It’s possible to grab a sandwich on-the-go and not feel like a fast-food patty afterward, thanks to prepared food hot-spots around Philadelphia and The Countryside®. Heck, there are great cups of coffee in our city that are both fair-trade and organic!
In the city, enjoy a freshly prepared veggie burger at Fork:Etc, or relax in the sit-down café of Garces Trading Co. with a glass of premium wine.
In the suburbs, freshly prepared local ingredients are available for fast pick-up, as well. The Coopermarket in Bala Cynwyd, PA, serves tasty Jewish specialties and seasonal fare in convenient to-go containers. In Kennett Square, PA, the market/café at Talula’s Table offers real local treats, like fried Lancaster chicken and succotash made with local corn and bacon.
If it’s a sweet treat and a fresh cup o’ joe you crave on the morning commute, there is a locavore solution to the monopolized fast-food breakfast establishment. With locations in Manayunk, Fairmount and Brewerytown, Mugshots Café serves made-to-order egg sandwiches, offering a variety of toppings and combinations, like the Breakfast Burrito, which uses organic black beans and Lancaster County cheddar cheese. Green Line Café also has several locations, and has excellent, 100 percent organic and fair-trade coffee.
Philadelphia also boasts several markets, which allow diners to plan ahead by purchasing prepared foods deli-style. Reading Terminal Market—although a tourist destination, ice creamery, diner, bakery and demo-kitchen—has a handful of stands that offer salads, pastas, meats, cheeses and produce to-go. Milk and Honey and Pumpkin Markets are also two of Philly’s favorite markets for fresh, delicious prepared foods.
So, now that you know where to go, it’s easy to support Philadelphia’s local farmers and producers, even when you’re on-the-go.
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