Here’s When Dottie’s Donuts Opens in Queen Village

Dottie’s Donuts | Photo via Instagram

Remember when we told you guys that Dottie’s Donuts, the beloved West Philly donut shop known for creative all-vegan confections like rose-water pistachio and cookie-dough-filled donuts, was planning to open a second storefront (right next to fellow vegan haunt Blackbird Pizzeria!) this summer? Well, the folks over on Eater just alerted us to the opening date — and it’s verrrry soon. Insert squeals of joy here.

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Tell Us: What’s the Absolute Best Order at Blackbird Pizzeria?

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Good news, vegan friends: The folks at Blackbird Pizzeria, the spot known for its vegan menu of pizzas, wings, cheese fries and the like, had the soft opening for their new Northern Liberties location, at 614 North 2nd Street, last night. And if you missed it, not to fret: As Philly.com reports, the new location officially opens for regular hours today at 11 a.m. Say it with us: HECK yes.

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Goodbye, Boring Veggie Wraps: 6 Philly Food Trucks Vegans Should Know About

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Ah, food truck-lined streets: A grub-filled wonderland for most foodies, but for vegans, walking up to a window can be daunting. Dietary labels don’t always show up on dry-erase board menus, meaning you can end up waiting in a forever-long line, only to, come time to place your order, find out the the item you had your sights set on isn’t actually vegan. Say it with me: NOOOOOOOO.

My friends, family and S.O. are all barbecue junkies, so at food truck-filled festivals, I always get stuck at the barbecue truck, which is often the least vegan-friendly truck on the scene. Meaning I usually, erm, stick to booze. But despite what it can seem, there are vegan food truck and food cart options out there, my fellow vegan friends. Here six food trucks and carts — some completely vegan and some very vegan-friendly —to look out for around Philly for some good vegan eatin’. Read more »

Don’t Miss This Jamaican Chef’s Vegan West Philly Pop-Up

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The Obsidian Eats food cart — with its plant-based takes on dishes from cheesesteaks to chicken-fried cauliflower to potstickers — has been a welcome addition to West Philly’s Cedar Park this year. And they’re bringing a star of vegan cuisine to the neighborhood for an all-day plant-based pop-up over Labor Day weekend.

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Stop Everything: La Colombe Sells Dairy-Free Draft Lattes Now (FINALLY!)

Coconut Draft Latte | Photo via La Colombe

Since February of 2016, it seems just about every human who likes coffee has gone on at least one loving rant about La Colombe’s canned Draft Lattes: so convenient! So frothy! How perfect is that strange thing you sip through?! Everyone, that is, except for the folks who can’t do dairy — they’ve been left to fantasize about what cracking open one of those cans would be like.

Well, my dairy-free friends, I’ve got a few squeal-worthy words for you: dairy-free La Colombe Draft Lattes. Earlier this week, La Colombe announced on Instagram the latest release in their super popular Draft Latte line, a plant-based and dairy-free take on the good stuff made with — wait for it — coconut milk. Can we get a hallelujah?

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The Guilt-Free Guide to Cooling Down in Philly: 10 Healthier Ice-Cold Treats to Eat

Summer weather has arrived, people. Which means the season of frozen treats filling freezers has arrived, too. But while a tub of Ben and Jerry’s is a tried-and-true standby, Philly is stocked with all sorts of other — healthier — cool-down treats, too. We’ve scouted out the frozen and iced-snack scene and gathered up a few of our favorites. Here, 10 guilt-free ways to stay cool in Philly this summer.

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Vegans, Rejoice! Dottie’s Donuts Is Opening a 2nd Storefront

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Dottie’s Donuts has a very sweet gift for you on this National Donut Day, friends! The makers of delicious vegan donuts (think: rose-water pistachio, and chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-filled creations), who opened their first shop on West Philly’s Springfield Avenue last year, just announced they’ll be opening a second shop verrrrry soon. And the location kind of can’t be beat: They’ll be opening right next door to the all-vegan Blackbird Pizzeria on South 6th Street in Queen Village.

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The Checkup: Dead Butt Syndrome Is Real — Here’s How to Avoid It 

• Womp, womp: In more bad news about spending our entire lives in chairs, turns out doing so can lead to — wait for it — dead butt syndrome, which essentially means your gluteus medius (one of your main booty muscles) stops firing correctly. Here, a physical therapist breaks down how to avoid being stricken with dead butt syndrome. [Health]

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