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Discover 156 local hidden gems in Philadelphia

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Stina Pizzeria – Delightful Mediterranean fare

"Stina Pizzeria" in Philadelphia offers an enticing blend of pizza but also the best spanakopita I've ever tasted and other Mediterranean-inspired dishes...

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Restaurants

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Bronwyn

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Bio Pond U. Penn – Urban oasis in West Philly

The James G. Kaskey Memorial Park in Philly (known by locals as the Bio Pond) was University of Penn’s first botanic garden. Makes for a romantic date...

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Relaxing

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Bronwyn

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Abstract Mural Callowhill – Artist Tim McFarlane

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts has helped create literally thousands of gorgeous murals all over. I'm in love with the new abstract mural by Tim McFarlane...

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Bronwyn

Lepore

Two Persons Coffee – Excellent coffee zen space

"Two Persons Coffee" in Philadelphia is in a building that used to be a public vocational school, and its furniture was salvaged to complement the cafe...

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Coffee & tea
relaxing
Relaxing
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Snacks

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Bronwyn

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Solar Myth – Adventurous Jazz Bar

Besides the packed schedule of shows, they are also a daytime coffee shop that opens its bar at noon. They have a great (rotating) wine selection as well!

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Art & culture
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Bars
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Coffee & tea
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Music
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Snacks

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Long in the Tooth Record Store – High fidelity

"Long in the Tooth Record Store" in Philadelphia is a family-owned business that reminds me of one of my favorite films, High Fidelity...

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Shopping

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Bronwyn

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Herman’s Coffee – Coffee and more

"Herman’s Coffee" is in a former auto repair and car wash garage in Philadelphia. It's much more than just a coffee shop with espresso & yummy pastries...

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Coffee & tea
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Restaurants
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Snacks

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Grace and Proper – Vintage Euro Bar

For cocktail lovers, sip a Porto Tonico with Ferreira White Port, tonic, grapefruit, and mint or a That Nicholas Cage with bourbon, honey, white truffle, lemon, and lavender.

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Bars
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Coffee & tea
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Restaurants
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Snacks

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Ranstead Room – Speak-easy style bar

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Bars

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Bronwyn

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Philly Vintage Bazaar – Cool vintage clothes

“Philly Vintage Bazaar” is a vintage clothes shop that gets everything right!

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Shopping

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Bronwyn

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The Modern Republic – Midcentury home decor

"The Modern Republic" in Philadelphia is a midcentury modern home decor shop that is colorful, ebullient, high-ceilinged, and tastefully curated!

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Art & culture
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Shopping

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Bronwyn

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Laurel Hill Cemetery – I see dead people

"Laurel Hill Cemetery" in Philadelphia is equal parts public garden, sculpture park, historical campus and graveyard. It's a truly special spot...

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Relaxing

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Andrea

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