What to Do While in Philadelphia
- Reading Terminal Market
Whether you're in the mood for cheese, Italian cookies, or scrapple, you'll find it at this 1893 food hall, which has 80-plus local vendors. 12th and Arch Streets, readingterminalmarket.org.
- M. Finkel & Daughter
Our collecting editors love this shop for its 18th- and 19th-century furniture and incredible antique needlepoint samplers. 936 Pine Street, samplings.com.
- The Book Trader
A stacked-to-the-rafters used-book store with an old-fashioned feel (and old-fashioned prices). 7 North 2nd Street, 215-925-2080.
- Metropolitan Bakery
Pick up a millet muffin or a fig-oat scone for breakfast at this charming corner-store bakery. 262 South 19th Street, metropolitanbakery.com.
- Pure Fare
In a modern farmhouse-style setting, this healthy-lunch spot could make a quinoa lover out of anyone. 119 South 21st Street, purefare.com.
- The Dandelion
Head to this take on the English gastropub (from restaurateur Stephen Starr) for lamb curry, rabbit pie, and other hearty but refined fare. 124 South 18th Street, thedandelionpub.com.