Rittenhouse Adds Another Healthy Eatery (With a Juice Bar!) to Its Growing List 

Former 4th Street Deli | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Former Kaufman’s Deli, soon to be Smart Street Healthy Kitchen & Juice Bar | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Don’t tell my boss, but every day that I don’t brown-bag my work lunch, I spend roughly 47 minutes in between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. engaged in an intense internal debate, trying to answer the question of where — oh, where? — the heck I will stuff my face with a healthy lunch that day. Not for lack of options: Our Rittenhouse office building is surrounded by healthy lunch spots, a handful of them recently opened — Honeygrow, Snap Kitchen, Sweetgreen, HipCityVeg, Pure Fare, Agno, Farmer’s Table, Dizengoff, Sip-N-Glo, and the list goes on. And it looks like the neighborhood is about to get one more to add to the list: Smart Street Healthy Kitchen & Juice Bar, a new health-focused eatery, is setting up shop at 38 South 19th Street, former home to Famous 4th Street Deli and Kaufman’s Deli.

As Philly.com reports, the owners of Smart Street, slated to open in August, also own Juice Healthy Kitchen in Manhattan, and Smart Street will be a “rebranding” of that eatery. The menu for the New York spot looks pretty darn awesome — and affordable! — with tons of juices and smoothies all ringing in under $7, along with an extensive food menu that ranges from snacks (guacamole with pita chips!) to full-blown meals (teriyaki-glazed salmon!). How similar the Rittenhouse spot’s menu will look to the New York menu, we don’t know. But one thing we do know: There will be acai bowls. Insert all the praise-hands emojis here.

So, my fellow Rittenhouse office workers, get ready for your “Where do I gooooo?” lunch struggle to get a little bit more intense.

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