A Brit’s Guide to all Things Philly

I am one of many Brits that now calls Philadelphia- the city that loves you back, home. I love the multi cultural diverse neighborhoods, especially the one I reside in, Bella Vista and Queen Village where I run a chic, European hair boutique Follicle Studio http://folliclestudio.com.

Fabric Row on 4th Street full of fashion and fabrics, is a great street for a stroll. One of my fav restaurants is Le Virtu http://www.levirtu.com on E.Passyunk, because of the consistent, flavorful cuisine and the outdoor patio and garden.

Rim Cafe http://www.rimcafe.com at the Italian Market is a must if you love chocolate. 9th and Federal St, very unique experience.

Chinatown is always an intriguing experience, the air filled with the aroma of Asian fare and lots to choose from, vegan too New Harmony http://philadelphia.menupages.com/restaurants/new-harmony on 9th and Race.

We Brits love Indian food, venture to Tashan http://www.mytashan.com at 777 South Broad St. It has a great bar and gourmet cuisine. The farmers market at the Shambles (2nd, Lombard) on Sundays is a delight to try fresh, local produce and the food trucks that line the street are divine too.

I am a cyclist, so, happy to see that the city is adding more bike lanes around the city. I also love that Philly has a vast amount of green, parks and tree lined streets. Philadelphia has many neighborhoods to venture and explore by foot or bike.

Francesca Rivetti