2017

Yum Yum Bakeshop

Go ahead, judge these treats on how they look. You won’t be disappointed.

Printfresh

You could dig into your sad CVS wrapping-paper stash the next time you need to package a present, or you could enlist Kensington-based Printfresh. Stock […]

Bait & Switch

The owners here have the discipline not to meddle. That pile of shrimp, the fish tacos and the fish and chips come just as the […]

Mission Taqueria

With picnic-table seating (ideal for large groups), shuffleboard tables (more room for spectators), and a happy-hour menu of $3 beers and $2 tacos, it’s as […]

Old-Fashioned Italian at Ricci’s

The meats are thinly shaved to order, the bread is seeded (as it ought to be), the dressing is light, and the provolone has a […]

Winterfell Dessert

While the rest of the city is rolling ice-cream roses with paint scrapers, Winterfell went with a Game of Thrones-themed Taiwanese shaved ice shop. For […]

Tubby Robot

Yes, the ice cream is handmade from local ingredients, and it’s really, really good. But nobody’s judging if you only go for the Wall-O-Vision, in […]

Dana DeMarco at LashBee

From your perch in what’s essentially the plushest director’s chair ever, DeMarco will wax, tint and fill your brows to perfection. Afterward, you’ll realize it’s […]

Devi

There’s more to Indian food than tandoori chicken and mango lassis, as you’ll discover at this strip-mall spot that highlights Southern Indian cuisine. It’s vegetarian, […]

Res Ipsa

Three Fishtown operators—Mark Corpus and Mark Capriotti from ReAnimator Coffee and Tyler Akin of Stock—decided to open an all-day cafe in Center City, because that’s […]

Katie Samsel at Samsel Integrative Health

She’s part Western medicine, part wellness guru, part ayurvedic expert, and a complete lifesaver for aching, hobbling, waddling moms-to-be.

Jason’s Toridasu

The owners of Jason’s say they’re like a grocery-store sushi counter except that they use fresh fish. That about sums up this quirky, tiny spot […]

Ambra

When it comes to making an Italian meal feel extra-special, Chris D’Ambro and Marina de Oliveira’s 16-seat dining room is the only restaurant in Philly […]

Soothing Facial at Green City Beauty

There are so many aggressive skin peels and chemical-laden masks out there, so it’s refreshing to see a spa offer an effective alternative. The perfect […]

Malvern Buttery

Lunching here is a bit of a leap of faith—there’s no menu, so all you can do is wait to see what toasts, salads, soups […]