Philadelphia: Philly’s Gourmet Cafe at The Bourse


Around the area called the Independence National Historical Park are many buildings. Some are small and others, like the Philadelphia Bourse are large “modern” multi-storey buildings.

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The Philadelphia Bourse was the first commodities exchange in America. Today, it is just an office building and also a place where tourist had food in their visit to the Independence National Historic Park.

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They have a good variety of choices with the Box Lunch Program where for a few bucks you can pick up burgers, sandwiches, fried chickens and almost every kind of take aways you could think of.

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We went to a sit down place called the Philly’s Gourmet Cafe. This place is meant to cater to the hoard of tourists with a huge variety of food choices.

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You get to pick what you want and they charge you by the weight of the food.

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I like breakfasts like this because I get to choose only the amount I want. I also had a piece of Bourbon Chicken because it looked so delish. I had never come across a place like this in Vancouver — anyone know of one?

I had no idea how this works. They charges solely by the weight of the food. Suanne and I tried to figure out what would give us the best value for money.

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Coffee is not by weight though.

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The picture above is just out of place but I like it so much I thought I stick it here. I want to go into a tirade on the importance The First Amendment is but I’ll leave it to you guys to just read it for yourself. It’s late for me … gotta hit the sack right after publishing this post.

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3 thoughts on “Philadelphia: Philly’s Gourmet Cafe at The Bourse

  1. There are a few salad places around town where you can pick and your veggies, and/or fruit, and/or cold foods (ie cold pasta etc) and they charge you by the weight. There’s a new italian bakery in Yaletown called Sciue where you can choose different pizza slices and you get charged by the weight

  2. When I’m in Metrotown I like going to U-Grill and always end up with a pile of su choy, sprouts and mushrooms and only a little meat since it’s priced by weight too! But, they don’t charge for their sauce or rice.

  3. Ah, the cost of food determined by weight. Reminds me of the one (and only) time we went to the Mongolie Grill – we were also playing the game of figuring out what gave us the best bang for the buck. Ixnay on the veggies and sauces!!

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