Where can I buy coffee?
There are a few options within walking distance. Old City Coffee’s Old City Cafe is at 221 Church Street, and is open from 7AM to 7PM. Starbucks is located at 57-63 North Third Street (corner of 3rd & Arch) and is open from 5AM to 9PM.
What’s the plan for lunch?
You have a few options for lunch.
First, we are ecstatic to have Eat Like an Egyptian’s Taza Truck parked right outside WHYY! Eat Like an Egyptian sources the tastes of Egypt in fresh and healthy recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Much of Egyptian food is naturally vegetarian and gluten-free. Eat Like an Egyptian’s meats are halal, responsibly raised with no hormones or antibiotics. It’s clean food, made from scratch with only whole ingredients. You can follow them on social media @eategyptian to learn about specials, locations, and upcoming events.
Here is the menu for Namas Day:
- Hala’s Hummus – very garlicky with a light lemony flavor & homemade pita chips – $4 Baba
- Ghanoush – baked eggplant, tahini, spices & homemade pita chips – $4
- Spicy Arnabit – spicy fried cauliflower w/ garlic sour cream dipping sauce – $6
- Taza Fries – thin cut French fries seasoned with garlic salt and served w/garlic sour cream sauce – $4
- Chicken Shawarma – marinated grilled chicken on fresh pita wrap w/ veggies & sauce –$9 Beef Shawarma – hand-cut marinated grilled steak on fresh pita wrap w/ veggies & sauce – $10 T aameya (Vegan)– Egyptian falafel served on fresh pita wrap w/ veggies & sauce – $9
- Egyptian Rice Bowl – seasoned rice with vermicelli noodles topped with chicken, steak, or falafel, diced tomatoes, spinach, and homemade tahini sauce – $10
- Hummus Power Bowl (Gluten Free) – a layer of Timmy’s creamy lemony hummus topped with organic baby spinach, chicken, steak, or falafel and feta cheese, diced tomatoes and scallions – $10
- Organic Spinach Bowl (Gluten Free)– choose chicken, steak or falafel served on a bed of organic baby spinach with diced tomatoes with homemade tahini sauce – $10
Second, you can bring your own lunch. There are plenty of places in the marketplace, just outside WHYY, and in the surrounding neighborhood to hang out and have a picnic.
Finally, you could head off-site for a bite. The Bourse Food Hall (111 S Independence Mall E) is open from 7AM to 12AM. Taza has a brick and mortar in the food hall called Ka’moon, which offers a much more extensive menu than the truck if anyone is interested in checking out the full menu of options. Follow them on social media @kamoonphilly. Old Nelson Food Co. (2000 Chestnut Street) features various options for breakfast and lunch, including bagels, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and sushi. Snap Kitchen has a location at 243 Market Street and is open from 9AM to 8PM. And the largest Wawa is now open at 101 6th Street, and is open 24/7.
I’m thirsty and forgot my water bottle!
Swing by Baba’s Brew for a bottle of Olga’s AMAZING kombucha!
What do I do if I’m starving during a session (or in between sessions) and don’t have time to purchase food?
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