Summer Survival Guide: 15 Spots to Get Dairy-Free Vegan Ice Cream in Philly

Get ready, folks! Today and tomorrow are going to be hot, hot, hot. With temperatures landing in the 90s, we have to prepare the only way we know how — by scouting out where, exactly, we can get our hands on ice cream, of course!

Nothing beats that cold and creamy sweetness gracing your lips on a hot day, an experience vegans and dairy-averse folks sometimes miss out on. But not anymore: We’ve rounded up 16 spots in Philadelphia and the ‘burbs where you can score a refreshing serving of dairy-free vegan ice cream. So take note, then swing into one of these spots to make your walk home a whole lot cooler.  Read more »

The Vegan Milkshake You Need to Drink Now

Look, I know what you’re thinking because I was thinking the same thing. A tehina milkshake? That sounds…weird. Like drinking creamy peanut butter maybe. Or somehow worse. Like sipping cold, deconstructed hummus. Like somehow turning sesame seeds into a liquid dessert.

I get it. I do. I was suspicious at first, too. People kept telling me that I had to go to Goldie to try it. That no matter what I thought it was going to taste like, I was wrong. And I wasn’t interested at all until I went to Goldie — until I had to stand in line with what I assume was every single person in Center City and wait while the line shuffled slowly forward. By the time I got close to the counter and the guy working the shake machine asked me if I wanted anything, I just said, “Sure.” At that point, I was hungry enough and bored enough that I would’ve been happy with just an empty cup to play with. But then he handed me my chocolate tehina shake and I tasted it.

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The Checkup: Why You Should Eat Dinner At Least This Many Hours Before Bed 

• If your usual post-work routine involves you getting home after the gym around 8:45 p.m., shoveling a plate of food into your mouth, washing your face, then rolling into bed, that’s probably not doing your digestion any favors. According to gastroenterologist Joseph Murray, in order to give your stomach time to break down food, you should avoid eating a big meal for at least three hours before bed. (If you’re currently saying “Oops,” I’m with you.) [Men’s Health]

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Taste Test: We Tried Starbucks’ New Avocado Spread

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Here in Be Well Philly Land, avocado is life (see our Instagram for proof). So, when we caught wind of an organic avocado spread landing at Starbucks, we knew we had to try it … for the sake of our readers, of course. Now, we have tasted the lime-y, jalapeño-y organic avocado spread that you can buy from Starbucks and put on anything you damn well please. Below, our thorough analysis. Read more »

The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly: Vegan Delivery

*Welcome to our occasional feature, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly. We’re on a mission to find the most delicious, indulgent restaurant dishes for every kind of dieter—whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, raw and more. We’re all about occasional splurges, and that’s what this series is all about. We’ll talk to foodies to find out their favorite eats, but feel free to add yours in the comments. Bon appétit!

Ahhhhhh, delivery. The ultimate savior on nights when you straight up don’t have time to cook, let alone go to the store to get items to cook — or for when you just want to curl up on the couch with your love (your dog, duh) and watch movies, unbothered by annoying tasks like cleaning dishes. And — I don’t think I’m alone in feeling this way — doesn’t delivery just taste better than food untainted with the taste of your own effort?

One of the cool things about living in Philly is that delivery here is much more than just pizza. And with services like Caviar and GrubHub, we can get food from basically any restaurant in the city (and the suburbs) delivered right to our door. The side garden salad — “no cheese or croutons, with oil and vinegar instead of ranch, please!” — vegan delivery destiny is no more. Nowadays, I have to fight the urge to get Dizengoff delivered on the reg.

Now, you may even need help narrowing your vegan delivery options. That’s where this post comes in: We asked five Philly vegan foodies to spill on the best vegan delivery food they’ve ever had in Philly. Check out the list below for vegan delivery dishes (including a bangin’ breakfast sandwich!) that definitely won’t disappoint.  Read more »

9 Awesome Vegan Beauty Products to Have on Your Radar

vegan beauty productsWhen it comes to the vegan lifestyle, it doesn’t have to stop at the food you consume. Without getting too deep into the disturbing realities of animal testing and byproduct usage in the beauty industry, we’ll just say this: the situation is not all lipgloss and sparkles for the animals involved. For people who believe in animal rights enough to stop eating animal byproducts altogether, it only makes sense to extend that same care into your beauty routine. We talked with Philly beauty experts to find out their go-to vegan beauty products — ones that are cruelty-free and really work.  Read more »

10 Breadless Sandwich Recipes You’ll Actually Want to Make (No, Really!)

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Fact: Breadless sandwiches are all over Pinterest — and some of them are actually completely drool-worthy! (Trust us: We were surprised, too.) From sandwiches stuffed between everything from sweet potato waffles (!!) to cauliflower crust, these 10 recipes are proof that you can enjoy a hearty sandwich, sans bread, while upping the nutrient-packed veggies involved. Plus, these recipes will challenge you to get your creativity on in the kitchen (because anyone can stuff turkey between two slices of bread, can’t they?). Look out, Food Network! Read more »

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