The 12 Smelliest Places in Philly (by The Philly Post)

August 29, 2012

 

I just came across this article on the 12 Smelliest Places in Philadelphia by author Christine Speer Lejeune, and I had myself a good ole’ chuckle. Here’s the list:

  1. Independence Mall in Old City, where horses meets asphalt.
  2. Roosevelt Boulevard, which smells like cookies when you drive past the old Nabisco factory. “I remember hanging my head out the car window to sniff as a kid!”
  3. I-95 on the way to the airport. “Is it the pollution control plant? OMG.”
  4. 15th and Market. “Smells like doughnuts.”
  5. Subway. Any subway, every subway. Namely the underground stations.
  6. Chinatown. “Chinatown in the rain or the fog smells like hot neon, wet lettuce and old cigarettes.
  7. 19th and JFK. “Smells like an open sewer.” In fact, “sewer” in various places is a popular pick.
  8. Reading Terminal. Famous Fourth’s cookies meets Amish whoopie pies meets flower vendor meets cement meets mingling scents of frying meat and pizza. Is there any better Philly scent mash-up than this?
  9. Dumpsters. Sansom’s hardly the only offender.
  10. 9th Street, between Washington and Christian. “Fish!”
  11. Sarcone’s Bakery.
  12. Temple on 13th Street, now always filled with food truck smells.

I myself will have to add the Gallery at Market East to the list as that place is just a hot mess. Any other hot spots full of odor that you know of in Philly?

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