Hoagies are a traditional cuisine in Philadelphia.
The largest Wawa in the country is set to open in Philadelphia on Dec. 14, 2018. Located at 6th and Chestnut Streets, it’s an impressive 11,500 square feet with large arch windows and gilded doors. It boasts two murals and a living greenery wall.
Wawa is going all out to celebrate. The store officially opens at 8 am on Dec. 14 and the first 200 customers through the door will receive giveaways. But festivities really get going underway a little later. At 8:45 am the Wawa Values Day Parade will begin down 6th St. There will be a grand opening ceremony at 9 a.m. with reading of a Wawa declaration by a Thomas Jefferson re-enactor and a Hoagies for Heroes hoagie building competition. Free coffee will also be given out on that day and for the rest of the weekend.
Celebrations continue through Sunday with a presentation of “Hamilton — The Early Years” by the National Constitution Center on Dec. 15 and storytelling by Historic Philadelphia on Dec. 16. There’s more food and drinks available here than at other Wawas. Wawa has expanded its bakery for this store, meaning you can indulge in pastries, cupcakes, cakes and French bread.
There are more Wawa Reserve coffee options too. Made from specialty grade coffee beans, most Wawas only have one of these available, but there are four varieties at the 6th and Chestnut Wawa. It also has various coffees and teas on tap, including a nitro cold brew, nitro green tea and kombucha.
One item that is only a limited time affair, though, is the Molten Lava Liberty Latte. It’s a latte made with signature hot chocolate and topped with red, white and blue sprinkles. It’s only available at the one Wawa location and will only be on the menu for three months after the opening.
The new Wawa has seating in the form of couches and cafe seats near the front of the store. There’s also free Wifi! The previously new Wawa location located on the ground floor of The Royer is still open and ready to serve you as well.