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The food at Drop Squad Kitchen has soul, despite its complete lack of meat. From black bean-and-wild rice burgers to mac and cheese, the dishes at Drop Squad Kitchen feature healthy, tasty ingredients designed to appease both stomach and conscience alike. The mother-daughter duo behind the restaurant have a grand vision to overhaul the typical American diet dependent on meat products and accidentally swallowed gum. To share their culinary vision with others, the Drop Squad Kitchen staff holds regular cooking demonstrations, each of which tackles a different cooking style or topic such as barbecue, comfort food, and bread baking.

928 Justison Street
Wilmington,
DE
US

Cuisine Type: Bagel sandwiches

Most popular offering: 26 flavors of bagels

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Alcohol: None

Number of Tables: 5?10

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Established: 2012

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Pro Tip: Call order in advance to avoid waiting

400 W Main St
Middletown,
DE
US

At each Tropical Smoothie location, healthy choices abound with drinks consisting of fresh fruit and snacks loaded with veggies and premium meats and cheeses. The caf??s colorful repertoire of smoothies runs the gamut from creamy, dessert-based indulgent creations to light and refreshing low-fat fruit options or frosty drinks boosted with supplements. Strawberries, bananas, and peaches mingle with exotic a?a? and goji berries to form mouthwatering concoctions designed to deliver health-boosting antioxidants, essential nutrients and laser-vision-inducing vitamins. Drinks pair with ciabatta and griddled flatbread during breakfast and lunch, as well as with made-to-order salads and a host of wraps and sandwiches.

1810 Wilmington Pike
Glen Mills,
PA
US

Since it was built in 1890, Cynwyd Station has survived three fires, water damage, and even a nest of Richard Geres in the walls. Thanks to the renovation efforts of the Lower Merion Historical Society, it has found new life as a sustainable storm-water reclamation site and education center?and an undeniably quirky cafe. As a nod to its home's heritage, Cynwyd Station Cafe and Tea Room is filled with steampunk-tinged Victorian imagery, a playful and boutique twist on the culture of a bygone area. It also has an eye on the future, relying almost entirely on biodegradable materials, composting, and recycling. This environmental focus also spreads to the seasonal menu.

Artificial ingredients are nowhere to be found in the nearly 20 loose-leaf teas that range from the traditional but complex to more adventurous, spicy blends. Six rotating ice-cream flavors go into old-fashioned ice-cream sodas and chocolate-egg creams, as well as European-inspired sundaes and pockets. Meanwhile, Benjamin Franklin would swell with pride at the whimsical shop of curiosities, such as Fee Brothers botanical waters and handmade wooden games.

375 Conshohocken State Road
Bala Cynwyd,
PA
US

Specializing in locally-sourced, seasonal fare whenever possible, the folks behind Fox & Fern Cafe have made it their mission to craft a menu of casual cafe eats made with the freshest possible ingredients. Inside the colorful, well-lit storefront, customers step up to order from a long list of sandwiches lined with fresh quality ingredients, sourced from local and organic farms when possible. But sandwiches aren't all that's made fresh. Each day, bakers whip up their specialty sweets, which often include scones, cinnamon buns, cookies, cupcakes, and tarts, all served alongside fresh-brewed coffee and espresso drinks.

1521 Rock Spring Rd
Forest Hill,
MD
US

Taking to heart the idea that three is a magic number, the owners of Mugshots CoffeeHouse dedicate themselves to a triple bottom-line business model that supports people, profit, and the planet. Organic direct trade beans constitute the whole of the steamy coffee and espresso drinks served by the baristas, and locally raised, earth-friendly foodstuffs comprise each hot sandwich found on the menu. Much of the money generated by the brisk bean trade goes toward charities of both local and international origin. When not welcoming community organizations for meetings or fundraisers, the venue shows off its artsy side with film nights, open mics, and staged readings of VCR instructions.

1520 Cecil B Moore Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US