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Breakfast of Champions: 3 Reasons Not to Hit Snooze

Photo courtesy of Federal Donuts

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I can’t vouch for that, but I can tell you how to make it the tastiest meal of the day. Here are three ideas for how to make sure you don’t turn off your alarm and roll over tomorrow morning.

Federal Donuts If you need a reason to get up early then dream about the hot, fresh donuts at Federal Donuts. Unexpected flavors like strawberry lavender, blueberry pancake and double chocolate cheesecake should be enough to get you out of bed when ordering starts at 7 a.m. and the quick sugar rush will definitely get you going!

Tip: Federal Donut’s famous Korean-style fried chicken and fries are available for pre-order as well.

Weekends just got even better - with weekend packages from Spread Bagelry, maker of Montreal-style, wood oven bagels. The small weekend package includes 6 bagels (plain, sesame, everything or poppy), 2 cream cheeses (plain, scallion), 1 package Nova Salmon, 1 onion, 1 tomato, capers, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. It’s enough for 4 to 6 people or 2 to 3 all weekend. You can also opt for the large weekend package that serves 8-12. You can even customize the bagel flavors and frequency, as well as choose to have it delivered Saturday or Sunday between 7:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Tip: They just lowered the price!

Photographed & consumed by Irene Levy Baker

Chef Michael Solomonov’s cafe and Israeli-style bakery is open for pre-orders, and walk-ups. You know it’s going to be a good day when you start with an egg and cheese on a flat Jerusalem bagel with a Yemenite latte. Or go big and order a K’far Bloody Mary with tomato, house-made horseradish, schug, fresh dill and soda or gin. And to satisfy that sweet tooth -- get a Tehina chocolate chip cookie! Other available desserts include rugelach or Mini Chocolate Babkas, but you know you’ll be craving more, so just get one of the dessert bundles. You'll be happy you did! Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Tip: The patio is open!


by Irene Levy Baker, author, 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia and Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia. Both books are full of tips. For even more tips, visit Planning a staycation? Go to the website for signed copies of books. For free shipping, use promo code TheCityPulse.

Click here for more blog postings by Irene Levy Baker including two posts with tips for how to help restaurants survive and a look at Philly-style masks.

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