Nestled in Northwest Philadelphia in West Oakland, Green Soul is a welcomed addition to the neighborhood. Offering updated versions of classic soul food dishes, Green Soul strives to be a healthy alternative to traditional fast food. This restaurant is run by husband and wife Akil and Stacey Colins.
At Green Soul Cafe, they ‘believe in food that tastes good but is not harmful to you.’ Fresh, organic, daily-made menu options are a big hit. They offer a wide selection of salads, delicious southern inspired sandwiches, and have a variety of vegetarian options.
The best-seller, the Cajun Salmon B.L.T., has spiced salmon and smoked turkey bacon. I am particularly fond of their mango jerk salmon salad, especially paired with their sweet potato pie for dessert. They also offer a variety of natural sodas from oogave.
Green Soul is a sister restaurant to Relish and Warm Daddy’s; the menu was originally developed by head chef Ben Bynum.
The cafe is also dedicated to recycling, and have partnered with Philly Compost to institute a composting program on site.
Green Soul Cafe is located at 7169 Ogontz Ave., Philadelphia. Next time you are in the Philadelphia area, stop in at the Green Soul Cafe for a delicious, healthy alternative to a fast food restaurant.
Rhonda Bartlett is a fourth-year student majoring in professional studies with minors in theatre and journalism. She can be reached at RB681837@wcupa.edu.