Guest Blogger: Eating Healthy & Green in Philadelphia
With fast food chains, burger joints, and pizza parlors all at your convenience, eating healthy is hard and finding a green friendly way to eat may be even harder. But if you live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you actually have a few restaurants just around the corner that can help your body and the environment:
Pita Pit: 1601 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA 19203
Officially Green Certified by the Green Restaurant Association, the Pita Pit is the perfect place to go for lunch if you are sick of ordering greasy hamburgers at drive thrus. Their fresh pitas are made to order and customers can choose from healthy meats and veggie toppings. Aside from regular pitas, the Pit’s menu is full of delicious fruit smoothies, salads, sides, and even breakfast pitas. This green restaurant also offers eco-friendly catering and online ordering services.
Good Karma Cafe: 331 S. 22nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
This contemporary espresso bar offers fair trade, organic coffees that are freshly brewed, as well as espresso style drinks and energy drinks. Customers who are trying to cut down on their caffeine intake can choose from a variety of freshly squeezed juices and protein shakes. Those who need something to fill their stomach as well can check out the food menu which boasts an assortment of organic salads, soups, wraps, and cheese plates.
Govinda’s Vegetarian Restaurant: 1408 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19146
Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, vedic, halal, or kosher eater, this restaurant serves a variety of meals that will accommodate your preferences. Customers can dine inside or if the weather is nice can enjoy the sidewalk cafe outdoors. This restaurant’s healthy alternative menu offers a variety of meals perfect for lunch or dinner, such as sandwiches, wraps, salads, appetizers, and entrees.
The Night Kitchen: 7725 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
If you are looking for somewhere to buy baked goods that are health and environmentally friendly, The Night Kitchen is where you want to go. This bakery specializes in artisan baked goods like moist cakes, brownies, sticky buns, pies, and tarts. It also has a caf menu filled with healthy food choices in which all herbs and vegetables come from their own garden and all other ingredients come from a local farm cooperative. The best part of The Night Kitchen is that it is dedicated to promoting sustainability as they compost food scraps, conserve energy and water, utilize rain barrels, and use recycled napkins, paper towels, and menu paper.
Posted by Angelita Williams