Metropolitan Bakery $
8607 Germantown Ave., 215/753-9001,
HOURS: Mon.–Fri. 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.,
Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
COST: Most entréess less than $10
With five locations throughout the city, you’re never far from the delicious breads, bagels, pastries, and coffee of Metropolitan Bakery. More than 30 varieties of bread are sold at the shops and also served and sold at many other local restaurants and markets.
Well known for their signature French berry rolls, homemade granola, and croissants, Metropolitan offers an array of single rolls as well as whole loaves along with other gourmet treats like olive oils, coffees, teas, jams, cheeses, and spreads. Each shop is a little different, but all offer amazing gourmet treats.
Locations: Old City, Metro Café (15 S. 3rd St., Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.), University City (4013 Walnut St., daily 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m.), Rittenhouse Square (262 S. 19th St., Mon.–Fri. 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.), and Reading Terminal Market (12th and Arch Sts., Mon.–Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.).
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition