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Alcohol in Philadelphia

Old Philly Ale House

If you're in the mood for a new beer, head on down to Old Philly Ale House. You can sample a bunch of new brews, then buy a bottle (or a case) of something special and exotic. Or Yuengling, Pennsylvania's native son…
Books in Philadelphia

Penn Book Center

Great, friendly indie book store in University City, with a good selection of local authors. In its 5th decade, Penn Book Center is not just a store, but a community worth seeking out and supporting.
Food & Drinks in Philadelphia

Art in the Age

This quirky spot bills itself as a home-bar supply store, and it is that, but it's also so much more. Get hand-crafted artisanal bitters, pickles, and liqueur samples (you can't buy them here yet, though the shop is…
Food in Philadelphia

Pendawa Enterprises

If you've got a hankering for authentic Indonesian items, this tiny grocery/convenience store has all things you could want, from packaged snacks and instant foods to real homemade dinner selections that change freq…
Food & Drinks in Philadelphia

Shane Confectionery

This wonderfully old-school candy shop makes beautiful treats from antique molds, and there's even a historic hot-chocolate operation in the back.
Spices in Philadelphia

Melange Tea & Spice

With its sun-yellow arches and cheerful owner, you feel more like you're shopping for smiles here than for spices. Get loose tea, spices, salts or fragrant blends (apple-pie spice, chili, bouquet garni, etc.) as wel…
Books in Philadelphia

AIA Bookstore & Design Center

Run by the American Institute of Architects, this bookstore has creative children's toys, such as building-related Lego sets and other unusual design-related gifts. Books about architecture, too, as if that's not ob…
Food in Philadelphia

Di Bruno Brothers

An impressive grocery/deli with a variety of prepared items, plus canned goods, olive oils, coffee, crackers, jams, jellies and cheeses. There's a cafe upstairs as well, and several other locations throughout Philly…
Fashion & Accessories in Philadelphia

Omoi Zakka Shop

Get your inner Japanophile on with this shop dedicated to all things Japanese. Fashion items, books, clothes, housewares, stationery and more, all with a Japan-inspired sense for cuteness or good design.
Wine in Philadelphia

Fine Wine & Good Spirits

A centrally located outlet of Pennsylvania's state liquor store.