Taste Test: Our First Impression of the New Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Farmer’s Keep

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Rittenhouse’s newest restaurant addition, Farmer’s Keep, is kind of like the fast, casual restaurant version of a Whole Foods salad bar: The menu offerings are all over the place (On my plate, I had scoops of eggplant caponata, soy rice noodles, quinoa tabbouleh, Greek salad with tofu, and much more), they aim to use local and seasonal ingredients, and you are charged by the pound. And like Whole Foods, it’s easy to fork over way more money than you thought you would. To wit: I walked away with what was, I’ll admit, a pretty full plate, that weighed 1.8 pounds and cost me $20.  Read more »

What to Eat This Week: Gluten-Free Meals That Will Make You Drool

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It’s no secret: Giving up wheat-heavy foods like bread, pasta and pizza for a few days every now and then can do the body some good. But if the term gluten-free is just so unappealing to you (because why eat gluten-free pizza when you could eat real pizza?) you’re not alone. That’s where this week’s recipes come in: These five delicious (and gluten-free!) recipes — from zucchini noodles with pesto to a seriously drool-worthy sushi bowl — are here to change your mind. Check them out below.  Read more »

Gluten Free Dinner at Barbuzzo

Everything at Barbuzzo's Feb. 9 dinner will be gluten free-- even the bread.

Everything at Barbuzzo’s Feb. 9 dinner will be gluten free– even the bread.

Have you ever dreamed of paying $95 for a completely wheat-free meal at Barbuzzo? Of course you haven’t. Because who dreams about stuff like that?

But if you’re among the population of gluten-sensitives who are willing to pay $95 for a wheat-free meal, then do we have an event for 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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Everything Fresh, a Small Supermarket With a Big Heart, Opens in the Gayborhood

Everything Fresh

Oh boy: this is going to be a game changer.

I just got in from the opening day of a super cute new supermarket located right at 1222 Walnut Street, Everything Fresh. Imagine taking Whole Foods, reducing the size, and cutting the price. That’s what you’ve got at this quaint new grocery that is going to save a lot of Center City residents from heading over to Wegmans or SuperFresh. Read more »

6 Philly Spots to Get Festive Gluten-Free and Vegan Holiday Sweets Right Now

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Gingerbread Smoothie Ice Cream // Photo via Sip-N-Glo

Come December 1st, it’s just about impossible to go anywhere—the local coffee shop, office kitchen, grocery store—without seeing a gingerbread cookie or a peppermint-frosted brownie or some type of sweet treat cut in the shape of Santa Claus. The only problem? Unless the resident gluten-free guy in your office made said Santa Claus-shaped goodies, they’re probably not gluten-free. And the same goes for vegan.

Satisfying your holiday cravings can prove a bit more difficult when you’re gluten-free or vegan (this is both a blessing and a curse), but not to fear, friend: We’ve got your holiday sweet tooth covered. From peppermint hot chocolate ice cream to gingerbread cookies, here are six delicious gluten-free and/or vegan (a few of these treats fit into both categories) holiday sweets to try around Philly. Enjoy!

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