Philacatessen

Recipes, gift ideas, restaurant reviews and food news from around the Delaware Valley.

Philacatessen | Local Strawberries About to Arrive

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Local strawberries, those juicy, sweet harbingers of spring, will be arriving soon in area markets. We already are starting to see berries from the southern...

Philacatessen | Liquid Chocolate, Liquid Love

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A recent discovery has me in a swoon. My husband took me, after a casual dinner at Capofitto, to Shane’s Candy at 110 Market St. I...

Philacatessen | Raw Beet Slaw

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In my ongoing effort to eat a diverse array of local produce — which is tough this time of year — I landed on...

Philacatessen | Malaysian-ish Carrots

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  As we wait, eagerly, for early spring’s produce, we continue to need produce in our diets. I attempt to eat as much local produce as...

Philacatessen | Plant Pure: New Vegan, Kosher Option in Center City

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Plant Pure, a bright new café located at 1115 Walnut St., lives by its slogan, “Good for you. Good for the Earth.” The whole food,...

Philacatessen | Smashed Cucumber Salad

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As spring approaches and we experience hints of warmer weather, many of us begin to crave lighter, less-hearty fare. Alas, spring vegetables are still months...

Philacatessen | Vegan Minestrone Soup

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This hearty soup delivers plenty of warmth, flavor and heft. Even the staunchest carnivores will enjoy it. The key is to sauté the vegetables first...

Philacatessen | Vegan for Omnivores

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Veganism, the practice of avoiding the consumption of all animal products, is on the rise. Sources indicate that anywhere between 2 to 4 percent...

Philacatessen | Tofu for Beginners

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In our ongoing series on vegan for non-vegans it was inevitable that we would feature tofu. Long a staple of vegans for its high protein...

Philacatessen | Take That, Winter! February BLT

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One of my favorite sandwiches in summer is the classic BLT: crisp turkey or beef bacon, fresh lettuce, toasted whole-grain bread, a schmear of...