A quick, healthy meal that tastes good? It wasn’t so long ago that such a thing in Center City was more rare than a cabbie with good manners. But now, with HipCityVeg, Pure Fare, and Pure Fare’s new cousin, Agno Grill, healthy can finally come with some legitimate flavor. Ordering at Agno is done Chipotle-style, at the slick yet rustic counter. Decide if you want a spinach salad, a black rice bowl or a wrap (either grain-free or rolled-up collard greens). Choose your protein, or just go with the grilled veggies. The wraps (as well as everything else at Agno) are gluten-free. Next, three fresh toppings with Mediterranean roots can be added; finish with one of 10 or so sauces, and when you’re done with all that lunch-based decision-making, wash it down with a fresh lemonade or house-made soda to celebrate being satiated for under 500 calories.
2104 Chestnut Street
First appeared in the September, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.
Agno Grill, the build-your-own
adventure Mediterranean meal spot at 2104 Chestnut Street is now open. The organic, vegan friendly and 100% gluten-free restaurant comes from the team behind Pure Fare even provides nutritional information about their entire menu on their web site.
First you choose your base (spinach salad, black rice or a in-house designed gluten-free wrap). Next up is the protein, chicken, steak and tuna are joined by vegan friendly falafel and grilled vegetables. From there you personalize your meal more by adding three toppings and two sauces.
A side of pita chips and hummus is also offered as are housemade sodas and other drinks.
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The team that gave us Pure Fare is planning on opening Agno Grill at 2104 Chestnut Street this spring. Today they’re offering a free sample from Agno’s menu from noon to 1 p.m. Head to Pure Fare’s 21st Street location and find out what they mean by “a new kind of Mediterranean” as the healthy eats store will be handing out baked falafel and quinoa tabbouleh from Agno’s menu.
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