Those of us working at PHL enjoy the opportunity to explore the terminals for new places to dine and shop. As employees, we spend hundreds of hours here, so we all have personal favorites. We asked staff to name some food, shops and services that they enjoy - hidden gems at PHL, if you will. The places they shared are good-- check them out the next time you are here!
Maryna from the Communications team said: “I like La Columbe for breakfast, especially for the pastries. They also have THE best coffee at PHL.” The Earl of Sandwich in the D-C Terminal Connector is a favorite, too. “The staff is nice, and the food is always good.” For services, she likes the convenient Grab app that allows you to preorder meals for pickup. The app lets you order, pay and pickup. It’s a nice tool for airport workers and our guests.
Maryna’s favorite art exhibit at PHL is called “Impulse” – it can be found at ticketing in A-West. “PHL has amazing art exhibits throughout the airport.”
Public Affairs Manager Heather Redfern likes the food court at Terminal F because “it has Mexican (Qdoba), Asian (Win Kitchen), pizza (Sbarro) and Philly favorites (Tony Luke’s and Philly Pretzel Factory). It’s accessible by walking or taking the shuttle, too.”
Megan O’Connell, director of marketing and branding, is a big fan of the services that are available at PHL. For example, Sky Squad provides passenger assistance from curb to gate. She also likes the Pure Leaf Oasis Lounge and Be Relax Spa. More information about these services can be found here.
PHL staff photographer Dave Rosenblum’s favorites are Currito for breakfast ("because they use real eggs"). His favorite hiding spot is the Artport Lounge in Terminal F. “It has great art, a cornhole game, and comfortable bean bag chairs.” For services, he also likes the Grab app- “no waiting in lines for those who use the app.” I think we can agree that avoiding lines at the airport is #goals for us all.
Lastly, Dave says the airport’s art exhibitions are his favorite hidden gems at PHL. “The art program is so expansive that exhibits can be seen throughout the airport. You can peruse the art in the terminals while you walk to your gate.”
Tagliare is my favorite place right now– the pizza there is always super-hot and crunchy. My overall favorite lunch spot is Gachi House of Sushi—I could eat the Spicy Miso Ramen every day. Like my teammates, I love the Grab app- especially for quick coffee runs. As the holidays are upon us, the variety of shops at PHL have made very shopping convenient for us and every week I discover a cool new shop.
Hopefully, passengers will take advantage of the awesome services, programs and different food options at PHL. We want our guests to feel free to explore the terminals for the wide range of choices in which to indulge. Check out our website before you arrive at PHL to locate the places of interest that are convenient to your gate.