20 Small Philly Businesses to Follow on Instagram Right Now

Their feeds will fill you with inspiration and give you a push you didn’t know you needed. When you’re done scrolling, request their services or pop into their brick and mortars.


Clockwise Top L to R: Lapstone and Hammer; Russet; Pizza Brain; Art in the Age; The Sable Collective; and Repo Records.

Philly’s small businesses are doing some really cool things and a great place to see it all is none other than Instagram. Each business’s dedicated feed gives us a peak into the industries and communities that are powering the city. Whether it’s a coffee shop, boutique or restaurant, you’ll find major inspiration in their stories and photos.

Follow the following 20 small businesses, and when you’re done scrolling, be sure to visit their online shops, request their services and stop into their brick and mortars where the magic really happens.

1. Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

#BlackPanther is here and we’re featuring cosplays from @thesmoke007 ‘s #SmokeConAtAmalgam #WakandaForever #photoshoot ! Our 5th feature from this series is the former #Queen of #Wakanda #OroroMunroe aka the #xman #Storm ! Cosplay by our Head Nerd in Charge @wind__rider83 #28daysofblackcosplay Day 16 #kickasswomen #kickassfemmes #blackwomendidthat #warriors #warriorwomen #thefutureisfemale #astormiscoming #QueenOroro | Necklace by @soulful_buttons

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This is all the inspiration you need to pick up a comic book and finally get into cosplay.

2. Art in the Age

This Old City tasting room knows a thing or two about beautiful seasonal cocktails. Follow to be the first to know about tasting events and workshops with mixologists.

3. Bake Shop on 20th

Everything from colorful pop tarts to pie makes a regular appearance on this feed.

4. Eastern Pass Tattoo Co.

This is where you’ll find inspiration for your next (or first) tattoo. The East Passyunk company isn’t afraid of a little color and bold, intricate design.

5. Grateful Plate

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiH416WnMEP/

Need some motivation to start eating clean? Start here.

6. Greensgrow Farms

Follow for lots of green! And for a peek into Philly’s urban farming community.

7. Jinxed

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLnUHslBlo/

This account will make you abandon your furniture for all of the awesome stuff they consistently showcase. One-of-a-kind dressers, sofas, rugs and knick-knacks are always up for grabs. If you’re really on the hunt for furniture, you’ll have to act fast — once an item is posted on their feed, it’s first come first served!

8. Lacquer Lounge

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkcuz-3hd8x/

Who doesn’t want to stare at perfectly manicured nails all day?

9. Lapstone & Hammer

The epitome of curation and style, Lapstone won’t just make you want to upgrade your shoe game — you’ll want to make some lifestyle changes, too.

10. Lil Pop Shop

Popsicles and pie! Need we say more?

11. Little Baby’s Ice Cream

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkDs-2Rhn-6/

It’s officially summer so use this page to be inspired to eat more ice cream.

12. Lokal Hotel

If you’ve been thinking about that staycation, let this Old City hotel convince you that you’ve got the right idea.

13. Ps & Qs

Made in America – Releasing March 30th!

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Cool branding and even cooler people. Follow to watch their designs come to life.

14. Pizza Brain

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhhQaTwFfy7/

We guarantee you’ve never seen pizza celebrated like this. Go indulge.

15. Rec Philly

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjXefB0DWQY/

Let this slice of Philly’s creative community keep you energized. Follow to see young Philly music artists on the rise.

16. Repo Records

Fresh slipmats just in … $10 a piece #slipmat #vinyl #recordstore

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You’re about to get hit with some major nostalgia. Open since ’86, the South Street store’s collection is a mix of old and new.

17. Russet

Purple kohlrabi

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They’ve got the prettiest produce close-ups we’ve ever seen.

18. Suraya

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjKx4sOBBc2/

You’ll smile when you see how this vibrant Fishtown destination takes pride in its food and people.

19. The Sable Collective

Good vibes only is what you’ll find here. This boutique’s mission — to help you shop with intention — will also help you feel grounded.

20. Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books

Fresh on the shelves of Uncle Bobbie's…White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo and forword by Michael Eric Dyson. “[T]houghtful, instructive, and comprehensive . . . This slim book is impressive in its scope and complexity; DiAngelo provides a powerful lens for examining, and practical tools for grappling with, racism today.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review “A valuable guide . . . While especially helpful for those new to the critical analysis of whiteness, this work also offers a useful refresher to anyone committed to the ongoing process of self-assessment and anti-oppression work.” —Library Journal #unclebobbiescoffeeandbooks #dopebooks #coolpeople #greatcoff #whitefragility #book #newbooks #coffeeshopvibes #germantown

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Their book recommendations just keep coming so our reading list just keeps getting longer.

Additional reporting by Kylee McGuigan.