Want to spend a day at Rittenhouse Square? Here’s a SJU student’s guide to making the most of your day at Rittenhouse, whatever it may be. This list contains the ins and outs to Rittenhouse square for those foodies, for those art seekers, and for the shopaholics. Want a quick bite to eat? Want to check out the free public art Philly has to offer? Rittenhouse has it all.
For the Foodies
The Foodery is one of the most popular food spots in Philly for locals and tourists. Along with an extensive selection of craft beers, The Foodery offers a wide variety of delicious sandwiches, soups, breakfast sandwiches and more. The Foodery is a classic Philadelphia spot for tasty grub and an old fashioned feel.
Rittenhouse Square is great space for walking around and taking in the beauty of one of the most beautiful parks in Philadelphia. Want to just grab something quikc on the go? The Metropolitan Bakery is the place to hit. The Metropolitan Bakery has 5 locations in Philly, making their delicious sweets easy for any Philadelphian to get their hands on.
HipCityVeg is exactly what it sounds like. HipCityVeg is a trendy restaurant, located in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., focused on promoting clean vegan eating. This restaurant’s focus is for its customers to not only eat vegan, but to realize vegan food can be delicious.
Thing to Do/See
The Mütter Museum is one of the most popular medical history museums in the world. It displays tools, models, and anatomical specimens from history all over the world. Most specifically, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors yearly, allowing them to witness feautures such as the jaw tumor of President Grover Cleavland and Albert Einstein’s brain.
Located in the Rittenhouse Hotel, The Library Bar is a unique bar. This bar is sophisticated, serves delicious drinks, and is set up in a library setting. There are bookshelves lining the walls, and big arm chairs, creating a special and cozy experience.
3. Public Art
Rittenhouse Square is filled with one of a kind sculptures. Some of the features art includes “Duck Girl,” “Lion Crushing a Serpent,” “Gardener’s Cottage Gates,” and “Billy,” which can all be found on Walnut Street between 18th Street and 19th Street.
For the Shopaholics
Shopping at the Bellevue is a must for any shopaholic in the Philadelphia area. The Bellevue bears some of the highest end shopping available, such as Nicole Miller and Tiffany & Co.
2. Omoi Zakka
Omoi Zakka is a Japanese-influenced shop, donning unconventional gifts and accessories. . Omoi Zakka has 2 locations, both in Philadelphia Omoi Zakka offers personalized stationary, home goods, bags, books, jewelry, skin care and more.
Although not the conventional shopping one may expect, DiBruno’s is a necessary stop when any food lover finds themselves in Rittenhouse Square. DiBruno Bros. has 5 locations in and around Philly. The European feel of this culinary market is an experience like no other. DiBruno Brothers houses meats, cheeses, coffee and gourmet delicacies from local and international destinations.