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Center City West: Five Healthy Spots to Eat

Center City West: Five Healthy Spots to Eat

Center City West is home to several chains focused on healthy eating. After much investigation and considerable amount of taste testing (for research purposes, of course) here are the five best healthy finds in the neighborhood.   Sweetgreen Sweetgreen has several Center City locations, including 1821 Chestnut St. All feature bread baked in-house and fresh salads made […]

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Chestnut Hill: Five Must-Try Cafes

Chestnut Hill: Five Must-Try Cafes

If you are sick of standing in Starbucks’ long lines and eating its pre-made food, you should check out the cafes in Chestnut Hill on Germantown Avenue. They are all mom-and-pop shops and unique in their own ways. Pennsylvania General Store Michael and Julie Holahan, owners of the Pennsylvania General Store (above), also own the Pennsylvania General […]

 

Manayunk: Along With Healthy Foods, Pretzel Park Farmers Market Offers A Sense Of Community

Manayunk: Along With Healthy Foods, Pretzel Park Farmers Market Offers A Sense Of Community

The Pretzel Park Farmers Market, now in its fourth year of operation, provides fresh and organic fruits and vegetables to the people of Manayunk, a community known to be lacking in accessible healthy food retailers. The market takes place every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) from mid-May through November. It’s run by Friends of […]

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Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Since the restaurant’s opening in 2011, Lucky’s Last Chance has earned recognition for its selection of specialty burgers, hot dogs and craft beers. In 2013, the peanut butter and bacon burger even earned the restaurant the People’s Choice Award at the Philly Burger Brawl. Now, the restaurant is also earning recognition for its role in […]

 

Northeast: Supermarket Closures Leave Food Pantries Scrambling

Northeast: Supermarket Closures Leave Food Pantries Scrambling

It was 8:40 a.m. on a recent sunny, spring-like day. In addition to the birds chirping, chatter could be heard as a line from the front of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church wrapped around Sackett Street onto Tyson Avenue. Many were gathering and waiting for the Feast of Justice’s Community Cupboard to open. Feast of […]

 

East Passyunk: After Success In South Philly, Brothers Expand Grocery Business

East Passyunk: After Success In South Philly, Brothers Expand Grocery Business

More than six years ago, two brothers dove into their savings and maxed out their credit cards to follow their passion and share it with the people around them. “There was a demand for a store specializing in this (local and organic) kind of food, and we thought if we don’t do it, someone else […]

 

Germantown: Lack of Supermarkets Causing Concern in Community

Germantown: Lack of Supermarkets Causing Concern in Community

Recent grocery chain corporate restructuring has not only affected sales and store performance, it has created a food desert of sorts in Germantown where two grocery stores recently shut their doors. “We’re suffering greatly,” the Rev. Chester Williams, president of the Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club, said. “The neighbors are hurting from the closings of Pathmark and Bottom […]

 

Fishtown: Produce Delivery Service Aims To Become Neighborhood Staple

Fishtown: Produce Delivery Service Aims To Become Neighborhood Staple

The bustling corridors inside of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) can be an overwhelming place to think logistically about purchasing produce. The market is inside of a massive temperature-controlled building that spans more than 14 football fields long, where 24 independent produce distributors sell truckloads worth of veggies and fruits from around the world. Pedestrian walkways are marked with […]

 

Kensington: Next On Tap At Saint Benjamin Brewery? Full-Service Kitchen

Kensington: Next On Tap At Saint Benjamin Brewery? Full-Service Kitchen

Five years ago, Tim Patton and Christina Burris would have never thought they’d be running their own brewery. Now, they’re not only making Saint Benjamin beer at a re-purposed warehouse in Kensington, they are set to add a tap room and kitchen in May. Using funds from the American Street Empowerment Zone business grant program, their tap […]

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Tacony: Lorenzo’s Café Espresso Aims to Bring Neighborhood Together

Tacony: Lorenzo’s Café Espresso Aims to Bring Neighborhood Together

There is no such thing as a grand opening without a ribbon cutting, so what does an Italian cafe owner do when there is no ribbon in sight? Use a red, white and green banner of course. Jan. 30, 2016, was a Saturday afternoon like no other for Lisa and Mike Lorenzo. It was the grand […]

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