Fuel’s Midtown Village Outpost to Debut Renovations With Free Smoothies

Fuel's new Strawberry Cream Smoothie | Photo courtesy of Fuel's Facebook page

Fuel’s new Strawberry Cream Smoothie | Photo courtesy of Fuel’s Facebook page

Fuel, the local fast-casual chain that offers up a menu of wraps, sandwiches, smoothies and more, all under 500 calories (and some made with produce grown in their very own greenhouse in North Philly!), has revamped their Midtown Village location and they’re debuting the location tomorrow, April 14th, with — wait for it — free smoothies for all! Yippee!

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3 Philly Openings Healthy Foodies Need to Know About Now

Avocado toast at the Juice Merchant | Photo courtesy the Juice Merchant

Avocado toast at the Juice Merchant | Photo by Marci Prester 

Because you can never have enough healthy-eating options: Three much-loved Philly healthy-eating joints are expanding in the coming months. First is Snap Kitchen, opening its ninth (!!) Philly-area location this weekend, then Fuel, opening it’s fourth location next week, and then the Juice Merchant, which will open its second location in March. Take note of all that will be going down at the openings for the new spots below, then plan your meals accordingly.

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Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day

A grilled cheese from Di Bruno Bros. | Photo via Di Bruno Bros.

A grilled cheese from Di Bruno Bros. | Photo via Di Bruno Bros.

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day because some people need a made up holiday to celebrate the grilled cheese. But not us at Foobooz World Headquarters. After all, I’ve called a grilled cheese by Bobby Flay “an explosion of taste in my mouth” and Jason Sheehan recently admitted that a grilled cheese matters to him more than a thick steak or even a lobster tail. As if today’s weather wasn’t enough of a reason to go for a grilled cheese at lunchtime, maybe this list will inspire you.

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Fast Casual Update: Free Wine at Snap, Honeygrow Sets Reopening Date

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Nutella Dessert Pizza at Snap Custom Pizza

Since we rolled out our Fast Casual Tracker late last year to track the hot fast-casual concepts coming out of Philadelphia we’ve seen a whirlwind of activity. Of course there was the announcement that Urban Outfitters purchased Marc Vetri’s restaurants but also the ambitious plans of Snap Custom Pizza and Honeygrow’s continued growth.

We’ve recently updated the tracker and also made some changes, for one a concept has to have at least a second location announced before it is added (sorry Buena Onda and Scratch Biscuit).

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These Are the Best Juices and Smoothies in Philly, As Chosen By You

Photo via Facebook | The Juice Philly

Photo via Facebook | The Juice Philly

Last week, we asked you guys to spill the beans on where we could find the best smoothies and juices around Philly and, man, did you have a lot of opinions! You all gave shout outs to a ton of spots: Sook Hee’s Produce, Stripp’d Juice, and P.S. & Co., just to name a few (hop on over here to check out all the comments). And you were nice enough to list off some of your go-to orders from favorites like The Juice, Sip-N-Glo, Gangster Vegan Organics, and more. Below, a list of must-try juices and smoothies around Philly, as chosen by you.
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New Fuel Location Opening in Ardmore Friday

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Rendering of the new Fuel Ardmore | Via Facebook.

If you’re a fan of organic meals that don’t break the calorie bank (Um, who isn’t?), get ready to jump with joy: The beloved all-organic spot Fuel, which currently has locations in Center City and South Philly, is opening a new outpost in Ardmore on Friday.

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Foobooz Six Pack: Stuffed Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Put down the white bread and step away from the Kraft singles—we’ve found a list of stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches so loaded and gluttonous that they definitely aren’t your average comfort food must-haves.

These aren’t your mom’s grilled cheeses, and you know what? They aren’t even sandwiches you want to tell your mom about because you know she’ll start jabbering about silly things like cholesterol and pesky little heart attacks.

These sandwiches, stuffed with multiple meats and cheeses and standard menu items squished together between different breads slathered with different types of butters and sauces, are stuffed with a dictionary of culinary bad words: fat, bacon, cheese, grilled, fried, baked, crispy, oozing, dripping, melting…

You don’t have to be in a bad mood to eat them, but you’ll definitely feel happier once you’ve started in on any of these six stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches:

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Fuel Center City Adds Sub-500 Calorie Brunch

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Fuel’s Center City location joins its Passyunk Avenue sibling by offering offering weekend brunch starting tomorrow. The healthy food spot at 1225 Walnut Street will be offering a menu full of fritattas, wraps and even pancakes that contain diet friendly calorie counts.

The brunch menu is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and complimentary coffee is also available.

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