Welcome Basket

Since 1999, SHCA has been welcoming new first-time homeowners to the neighborhood with a valuable gift: The Welcome Basket. The basket includes neighborhood information, fresh food, and gift certificates to area theaters, restaurants, shops, services, and museums. All of the contents are donated by area businesses and organizations. If you are a new first-time home/condo owner in Society Hill and are interested, let us know you are here. We will contact you to make an appointment for a presentation in your home. To date, over 830 baskets have been presented to new homeowners. You can show support for our contributing businesses and organizations by patronizing them. They make our baskets possible.

Chair: Martha Levine

Society Hill Welcome Basket Contributors

Coffee Shops

Green Street Coffee, 1101 Spruce Street
Old City Coffee, 221 Church Street/Reading Terminal Market
Starbucks Coffee Inc., 8th & Walnut Streets
9th Street Coffee & Tea, 814 S. 9th Street

Food Stores

Acme Markets 5th & Pine Street


Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard Street
Bistro La Minette, 623 S. 6th Street
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse, 421 S. 2nd Street
City Tavern, 138 S. 2nd Street
Craftsman’s Row, 112 S. 8th Street
Creperie Beau Monde, 624 S. 6th Street
Fork, 306 Market Street
Frieda’s Café, 320 Walnut Street
Garces Group—Amada, 217 Chestnut Street, and others
Gnocchi, 613 E. Passyunk Ave. (near 5th and South)
High Street on Market, 308 Market Street
Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar & Kitchen, Hilton @ Penn’s Landing
La Buca Ristorante, 711 Locust Street
La Fourno, 636 South Street
La Scala’s Restaurant & Bar, 615 Chestnut Sreet
Malbec, Argentine Steakhouse, 400-402 S. 2nd Street
Pizza Fresca by Lamberti, 703 Chestnut Street
Positano Coast Restaurant, 2nd & Walnut Streets
Talula’s Daily, café & take out, 208 W. Washington Square

Specialty Foods

Homemade Goodies by Roz, 510 S. 5th Street
Knead Bagels, 725 Walnut Street
Metropolitan Bakery, 262 S. 19th Street (Rittenhouse Sq.)
South Street Bagels, 613 S. 3rd Street
The Pennsylvania General Store, Reading Terminal Market

Specialty Shops

Adornamenti (jewelry), 1106 Pine Street
Evantine Design, 715 Walnut Street
Head House Books, 619 S. 2nd Street
Paper On Pine (invitations/stationery ), 115 S. 13th Street
Show of Hands Gallery (crafts), 1006 Pine Street
SoapBox (handmade soaps, skin care) 616 S. 6th Street


Arden Theater, 40 N. 2nd Street
1812 Productions (all comedy theater), 215-592-9560
Ballet X, 265 S. Broad Street
Ghost Tours of Philadelphia, 610-587-8308
InterAct Theater Company, 2030 Sansom Street
Lantern Theater Company, 10th & Ludlow Streets (south of Market)
National Museum of American Jewish History, 5th & Market Streets
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street
Next Move Dance at the Prince, 1412 Chestnut Street
Pennsylvania Ballet, Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Streets
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society 215-569-8080
Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom Street
Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, 321 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia Theatre Company, S. Roberts Theater, Broad & Pine Streets
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Kimmel Center, 215-545-1739
The Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble, Old Pine Church
The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Other Services

Home Helpers of Philadelphia, 267-402-7271
J. Sima Salon, Society Hill Towers, 279 St. James Place
Judy Moon Massage Therapy
, Hopkinson House, 604 Washington Sq.
Liberty Tree & Landscape Management, 215-725-3637
Riff Cleaners, 500 S. 5th Street
The Worth Collection, New York (women’s fashions), 215-925-8813