My sister moving to Philadelphia has been such a lifesaver. A year later and I still continue to struggle with Postpartum Depression but having my sister around to help me through the days when Josh is off at work is such a blessing. I still struggle when her work schedule demands her time during the daylight hours but I’m so much less anxious and sad than I used to be. One of our favorite mood changers are our sister dates.
Something about my anxiety has made me afraid to go out and explore Philadelphia on my own. Which, I think, has made it so hard for Philly to feel like home to me. My sister is a busy body though and has been encouraging me to get out of the house and explore. So, we picked up and made our way downtown.
If you have never been to Philadelphia, one of the must-go places is Reading Terminal Market. It is this bustling little hub for amazing food, novelty and produce in Philadelphia. It’s always crowded and fast-paced. It’s perfect for the New York City girl that I am. If you find yourself here one day, make sure you stop at Beiler’s Doughnuts.
This popular little Amish bakery churns out some wild doughnut flavors. My sister’s go to is the Maple Bacon doughnut. I’m a simple girl though and will always go for the strawberry-filled. They are so fluffy and yummy. I really can’t do them justice with words.
After a little bit of shopping, we went to Pho Cali for a warm bowl of pho. There are a number of pho places in Philly to try but pho Cali is the only one I have been to. I love that Josh has stories that he has been able to share with me about his days in High School here so, it feels a little bit like home. Plus, the food is really good!
It was long day and I had spent all of my spoons so we got some Boba and headed back.
Philly just may start to feel like home.