Sydney McElweePhiladelphia Staff Writer
Sydney grew up outside of Philadelphia, went to college in Nashville, and then moved to New York City to be an art director at either a large advertising agency or a sweatshop. From what she’s told us, we’re still unclear. After four years of failing to convince herself that her Big Pharma clients were good people deep, deep down, she left the industry to launch The Infatuation in Philadelphia. Contrary to what you may expect, she does not have a strong opinion on cheesesteaks or Allen Iverson. She hopes these confessions don’t ruin her credibility with her Philly audience.
From breweries to bakeries to BYOBs, this is everywhere you need to know about in the North Philly neighborhood.
Soup Kitchen Cafe is a small breakfast and lunch spot in Kensington that’s easy, casual, and pretty cheap.
You know you’re in the right place if you see a green light above the door of this Kensington fermentery that makes excellent sours beers.
Philadelphia Distilling is a huge warehouse with a tasting room that has mostly gin cocktails, plus a menu of small plates.
Lost Bread Co. is only open on the weekends, but you should make the trip for a loaf of their homemade bread or a pretzel shortbread cookie.
Hello Donuts is a coffee and donut shop in Kensington that does some of the best vegan pastries in the city.
Located on the bottom floor of the newest Comcast Tower, a meal at seafood spot Vernick Fish is a perfect choice for almost any situation.
Whether you’re looking to face-plant into some pancakes or host a birthday brunch, these are the best places in Philly for your favorite weekend meal.
Winkel is a Dutch BYOB in Washington Square West with an all-day brunch.
Ants Pants is an all-day Australian cafe in Queen Village that has a solid weekday brunch.
Cafe Y Chocolate is a Mexican bakery in South Philly with a great brunch menu.