3 Philly Openings Healthy Foodies Need to Know About Now

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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.

1. Snap Kitchen
Opening: Saturday, January 28th at 9 a.m.
Where: 536 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.

Yep, that’s right: Snap Kitchen is opening yet ANOTHER location – their ninth around Philly — this weekend, this one on the Main Line. If you’re wondering what the heck Snap Kitchen is, you can read all about ‘em here, but long story short: They’re like a Wawa meets fancy-shmancy healthy grocery store, known for their ready-to-eat grab-and-go meals. And get this: For the Wayne store’s opening, they’ll be giving gift cards to the first 25 customers to make it into the store (say whaaaat?). Doors open at 9 a.m., so go ahead and set your alarm now.

2. Fuel
Opening: Monday, January 30th at 11 a.m.
Where: 32nd and Chestnut Streets, University City.

Fuel, the healthy spot that boasts a full menu of eats under 500 calories (their roasted eggplant wrap is a favorite amongst Philly fitness pros), is opening its fourth location next Monday — and you’re going to want to get there early. The first 25 folks to check out the new spot will get lunch on the house, and the first 100 will get a Fuel gym bag. How’s that for a great start to your week?

3. The Juice Merchant
Opening: Early March
Where: 920 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth.

Come March, Manayunk’s organic juicery and cafe the Juice Merchant will be spreading its wings and setting up shop in the Main Line spot formerly occupied by Georges Perrier’s the Art of Bread. Like their current location, they’ll offer all sorts of cold-pressed juices, along with a full — updated! — menu of gluten-free and vegan eats. Think: Avocado toast on house-made gluten-free bread. (They’ll also be embracing the bakery space and rolling out a separate line of bread and baked goods, some vegan and gluten-free.) Mmmmm. And do note, Main Line folks: If you want your Juice Merchant fix before March, they also have a juice truck available for events.

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