Home in on the “healthy shots” part of the menu for straight-to-the-system shocks of goodness like lemon with ginger, turmeric, black pepper and grapeseed oil. Additional location in Paoli. 1225 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, aneucatering.com/.
Whether they’re helping patients who are sick or homing in on a vaccine, let’s hear it for the scientists. Read the full write up here. phillymag.com/news/2020/07/16/scientists-frontline-heroes-coronavirus-vaccine/.
The Common’s double-patty burger has the same spirit as a McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with cheese, but it’s made with local beef, Cooper Sharp, and a “spicy fancy sauce” to bring it all home. 3601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, thecommonphl.com.
It’s not unusual to see a Porsche or Ferrari or Maserati on the lift at this shop, where they specialize in European models—but customers nevertheless rave about the unpretentious down-home service, surprisingly reasonable prices and spot-on estimates. 1111 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, jandjmotors.com/.
At this cool-girl boutique, you can pick up birthstone earrings by Cat Horn — who works out of her nearby home — or hand-etched brass zodiac necklaces made by Wallingford’s Stone Harvest Jewelry. 102 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081, harveyoak.com/.
The Paddywax candles and locally made jewelry here are easy crowd-pleasers, but it's the one-of-a-kind vintage home goods that will score you an invite to the next soiree. The one after that is up to you. 4353 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127, thelittleapplestore.com/.
Get to Honeys Sit N Eat before 9 a.m. and you can fill up on two eggs, a potato latke (or home fries), toast and coffee for $3.95 about the same price as a gallon of gas. 2101 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, honeyssitneat.com.
Outdoor flat-screens, lights controlled from your master-bath mirror, and a home theater that will make Spike Lee jealous — you will not walk out of this newly renovated showroom empty-handed. 38 Greenfield Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, worldwidestereo.com.
This three-decade-old home AV contractor can set you up with state-of-the-art sound systems, automated lighting and temperature, security and more, all controlled (if you want) through an app on your phone. 628 B Street, King of Prussia, PA 19406, stoneglidden.com.
Amp up your home bar with ultra-modern wine carafes, sleek flutes and cheeky cocktail shakers at the recently relocated University City shop. It's like Mad Men, but more fun. 3610 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, shophelloworld.com.
It's known for its dry cuts and customized two-hour ayurvedic facials, but we also love the take-home treats: mango shea butter, lime body polish, Max Green Alchemy shampoo. 55 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, mokobeauty.com/.
Flying JetBlue, Frontier or Southwest out of Terminal E? Walk five minutes to oft-forgotten Terminal F (home to only one airline, American Eagle) for shorter TSA lines.
One elderly client we know credits these maids with making it possible for her to remain in her home and the rest of the clientele just raves over the cleaners' trustworthiness, courtesy, meticulousness and reasonable pricing. Call or see website for consultation, 00000, executivemaids.com/.
Step into this airy, sweet-smelling store and be instantly transported to Provence. Then buy the artisanal soaps, crisp linens, thick towels, and lavender by the sachet, to bring the feeling home. Way cheaper than a plane ticket. 18 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, bonsreves.com.
It's pricey, preening, and seldom home to its eponymous chef-and still Philly's most complete Japanese restaurant, from the ramen to the mountain peach crowning the hamachi tartare. 723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, morimotorestaurant.com/.