Center City Snacks
I wanted to start a thread about things to snack on while wandering around center city. Not full meals, just something to tide you over. My thought was, nothing bigger than a slice of pizza - and nothing with waiter service, either. Carts are fine, order at counter and sitdown/take out also fine.
Getting some little snack is something I wind up doing pretty much every time I go downtown. I'll list my suggestions (most of which are pretty obvious), but I'm curious to hear others.
Soft pretzels (incl. millers' at RTM)
ice cream at capogiro
hot dog at underdog (17th and Sansom)
desserts at Miel
canoli from RTM or di bruno's (though I find that di bruno's has fewer other options than I had expected)
for a slice of pizza, i'll usually go w/ Joe's on 16th.
haven't been to federal donut yet, but plan to!
Other thoughts? I really like all of these, but I'm hoping to find new options.
Chinese buns at KC's Pastries (sweet or savory). They're a bargain too.
Croissant from LeBus or Metropolitan
Canele from La Colombe
A single taco from one of the Tacquerias in/near the Italian Market
re: Philly Ray
Especially if the bagels from Spread are warm...
I would add:
At Reading Terminal Market:
The cinnamon pretzel sticks from Miller's Twist
A drippy roast pork sandwich from DiNic's
Chocolate covered peanut butter prezels from Mueller's
A warm chocolate chip cookie (with a napkin) from Fourth Street Cookies
A gingerbread cookie (when they make them) or a corn muffin from Beiler's
A sugar cookie from Flying Monkey
A cannoli or torrone from Termini's or better yet a bag of the dead bone cookies at Halloween
Elsewhere in CC:
The macarons from La Petite Dauphine
A napoleon from Isgro's
A molasses cookie or coconut cream tart from Tartes
A red velvet or chocolate cupcake from Brown Betty
The hot cinnamon cashews at Christmas Village
Bacio gelato at Capogiro
A margherita pizza from Pitruco
The aztec hot chocolate from Naked Chocolate
A lamb pita from Argan
A peanut butter bun from a bakery on 10th near Race St.
Braverman's sugar cookies at RTM (when they were fresh)