Penzey's is a great resource for spices, herbs, mixtures and flavorings, and it is near the top of the list of spice shops. They have tons of spices, neatly organized, next to large smelling pots of that spice. you can take a whiff, get a feel for what you may buy, and then choose accordingly. Also, their prices are reasonable.
Chai Hong sells Asian groceries with a concentration on Southeast Asian (Cambodian in particular). You can buy lots of spices and herbs that aren't found in chinatown and the large chinese-vietnamese stores on Washington ave. Diverse selection of south east Asian fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Every inch is bursting with product.Their selection of greens is ridiculously cheap and the quality is also decent. If you need basic stuff and some not too basic stuff (like shittake mushrooms), you can find it here for pretty cheap.
This is a small little Market with all types of Thai groceries you can buy to concoct ypur own Thai dishes!! There is ALWAYS a line here usually wrapped around the corner and down to the next merchant - but that is because it is worth it!.
They have a good selection of Vietnammese, Chinese, and Thai groceries.
They have greast prices on Asian staples, including sauces (soy, oyster, chili, Mirin, rice vinegar, Sriracha), seasonings and bullions, and dried noodles. They have frozen seafood, meats, and other Asian prepared meals,
They have a good range of Chinese and South East Asian groceries, in particukar Thai.
Run by Amish employees, they are so polite and friendly. The homemade fudge looked perfect as it was calling my name. They have many different varieties. But seriously, if you're looking for awesome chocolates, fudge and other assorted sugar bombs, this is the place to go in Philly.
This smallish store is packed with chocolate in a ridiculous array of creative forms. The chocolates are delicious, the truffles decadent, the staff courteous, and the prices remarkably reasonable. Don't miss Lore's if you're in Philadelphia!
Excellent artisanal chocolate flown in weekly from Switzerland. This place is VERY expensive, but the chocolate is good. For top-quality chocolates, Teuscher is a safe bet for corporate or special occasion gift giving. The flower boxes are beautiful - but very pricey.