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Coffee and Playtime Merge at These Kid-Friendly Philly Cafes

Friday April 4, 2014


Ask any parent--new or experienced--and they'll likely tell you that child-rearing and coffee go hand in hand. That said, it was only a matter of time before the play cafe concept took off among sleep-deprived moms and dads. Offering a safe indoor play area for little ones alongside a cafe area where caregivers can sip locally-roasted coffee and hook up to free Wi-Fi , play cafes have, unsurprisingly, earned a foothold in a relatively untapped market.

Curious to see what all the fuss is about? This roundup of Philly-area play cafes has the info you're looking for. You'll find a few indoor playgrounds on our list, too, should you prefer to keep your fun caffeine-free.

Here's Where You'll Find Philly's Best Vegan Cheesesteaks

Friday April 4, 2014

Vegan cheesesteak at HipCityVeg

We're not lacking in cheesesteak coverage here on About.com's Philadelphia site: We've tackled the proper procedure for cheesesteak ordering (don't ask for Swiss!), discussed the hallmarks of a perfect cheesesteak--even provided a recipe or two. However, there's one topic we've yet to delve into: the vegan cheesesteak. This meat- and dairy-free take on Philly's signature sandwich has been attempted by many Philadelphia eateries, but some do it better than others. Lucky for you, we've compiled this handy roundup of Philly's best, most beloved vegan cheesesteaks to take you above the fray. Sample them all, then report back to tell us which is your favorite.

Goodbye From Karrie Gavin

Tuesday April 30, 2013

It has been a pleasure writing about Philadelphia for About.com for the past few years, but my time here is coming to a close. I will miss seeing you here.

All the best!

East Passyunk Avenue

Tuesday April 30, 2013

Until a few years ago, Pat's and Geno's were East Passyunk's most notable culinary offerings. There were still long-standing, classic and delicious Italian restaurants like Marra's, but there was a lack of variety and lots of empty store fronts. Now the adorable avenue is a major destination for dining and retail. In 2010 Passyunk Avenue was profiled in the travel section of the New York Times for it's cool cafe culture and hip boutiques. After the young art crowd helped established East Passyunk Avenue as an exciting place to be, culinary heavy weights followed suit. In May of 2013, East Passyunk Avenue was named one of the 10 Best Foodie Streets in America. They have it all: great cafes, cozy BYOBs, progressive gastropubs, specialty food markets and sophisticated fine-dining. Here are some of the best places to eat and drink on East Passyunk Avenue.


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