My crush with the city of Philadelphia continues. If you didn’t get a chance to read part I of how it all started, make sure you do that here. In this post, I’m going to share what the rest of my trip looked like for this L.A. lady. There are over 20 photos and I’m not sorry about that. There would’ve been more, but I’m sparing your eyes of my Philly obsession.
In my opinion, starting day two with a pomegranate mimosa and vegan pancakes topped with strawberries from Hickory Lane American Bistro isn’t too shabby. In fact, I’ve been kind of missing pancakes since I started this vegan journey, so I was pretty happy to eat this yummy plate. They had a few options for me, so that was greatly appreciated. Whether you want to eat outside on their picturesque sidewalk tables or inside, this corner spot shouldn’t be passed up.
After brunch, we stopped at probably one of the most iconic locations in the city—the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Also known as the “Rocky Steps.” And if you’re wondering, yes…I did run up them and it was freaking hilarious. But, don’t let me get distracted from the really beautiful reason we were there. It was to visit the museum’s Creative Africa Exhibit. It may only be a few galleries, but it does not disappoint. I was in love with the Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage gallery. These textiles were everything and it is not to be missed.
Our day continued with pre-dinner drinks at Charlie Was a Sinner. Yes, that’s the name of this speakeasy inspired hot spot. But, we didn’t dare eat a bite there, because we where on our way to Vedge. Can I just give this amazing vegan restaurant my 5 Stars now? This place was so delicious beyond my expectations. I wanted to eat everything…actually I think I did. The dessert…oh…the dessert. This was the perfect way to end day two of our Visit Philly experience.
Day three was more like half a day, because I was flying home in the late afternoon. But, that didn’t stop us from getting out there on these historic streets to see what we could find. Since, our hotel is located in the Old City neighborhood, we easily walked over to High Street on Market for the best brunch! Please do yourself a favor and order the Baked Oatmeal. Just do it. And in order to burn off the deliciousness we devoured, we walked around the neighborhood. This resulted in some vintage shopping at N3rd Collective and a history lesson at Elfreth’s Alley. FYI…Elfreth’s Alley is America’s oldest residential neighborhood. This was all before ending our trip at Spruce Street Harbor Park for a cold beverage.
Now, can you see why I have a crush on Philly? Have you visited this city before? Where are your favorite places to sightsee?
Disclosure: Lodging and transportation was provided by VisitPhilly.com. Any all opinions are true and my own.