In need of a post-holiday detox? Lucky for you and your New Year’s resolutions, the Main Line is home to a healthy collection of cafes and juice bars. Explore our top five guide below—all of which are stocked daily with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients and sling low caloric choices perfect for mid-day meals.
Wayne’s Raw Can Roll: Sheryll Chavarria’s 17-seat raw cafe on Lancaster Avenue specializes in quick-serve vegan, gluten-free and 100% nutrient-intact foods. Selections range from her starters such as sunflower hummus and Mexican guacamole to Toss’n & Turn’n salads with kale bases. Main dishes include Thai spring rolls (zucchini wrapped veggies) or a Medi black bean burger with cashew mayo. Smoothies and fresh-pressed juices elevate the health-first experience. Visit purefoodandbody.com.
Bala Cynwyd’s Honeygrow: Temple alum Justin Rosenberg’s farm-to-fork, clean-eating hub wraps fast, convenient food into a mindful, organic, good-for-you experience! Salads and stir-fries are two main munching options, with the latter built on a foundation of smart egg-white noodles or brown rice. The smoothie menu is comprised of seasonal options blended with natural flavors and fresh ingredients. The highlight is the Honey Bar, which takes snacking to new levels by allowing you to couple fruits and granola with drizzles of varying local honey (clover, wildflower, buckwheat). Visit honeygrow.com.
Ardmore’s Sweetgreen: Focused on keeping food “real,” sustainable and sourcing locally, this eco-haunt slings everything from healthy soups, salads and sandwiches, to froyo and cold-pressed juices. The January salad is already our favorite—organic mesclun and kale cozy aside kimchi, apples, raw beets and cucumbers. The frosting on this crunchy health-conscious “cake” is its miso sesame ginger vinaigrette—zesty and delicious! Visit sweetgreen.com.
Glen Mills’ Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar: With a menu constructed of mostly 500-calorie-or-less options, Dave Magrogan’s organic- and local-focused restaurant is a prime sit-down stop for business lunches and happy hours. Here, you can nosh with ease as no selection is a bad-for-you choice. Visit harvestseasonalgrill.com.
Wayne’s Oasis Juice Bar: Jonathan and Tiffany Watts’ super-healthy cafe, first established in Malvern, is the area’s king creator of the popular apple-lemon-kale juice, fruit smoothies and decadent cashew shakes. But, that’s not all! Their robust roster of superfood boosters will help you kick through your workday, and the raw snacks and handcrafted sweets are the perfect pick-me-ups for fulfilling afternoon cravings without packing on the pounds. Visit oasisjuicebar.net.
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