Fresh ingredients are better for a recipe’s morale, as they are free of the weariness that comes with age and the regret of mistakes made after being canned. Eat upbeat treats with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh muffins, healthy sandwiches, and more at Sweet Potato Café in Media or $20 to use toward muffins shipped from Sweet Potato Café’s online store.
At Sweet Potato Café, Jeffrey and Virginia Deal, alongside the health-conscious hands of an able staff, start from scratch crafting fresh ingredients into crowd-pleasing meals and morsels. The menu boasts an assortment of healthy, homemade goodies made without canned, frozen, or artificial ingredients. Sweet Potato is most famous for its muffins ($1.95 each), with traditional flavors such as corn, blueberry, and lemon poppyseed and more complex concoctions such as vanilla chocolate chip and chocolate cream cheese. The morning cup scoops apples, walnuts, carrots, raisins, and cinnamon into one muffin monstrosity, and the apple crumb blends York imperial apples with skim milk and low-fat yogurt. Pop into the café for a muffin or go online to arrange for a dozen or an assorted dozen ($24 each) to be delivered to your door for free.
Noontime noshers can stifle distracting hunger growls with a menu of sandwiches and other freshly made savories. The sicilian grilled chicken ($5.95 or $4/half) provides an olive-oil-drizzled heap of grilled chicken, hot cherry pepper, black olives, and aged provolone. The protein punch of a black-bean burger ($5.95, $4/half)—made with black beans, brown rice, bulgur wheat, oats, sautéed onions, and a mild Tex-Mex seasoning—is softened by cheddar, salsa, and the helpful presence of café staffers pointing out the best places to bite.