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.
The rhythmic sound of a chopping knife behind the counter at Saladworks means that someone has just ordered one of its entree-size signature dishes. Under the customer's watchful eye, the staff preps each bowl of greens to order, slicing veggies and grating fresh cheese every day. These greens get tossed with protein options such as chicken or roasted turkey, and housemade croutons and bacon add a crunchy texture. A white or wheat tortilla can embrace these ingredients for a handheld meal, making for easier eating while driving to work or directing runners to steal third.
Santa Fe Burrito's cooks assemble fresh ingredients daily to fill made-to-order burritos with generous portions of chicken, turkey, shrimp, vegetables, beans, and tofu. Menu options range from traditional burritos with black beans and cheese to ultimate burritos stuffed with Adobo shrimp, chicken chili, or turkey burger.
Sweet Freedom is a gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, corn-free, refined-sugar-free, bakery that makes delicious treats that everyone can enjoy. Whether it's a food allergy, special diet, or because you just want a yummy treat that doesn't leave you feeling awful, we have what you have been craving!
On a quiet corner in South Philly, Benna's Café is a neighborhood coffee shop with a sense of humor. Cutout photos of celebrities label the tempting treats for sale at the counter; Christian Bale's half-smile summons patrons to buy cookies and cupcakes, and Nadya "Octomom" Suleman's face appropriately identifies the bananas. While the coffee here is the main attraction, a variety of sweet and savory food options, many delivered daily from local suppliers, complement the brews nicely. Hearty sandwiches, which are available on bagels, rolls or gluten-free bread, include options like mozzarella, tomato and basil; whitefish salad, cream cheese and tomato; and gorgonzola, spiced walnuts, apples and honey. Those patrons lucky enough to snag a seat at the counter or at one of the four small, distressed wood tables can take advantage of free WiFi access, and outdoor seating is available when weather permits.
A healthy, friendly and eclectic Northern Liberties spot, Soy Café serves up an extensive number of salads, soups, wraps and sandwiches. With many dishes that are vegan and allergy-friendly, you can feel good about ordering the seaweed and cucumber salad, the artichoke and tomato sandwich or the grilled soy-cheese sandwich. Seafood and turkey pop up on the menu as well, such as in the pineapple and shrimp salad and the scallion tuna sandwich. The walls are painted in colorful stripes like rays of the sun, topped off with fluffy clouds and a row of green vines; guests tend to linger at one of the communal tables in the back room over an organic coffee, a glass or fresh-squeezed juice or one of the fifteen smoothies. Cupcakes, cookies and brownies are homemade and vegan.