Enjoy Thanksgiving from the EAT Cafe!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
3820 Lancaster Avenue

Bring home Thanksgiving Dinner from the EAT Cafe!  EAT will be closed on Thanksgiving but you can still enjoy our delicious home cooking.  They will provide you everything but the turkey!

Orders can be placed online at the following link: EAT Cafe Thanksgiving Order

A member of the EAT Cafe staff will contact you to confirm the details of your order. Payment will be requested ahead of time over the phone. Patrons can also come into EAT Cafe to place and pay for orders.

Fill out this order form right online!

Order Deadline: Sunday, November 18th

Pick Up at EAT: Wednesday, November 21st, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Side Dishes

$15 small (serves 4-6 people)

$40 large (serves 15-18 people)


Mashed Potatoes

Green Bean (with shallots)

Sauteed Greens (vegan)

$20 small (serves 4-6 people)

$55 large (serves 15-18 people)

Macaroni and Cheese

Candied Yams


$8 per pint

Giblet Gravy

Fresh Cranberry Relish


House-Made Desserts

Pecan Pie $35

Sweet Potato Pie $25

Apple Crisp Small $20 (serves 4-6)

Apple Crisp Large $55 (serves 15-18)

Please also consider DONATING to support our mission to feed families this Thanksgiving.

Any amount helps!

Donate Here

$80 provides dinner for a family of 4

$150 provides dinner for a family of 8



Annette at Youth Forum

Youth Forum 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
EAT Café

Check out photos from our Second Annual Youth Forum on September 15! It was a fun, informative afternoon of community building and social justice. Ten youth photographers, ages 10-16, shared their engaging work and their insights on how to address issues in their communities. Capped off by a compelling youth panel and delicious food by the EAT Café, it was an amazing event!

The Youth members of Witnesses to Hunger are building a movement by speaking out about their experiences with health, community, education, and empowerment. Don't miss this compelling photo exhibition, on display at the EAT Café through October.


What: Second Annual Youth Forum, A PhotoVoice Exhibit

When: On display through October

Where: EAT Café, 3820 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia PA, 19104


Nafisah M., age 16

Avery J., age 14

Joeanna M., age 10

Rahmere M., age 14

Bobby E., age 10

Qadir M., age 13

Annette S., age 10

Marcus T., age 14

Mariana T., age 10

Marques T., age 10

Julia Turshen at the EAT Cafe

Guest Chef Julia Turshen at the EAT Cafe

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
EAT Café

In "Cooking dinner for tonight and tomorrow night," Joy Manning profiled the release of Julia Turshen's cookbook,  Now and Again, and the special dinner on September 11 at EAT Café, featuring Turshen as guest chef along with recipes from her book.

Turshen's book is based on creating beautiful home-cooked meals that reduce waste by repurposing or reinterpreting leftovers and other forms of creative food reuse.

EAT Café featured Julia Turshen as a guest chef on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30pm, who prepared a lavish four-course meal. 

Nibbles:  Roasted soy sauce nuts

First course:  Shrimp and kimchi pancakes. Kimchi tartar sauce

Main course:

Lamb and zucchini meatballs with tahini sauce
Charred broccoli with capers and lemon
Baked Saffron rice
Whole wheat flatbread

Intermezzo:  Frozen watermelon agua fresca

Dessert:  Yogurt cheesecake with plum preserves

Eat Cafe Event

Second Friday on Lancaster Ave.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
EAT Café

Come to EAT Café for our Second Friday on Lancaster Ave art show in March. See the work of Mindy Flexer and meet the artist. 

Artist's website: https://www.mindyflexerart.com/

Artist's social media: https://www.facebook.com/mindyflexerartschool/

Find other Lancaster Ave. Second Friday events here: https://www.facebook.com/lancasteravephilly/

Mardi Gras Donuts To Go

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

EAT Café is selling FRESH house-made DONUTS and we're doing it New Orleans style!

Mardi Gras Donuts To Go

Tuesday, February 13th9am - 5pm


  • Donuts - $7 per ½ dozen / $12 per dozen.

  • La Colombe coffee




EAT Cafe Grand Opening!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
3820 Lancaster Avenue

The wait is almost over! EAT Cafe will officially open for business on Wednesday, October 26th! We hope you'll join us for our Grand Opening. We are having a Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting at 11:00am (followed by a light reception), and dinner service will begin at 4:30pm. EAT Cafe will operate Wednesdays through Sundays from 4:30pm-8:00pm. We can't wait to welcome Everyone At the Table :)

For more information about the Public Forum, email info@eatcafe.org or call 267-359-6249.

EAT Cafe Community Open House!

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
3820 Lancaster Avenue

Join us on Friday, October 14th from 4:30pm-6:30pm for our Community Open House! Come get a preview of EAT Cafe before we open for business! Take a tour the space, talk with the Cafe Manager and staff, and learn more about our pay-what-you-can model. Snacks and refreshments will be served! EAT Cafe's Community Open House is in conjunction with Lancaster Avenue's Second Friday, so be sure to check out what else Lancaster Ave has to offer while you're out. 

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome! Let us know if you plan to attend! RSVPs are recommended (but not required) so we have an idea of how much food to make. RSVP here.  

Public Forum

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:45pm to 11:30pm
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Want to learn more about EAT Café? Join us at our Public Forum on Tuesday, June 7th from 6:45pm-7:30pm at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships (3509 Spring Garden Street). The Public Forum will take place following the Dornsife Center's free monthly Community Meal. Come for the delicious meal, stay for the Public Forum! Come learn more about EAT Café, our unique payment model, service model, community programming, partners, and more. Meet EAT Cafe's Manager, operational partners, donors, and Community Advisory Committee. Ask questions and get answers. We hope to see you there! For more information about the Public Forum, email info@eatcafe.org or call 267-359-6249.

Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:00pm
People's Emergency Center

We are holding our monthly Community Advisory Committee meeting to prepare for the E.A.T. Café’s grand opening this spring! Contact Callie at cap387@drexel.edu for more information

Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:00pm
People's Emergency Center

We are holding our monthly Community Advisory Committee meeting to prepare for the E.A.T. Café’s grand opening! Contact Callie at cap387@drexel.edu for more information.