening today in the Market at the Fareway, behind the Chestnut Hill hotel.
Metropolitan’s breads, cookies, cannelle, cake and other confections will be available at the new location. Hours at the new Metro will mirror the market’s:
Thursdays and Fridays, 9-6
Metropolitan Bakery [Official]
The Metropolitan Bakery in Chestnut Hill is in countdown mode right now–they’re shutting the doors on Friday after a 15-year run according to the good folks over at Chestnut Hill Local.
All is not lost, though. Word is, the bakery will be opening a stand at the Chestnut Hill Farmers Market. No date for that has been announced yet.
Metropolitan Bakery To Close [Chestnut Hill Local]