in 1978 Gary Abramowitz launched Wok 'n Roll, a vegetarian friendly food truck, into the expansive arsenal that is Rutgers University's fast-service dining options. A few years later he found himself moving on from the truck + into the realm of tofu production at Allentown, PA's Fresh Tofu Inc., where he's been cranking out various soy-based products ever since.
how to do you fit a 13 acre farm in the middle of South Philadelphia? Look to the abandoned warehouses. Metropolis Farms is looking to take the farming world be storm by growing up (literally). They are first U.S. vegan certified farm, are exceeding sustainable social and environmental practices + have a no assholes rule. Read more to learn from founders Jack Griffin + Lee Weingard as they share their insights on the urban-vertical farming scene and the future of food.
Meet Char Nolan, wearer of many hats, but most well known as a plant strong advocate. She is one of our biggest fans (and has become a dear friend) and her story is beyond inspiring.
hg: so it’s safe to say you’re a huge fan of honeygrow. Would you say you’re our #1 fan?
As longtime fans of Little Baby's Ice Cream, we were stoked to sit down with co-founder Pete Angevine after a delicious vegan pie next door at Pizza Brain. With co-founders Jeffery Ziga and Martin Brown, Little Baby's are the experts in serving super-premium (16% butterfat!), locally sourced ice cream and non-dairy frozen desserts.
honeygrow commissioned Fabric Horse to create a custom version of their iconic utility belts to better outfit our "ambassadors" who greet guests at each location and keep the place looking clean and tidy. We love that they are a Philly-born brand and that all of their materials are chosen based around sustainability, "from junkyard-salvaged seat belts to recycled yoga mats."
Introducing our new Seasonal Smoothie: Mocha Cherry Elixr!
We are thrilled to announce that we will be launching our new Mocha Cherry Elixr Smoothie tomorrow, May 1st! This smoothie is made with coffee specially brewed for us by one of our favorite local coffee shops, Elixr Coffee. Our newest vegan smoothie blends their coffee with dark chocolate chips, dried cherries, banana, and vanilla.
After all of the St. Patrick's Day festivities, we've got GREEN on the brain, not in the form of beads, boas, or beer… but, BROCCOLI!
From stir fry to salad, from crudité to soup, I have loved broccoli since my mom convinced me to eat it under melted cheese at the dinner table. As a hardy vegetable, it can be enjoyed seasonally for much of the year, which is great news based on this ever-growing list of benefits (and fun facts)!
1. Broccoli originated in Italy, where it's been eaten since the time of the ancient Romans in the 6th Century BC.