Last week, we asked you guys this very important question: Who has the best veggie burger in Philly? And boy, did you answer. You named everywhere from Strangelove’s to Devil’s Alley to Monk’s to Village Whiskey to Memphis Taproom—their veggie burger is topped off with coconut bacon, people!—to The Cedars House, and more (check out all the comments here). But there were some clear leaders in the pack, and we’ve listed them off for you below. My suggestion: Read up, grab your raincoat and get to one of these five spots, stat.
Don’t get me wrong: I love Philly. This city of ours boasts tons of my favorite fitness and foodie stuff that you can’t find anywhere else—I mean, hellooo, runs on the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, and HipCityVeg. But every now and then I come across something that sounds so, so awesome and realize that, even with all the wonderful stuff we do have, we don’t have that. And then I begin pining for it. So I figured I’d share some of the things I’m pining for with you guys, so we can pine for them together. Here, five fitness and foodie things in other cities that we wish would pop up in Philly.
Get ready to gasp, you guys: To bulk up for his role as a Navy SEAL in the upcoming film American Sniper, Philly’s own Bradley Cooper consumed a whopping 8,000 calories a day. 8,000 calories, you guys. And because he was eating 8,000 calories a day, he also worked out a lot. As PEOPLE reports, Cooper worked out with his trainer four hours daily for several months. In the end, he put on upwards of 40 pounds for the role.
Ordering a veggie burger is risky business: You can end up with a pile of mush just barely being held together by two buns, or a bean patty that’s been doused in every single spice under the sun, or a completely flavorless concoction drowned in a brick of melted cheese—we’ve all had one of those, right? And these disappointing experiences are exactly why I go back to my trusty favorite—Village Whiskey’s guacamole-topped creation—again and again and again. But hey, a girl’s got to switch it up every now and then, and that’s where you come in. We want to know, Be Wellers: What is your favorite veggie burger in Philly? Ready, set, comment!
My list of reasons for loving fall is pretty much endless: It’s finally okay to bust out my Uggs (I’m using the term “okay” loosely); my drives back home to D.C. are made much less boring thanks to the beautiful changing leaves lining 95; I no longer have to worry about sweating my mascara off en route to the subway; and so on. But my number one favorite thing about fall is the food—squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips, pumpkin, apples, kale. It’s all so drool-worthy.
And if you, like us here at Be Well Philly, like to eat your way through the fall season, squeezing in all the autumn fruits and veggies you can, then we’ve got some suggestions for you: Here, 10 scrumptious fall soups and salads at restaurants around Philly. Jot these dishes down on your must-eat bucket list and get to grubbin’, people!
Get ready for your morning chuckle, folks: Buzzfeed convinced a few reluctant men to do yoga for the very first time, and they got it all on videotape. Granted, some of the poses the instructor throws at these guys would never, ever come up in an actual beginner’s class. That said, watching someone say yoga is “just kind of sleeping, right?” and then, moments later, groan while attempting a forward fold is pretty chuckle-worthy. And, the faces—oh, the faces are good.
If you’re a dude and this somehow inspires you to get off your tuckus and give yoga a chance, check out Philly yoga instructor Jake Panasevich, who pretty much specializes in yoga for guys. Check out his class schedule here.
Newsflash: Thanksgiving is right around the corner, people! That means it’s time to begin the dreaded chore of coming up with a Thanksgiving menu. Putting together a lineup that pleases every single person at the dinner table can be a seriously tough task, especially when you’ve got everyone from Paleo devotees to vegans to gluten-free folks on the guest list. But not to worry, friends—we’ve got you covered.
We’ve rounded up 16 recipes for some of the most popular diets out there: On this list, you’ll find everything from gluten-free stuffing to vegan creamed spinach to Paleo mashed “potatoes” to low-carb mac and cheese. Now, read up, pick a few recipes and prepare to wow even the pickiest of eaters.
Proof that we could all use a bit more quality time between the sheets (not that kind of quality time, you guys): A new sleep survey of over 1,000 adults, conducted by the TODAY Show, found that nearly half of adults would rather get a good night’s sleep than have sex. And when it comes to women, that number jumps up to 65 percent. Why, you ask? Well, according to the survey, we simply don’t get enough shut-eye.
A few weeks ago, we got a bunch of Philly vegans to dish on their favorite vegan comfort foods in Philly, and you guys went bananas. It was our most popular post of the week, which confirmed my suspicion that we are all in need of a little inspiration when it comes to vegan comfort food. So this week, I bring you just that: I’ve rounded up five drool-worthy vegan comfort food recipes, from burgers to fajitas to ramen (my personal favorite) and more. Now, let your week of home-cooked vegan deliciousness commence!