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Dining on the Honor System

Dec 01, 2016 05:42PM

The nonprofit, pay-what-you-can Everyone At the Table (EAT) Café nourishes, educates and unites the community in a welcoming environment. It functions like any other restaurant. People sit and eat a delicious meal and then receive a check with a suggested price for the meal. They will have the option to pay the suggested price, more than the suggested price, less than the suggested price or nothing at all. No one else dining in the restaurant will know how much someone paid for their meal. Any amount collected above the suggested price will help cover the cost for meals for people that cannot pay that price.

Open since October, they also engage the community through activities, events and educational programming, including culinary arts and workforce readiness training. General Manager Donnell Jones-Crave says, “The EAT Café is a collaboration between Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, the Vetri Community Partnership, Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sports Management and the West Philadelphia community. Additional contributors including People’s Emergency Center, Ahold USA/Giant Food, Greensgrow, Metropolitan Bakery, and La Colombe Coffee.”

Location: 3820 Lancaster Ave., For more information, visit

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