2017

Thos. Moser

As indie boutiques continue to shutter along this vaunted shopping row, this newly opened handmade furniture haven gives us hope. Hit it up for subtly […]

Lema Studio

Located next to sister store Bulthaup studio, this new 5,000-square-foot closet, furniture and wardrobe showroom gives new meaning to try and buy: Spend the night […]

Roar + Rabbit at West Elm

This local creative studio, led by a duo of Anthro alums, catapulted to the big leagues this year with its crowd-favorite West Elm collaboration, comprising […]

Gilbert & Evans

Why wait for a Shipley acceptance letter when you can start dressing your little one in seersucker rompers, lacrosse-stick-emblazoned ties and gilded Jack Rogers sandals […]

Sweetflag

In the age of designer weed (and loose laws), it seems only fitting that this Camden-based e-shop is turning out an artful line of rose-gold […]

Yowie

Picture an of-the-moment art gallery: minimalist white walls, colorful sculptures, a painfully cool curator. Now, imagine everything is for sale. That’s Yowie—except the sculptures are […]

Tildie’s Toy Box

Satisfy brainy tots—and their helicopter parents—at this Penn-grad-owned toy shop, which skips Disney and Marvel paraphernalia in favor of a clever, gender-neutral assortment of games, […]

Luis Pedrogo at Noord

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more experienced and charming personality in the biz. Pedrogo is always cool under pressure and knows his stuff, and […]

24

A kids’ menu that runs all day, a happy hour that runs every day, a location that’s steps away from the Schuylkill River Trail, and […]

Abe Fisher

The CookNSolo empire prides itself on its front-of-house expertise—it’s why Zahav seems to get a James Beard nomination for Outstanding Service every year. The service […]

Bok Bar

When it comes to rooftop bars, it’s all about the view. And at Bok, you get the full vista—river to river—which is pretty rare for […]

Dr. Cycles

We know, we know: This ramshackle corner storefront doesn’t look like much. But! Pickup and delivery, plus coupons online, plus 10 percent off tune-ups for […]

Philly Style Bagels

Just when you thought this bagel boutique couldn’t top that esteemed lox sandwich, they nonchalantly roll out this beaut, an amped-up tuna salad (it’s silky, […]

Pretzel Melt at American Sardine Bar

Chef Doreen DeMarco takes a Philly pretzel, splits it, crisps it, and stuffs it with Country Time ham, American cheese, mustard and a pickle. Even […]

Spring Garden Wash & Lube

There’s a reason this spot has won multiple Best Ofs—owners of Beamers and clunkers alike clap their hands in delight when they see their shiny […]