I get it – 16 minutes on SEPTA does not sound like anyone’s version of a good time. But, only one short train ride (and only $9 round-trip) away, lies an untapped foodie heaven. In the time it takes for you to get through the brunch line at Green Eggs, you could already be enjoying the best that Ardmore has to offer. Check out our top three reasons to go there now.

1. Ardmore Station Café

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This café, with its diner-like vibe, offers everything that a seasoned bruncher expects: specialty French toast and pancakes, omelets and other egg dishes and an extensive list of breakfast sandwiches and burritos. With reasonably-sized portions and wholesome ingredients, the dishes at Ardmore Station Café leave you happy and full, and not at risk for a heart attack (cough Sabrina’s cough). Most noteworthy? Ardmore serves fried Oreos — 3 for just $2. If you’re still not convinced, check out their drool-worthy Instagram.

2. Snap Pizza

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Located right underneath Ardmore Station Café, this fast-food, casual restaurant lets you design your own customizable pizza. You can choose from a variety of interesting sauces (think herb butter and basil pesto), cheeses, proteins (sweet Italian sausage and slow roasted pork are standouts), vegetables, and finishing touches like truffle oil, whole milk ricotta and cilantro lime crema. If you’re nervous about making your own creation, you can order from a list of specialty pizzas and farm fresh salads. This pizza definitely beats Allegro’s, and at $8 or less, it’s totally worth the trek.

3. Ardmore Farmer’s Market

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On Saturdays, Ardmore has one of the best farmers markets in the greater Philadelphia region. Located in the town center, the market showcases a variety of gourmet vendors and local produce. Here, you can pick up things like homemade pasta, fresh seafood, poultry, meat, flowers and even scrumptious baked goods. The smoothies are especially delicious, made with fresh and interesting ingredients like açaí, pomegranate and kale – FroGro ingredients just can’t compare.