We heard Anthony Bourdain is in Philadelphia to shoot scenes for his new show The Layover, and being fans of his, we were so excited by the news! I love his show No Reservations and its off-the-beaten-path approach to food and visiting places that most people would never discover while traveling. The concept behind The Layover is showing viewers what to do in a city during only a brief period of time. I’m so curious as to where he’s going in Philly! For those of you who are in or familiar with the area, where do you think he should go?
These would be my recommendations…
Reading Terminal Market is a must! This former train depot is a Philly treasure and is known for its amazing selection of meats, cheese, fruits and vegetables, and some legendary sandwiches. It’s also just a really cool space!
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens – one of my favorite places in the city! It truly is magical, featuring the work of Isaiah Zagar, a mosaic mural artist whose work can be found on over 100 public walls throughout the city of Philadelphia and around the world. Plus it’s not far from South Street, which has lots of restaurants that are right up Bourdain’s alley.
For dessert, there’s no better place to go than Franklin Fountain, an old-fashioned ice cream shop located in Old City! Their handmade ice cream is out of this world, and the ambiance of the shop makes it worth the wait :)
Where would you go during a layover in Philly?