This post comes to your from Philadelphia-“The city of neighborhoods.” I had a lovely visit with an old friend from college and we enjoyed brunch at a great local spot-Green Eggs Cafe. (sans ham 😦 despite my love of the Dr. Seuss story growing up)
I had my usual dilemma of feeling overwhelmed by the amount of wonderful food and wanted to order everything on the menu. I also could not decide if I wanted sweet or salty. Kristen is a vegetarian, so sharing would probably not be an option since I was craving meat. I decided to go for something salty and ordered the duck hash skillet, which included pulled duck confit, sweet potatoes, parsnips, two eggs over easy and a cabbage slaw on top. It was served over their signature brioche toast and smothered in gravy. Very colorful and tasty!
Kristen ordered the quinoa porridge with agave nectar, cinnamon, cardamom, golden raisins, and cream topped with fresh berries and fresh berry compote. She ordered orange juice and to our surprise it tasted freshly squeezed! Quinoa is a nutty grain that is also a complete protein, and I believe it’s the only plant-based complete protein source.
Next time I visit, I must get the Red Velvet pancakes, which is Kristen’s favorite item on the menu! The menu describes them as buttermilk pancakes with chocolate morsels layered with strawberry mascarpone and topped with fresh strawberries and a maple syrup and chantilly cream.
Green was the theme of the day as we ended out visit with a trip to Green Street Consignment. I’m not usually big into thrift stores, but this was one so well-organized and had a great selection of name brand items. And it never hurts to support recycling.