Hill's has been in business for more than 30 years and they now have 4 locations. The Newtown Square store is the only one I've frequented, so I'm not qualified to speak about the service at the others. This, however, gets high points for customer relations and for the quality of the fish. It's definitely on my recommended list.
My husband loves this place! Whether it's the bagels, their selection of coffees, the camaraderie of the regulars who frequent Delancey Street, or just the relaxation that comes with sitting down with that bagel, coffee and a book for a short time, it's one of his favorite places in which to relax before getting down to work. I'm not quite as enthusiastic, but if you don't mind your coffee in a paper cup or your bagel on a plastic plate, give Delancey Street a try.
Everyone thinks the bagels in New York City are the best. I disagree. New York Bagel Bakery's take the prize and they're here in Philadelphia. The crust is crisp. The color is deep. The taste is fantastic. These bagels won't keep very long without freezing because they have no preservatives, but they do freeze well if you scoop them.
Sarcone's has expanded, not just to the extent of opening a deli, but across the river to New Jersey. Lucky are the folks in Cherry Hill! Now they, too, can have the pleasure of eating sandwiches made from Sarcone's world class bread, sandwiches guaranteed to please the most severe critic and guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest among us.
In a city of fantastic Italian bakeries, Sarcone's stands out, arguably the best. The lines outside the door prior to the end of baking time attest to their legions of fans. My acid test revolves around the crust as I prefer that to the inside of any bread. Sarcone's passes the test with flying colors.
Waterloo has at least two locations, possibly three, and we've done business with both the Devon and Exton branches. This is a fabulous place to buy plants and to plan your garden!! They have an extensive staff, all of whom are knowledgeable and willing to help. Their selection is enormous and in the Exton location in particular the grounds are lovely. Regardless of which branch you patronize, you're making a wise choice.
I love this place, and it's not just because they give your pet free treats while he or she roams the premises with you. It's also not because they'll give you free pretzel rods to munch on while your purchases are being tallied. It's because this family-owned business knows it begins and ends with service. You might find the product you're seeking slightly cheaper at one of the chain pet supply stores, but you won't enjoy yourself as much while shopping.
Braxton's has an extensive stock of all pet supplies and is worth exploring.
The food at Teresa's is fine, not great, but good, dependable Italian cuisine. What turns me off however, is the impossible noise level. It's deafening. Still, crowds flock to Teresa's, perhaps because it's byo, perhaps because the food is good and plentiful.
La Colombe still wins the prize for the best coffee not only in Philadelphia, but in the country, as far as I'm concerned. Yet, Bucks County Coffee Company won't disappoint. Their interior surroundings are pleasant, there are tables set up outdoors, and the coffee is pretty good, whether it's just plain joe, cappuccino, or a latte, etc. My only complaint is that you're served in paper cups. I prefer china.
If you don't want to go out to eat or risk a take-out pizza arriving cold, give Mom's Bake at Home Pizza a try. There's a choice of many toppings and all you'll have to do is pop it in the oven for a piping hot, delicious meal, assembled by them but baked by you.