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Front Street Cafe in Vogue Magazine’s Fishtown Restaurants

Vogue Magazine highlights some of the Best of Philaldelphia’s Fishtown Restaurants.

“The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Philadelphia Are All in This One Neighborhood”

Original Story by Victoria Lewis Here

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First came the artists, then the musicians, then the enterprising new chefs, and just like that, Philly’s low-key working-class neighborhood of Fishtown (so-called because of its history as the center of the shad fishing industry) evolved into the city’s latest hub of cool. The focus of this area’s renaissance? Fishtown Restaurants have really good food (and drinks too).

Like Brooklyn’s Williamsburg did five years ago, under-the-radar Fishtown has become home to nationally acclaimed restaurants (including a pizzeria deemed the best in the country by Bon Appétit) and lively bars. Here, a field guide to the very best spots to eat and drink in Philly’s coolest new hood.

When all the burgers and beers start to feel a little too heavy for you, head to this airy café and stake out a spot on the sunny back patio. Here you can choose from a selection of healthy juices and smoothies and virtuous takes on classic comfort food (think vegan tacos and Mexican-inspired grain bowls).

On the corner of Front and Thompson Streets stands a beautiful, brick building, left over from the 1800s. The building (found at 1253 N. Front St.) is just  one block north of the SEPTA Girard Avenue Station. It’s location is a convenient stop for commuters along the corridor.

From dawn to dusk, the café  features brunch from 8AM through mid-afternoon, with dinner menu coming in from 5 to 10PM. Lots of healthy, avant-garde choices are available all day, with choices like wild rice collard dolmas with citrus hemp dressing; avocado citrus salad with organic baby kale, avocado, mango, radish greens, hemp, pumpkin seeds, and citrus jalapeno dressing; zucchini lasagna; and organic rotisserie half-chicken.

Unusual for most Fishtown Restaurants there is also a full bar serving craft beer, organic wines and cocktails, while commuters on the health train can order smoothies and juices from the juice bar to go.   Front Street Cafe is one of the best new restaurants in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood.

Additional Information from this article by K. Andrew Deffley

Philadelphia Restaurants that are Vegan Friendly

Philadelphia Restaurants that are Vegan Friendly

February 12th, 2016

Written by: Andy Battaglia | Nation’s Restaurant News

“The capital of cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches is showing its versatility”

Full Article  here.

In Fishtown, a favorite for breakfast expanded to lunch and then also healthy, hearty dinner offerings with a wide range of inflections and influences that are vegan friendly.
Website: frontstreetcafe.net
Number of seats: 120
Average per-person check: $20
Popular dishes: Front Street Big Vegan Breakfast: Tofu scramble with smoked black beans, oven fried potato, porridge bread and choice of vegan scrapple or mushroom bacon; barbecue pulled mushroom sandwich with smoked oyster mushrooms, veggie slaw, pickles and vegan brioche bun; Skuna Bay salmon with soba noodles, shiitake dashi, kohlrabi, baby bok choy, nori and miso butter.
What people come for: Organic juice bar, 16 local beers on tap, private event space, outdoor garden
Address: 1253 N. Front St.
Phone number: 215-515-3073

Philadelphia Vegan Friendly Restaurants for Vegans, Vegetarians and everyone.

A Sustainable Business

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Front Street Cafe is the perfect example of a small locally owned business that supports sustainability in every aspect of its operations.

From initial design, concept development, to daily management, Front Street Cafe maintains these principles with the highest intention. The Cafe purchases all of their produce from a small local distributor in the neighborhood (Riverwards Produce) who sources as much as possible from local and organic farms. All fresh squeezed juices and teas are 100% organic and non-GMO while the coffee is sustainably harvested, Fair Trade Certified, and organic as well. All of the raw artisan cheeses are sourced from small family owned dairies here in the United States.

Front Street Cafe supports the local community through job creation and 90% of employees live within 1 mile of the Cafe and 100% live in Philadelphia. Almost all employees including owners walk, bike or take public transportation to work.

When the Cafe was being constructed, green design was in mind. LEED elements were considered in all aspects of construction with over 80% of the building materials being reclaimed, recycled and repurposed from other old buildings in Philadelphia that were being demolished. Continue reading “A Sustainable Business”

The Front Street Cafe to Remain Open All Day

Looking for a nice, comfortable place to go to spend some quality time with family and friends? Look no further.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Written by Thomas Beck, Spirit News

The Front Street Cafe at 1253 N. Front Street has extended its business hours from 6 AM to midnight, Monday through Thursday, and from 6 AM – 2 AM, Friday and Saturday. The Fishtown establishment — nestled between the surrounding areas of South Kensington and Northern Liberties — has become a hot place for the locals to gather.

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Front Street Cafe is now open all day. Their coffee shop stays open late night while the restaurant kitchen is still open.

Front Street Cafe Now Open All Day

No matter what time it is, the new Fishtown coffee house/juice bar/restaurant/bar has something for everyone.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Written by Sandy Smith, Foobooz, PhillyMag.com

After gradually expanding its operations from breakfast into lunch/brunch, then into dinner, Fishtown’s Front Street Cafe celebrated with an official opening party last night.

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Front Street Cafe features an outdoor dining patio and garden with a secondary bar for the warm weather days.

8 Best New Under-the-Radar Restaurants in Philly

Monday, November 9, 2015
Written by Caroline Russock, Zagat

From high-profile debuts to new neighborhood spots, 2015 has been another record year for Philadelphia restaurant openings. Yet, with all the hubbub around many of these openings, inevitably some places tend to get a little more airtime than others. Here’s a look at some new spots that are worth a second look.

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Alex Long works in the kitchen during staff training at Front Street Cafe.

Cafe Brings Organic Options to Front Street

Photo: Alex Long works in the kitchen during staff training at Front Street Cafe. | Margo Reed TTN
Front Street Cafe boasts an all natural and plant-based menu
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Written by Madeline Presland, The Temple News

When real estate businessman Lee Larkin began working in Fishtown, he waited for someone to open a restaurant catering to the needs of the health-conscious. After more than a decade, he decided to do it himself.

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Go Check Out Front Street Cafe Already!

A rare combo cafe and bar
Friday, October 2, 2015
Posted by Mr. Fox, Naked Philly

The revitalization of Front Street took another step forward a couple of weeks ago with the opening of Front Street Cafe at the corner of Front & Thompson. We visited the new place a few days ago and came away impressed with the present and eager to return once the business is fully up and running.

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Front Street Cafe: Proof a Healthy (and Delicious!) Grab-and-Go Breakfast Is Possible

Why eat a Starbucks breakfast sandwich when you can eat a coconut yogurt parfait instead?
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Written by Aduja Fisher, Be Well Philly, Philly Magazine

This morning, I made my way over to Fishtown’s newly opened Front Street Cafe at the corner of Front and Thompson Streets, steps away from the subway, excited to feast on all sorts of healthy breakfast delights in the name of work (yeah, my job is pretty awesome sometimes). So when I got there, I was bummed to find out that they have yet to complete their menu (they just opened Monday), so until mid-October, they’re only slinging stuff from their juice and coffee bar — smoothies, made-to-order juices, tons of teas, lattes and such — along with pre-made fare.

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