Health food has a come a long way since its humble beginnings, when a single super-heated atom of granola exploded in the cosmos somewhere over Los Angeles. Today's Groupon shows you the evolution of health food: $10 for $20 worth of food and drinks at Fuel. Fuel's Chef Rocco Cima sets out to alleviate his diners' financial and caloric guilt by making sure everything on the menu is under 500 calories, with nearly everything being under $10. Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, Fuel's menu offers a number of hearty options for hungrier health-nuts, as well as lighter fare for the snack set. Choose from a phalanx of fruity beverages at Fuel's juice and smoothie bar, where everything is $4-$5 and comes with the option of adding extra boosts of protein, fat burner, or shoe lifts for a dollar more.
Due in part to its eponymous cheesesteak, Philadelphia hasn’t always been known for healthy foods or organic ingredients. But chef Rocco Cima knows the demand is there, and his menu of 100% organic ingredients meets it. Every item, except for the sandwich bread, contains 500 calories or less.
Yet, as Haute Living points out, Cima “understands that eating right shouldn’t feel like punishment.” Instead, taste buds can party around deconstructed guacamole salads with fresh avocado and citrus jalapeño dressing or the thai chicken or tofu panini with fresh basil and spicy peanut sauce.
The festive atmosphere is furthered by TVs playing dance music videos and lounge-style furniture that moved Philly.com to call the atmosphere “a cross between a club and a gym.” But instead of cocktails or protein shakes, diners savor fresh smoothies and espresso from the juice and coffee bar.