Philly and its surrounding areas are loaded with all manner of delicious local foodstuffs, but head out to Lancaster to get some, and you could get lost and end up in Virginville, or worse, Blue Ball. Gathering those specialty eats for you, Green Aisle Grocery
A boutique food market in a modest East Passyunk storefront sporting racks bursting with organic produce, whole spices, hard-to-find sodas/mixers/condiments, and a dizzying array of niche products, Green's owned/operated by a pair of local brothers, one of whom makes his bones as PW's food critic, and the other guy doesn't. Fresh-baked baguettes, flatbread, brioche & sourdough're delivered daily from nearby Wild Flour Bakery, and share dry shelf space w/ house-made BBQ sauce from Pub & Kitchen, agave-sweetened ketchup from Lancaster-based Oak View Acres, Fee cocktail mixers & six varieties of bitters, and java from local roasters La Colombe & Peregrine, which's exclusively retailed at Green along with Stumptown beans -- the favorite brew of the subway beggar from Kids. A refrigerated case in the rear's packed with specialties from local restos like hummus from Zahav, corn chowder and matzo ball soup from Miss Rachel's Kitchen, Cafe con Chocolate's chilis and creamy black bean soup, soon-arriving mostardas and fresh pasta from James, and raw milk and artisan cheeses from Hillacres Pride in Peach Bottom, a town Nelly is already in negotiations with to buy and have sex with
Because they know you loooove dessert, Green's carrying several local lines of sugary goods like cookies from Khaya and Baker E, Antoine Amrani chocolates, and boardwalk buckets of World Famous Caramel Popcorn from Johnson's -- which you'll only get to use once you get to Intercourse.