In our Philadelphia waterfront location – and throughout all of our locations – we place an emphasis on providing our customers with fresh, healthy foods that are crafted from locally sourced and sustainably produced ingredients. We take classic, recognizable dishes and put a tasteful twist on them so that our customers can delight in the freshness of our offerings.
As we place such an emphasis on healthy living and delicious foods, we’d like to introduce you to some of the superfoods that you can find throughout many of our menu items. The term gets thrown around a lot, so for a little context, a superfood is a food that is densely packed with a number of nutrients and so considered to be exceptionally healthy. The next time you’re perusing over our menu, make sure you look closely because you’ll see some of these hiding out!
Native throughout most of North America and first cultivated right across the river in Whitesbog, New Jersey, blueberries are a sweet, delicious superfood that are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. They’re not just delicious, these little berries are also low in calories and high in vitamins C and K, and a serving of them has a respectable amount of fiber. In addition to their nutritional value, blueberries have been linked to a number of health benefits. Among these are cholesterol regulation, improving and boosting memory, and lowering blood pressure along with benefiting cardiovascular health overall.
Salmon is one of the few animal-based products that has managed to make it onto the list of superfoods, but it has earned that spot triumphantly. Salmon is packed to the gills – excuse the pun – with proteins that repair and maintain the various tissues in your body, along with omega 3 fatty acids that support heart health. It is also loaded with vitamins B6 and B12 as well as vitamin D. Salmon is implicated in supporting the health of various systems and functions in the body, including bone and blood health along with boosting and supporting healthy nervous and immune systems. If that weren’t enough reason to add more to your diet, it’s just plain delicious, and our salmon is always fresh. Though we don’t catch our Salmon along the Philadelphia waterfront, you can expect it to be fresh!
Kale is one of the foods most commonly cited in lists of popular superfoods, and it has just as many good reasons as salmon for occupying the spot. Kale is absolutely loaded with vitamins and minerals. Only one cup of kale contains more than 100% of your daily value in vitamins A, C, and K. In fact, a cup of Kale contains seven times your daily value of Vitamin K. It’s also full of important mineral nutrients like potassium and manganese. It’s also full of antioxidants like blueberries, and like salmon contains its fair share of omega 3 fatty acids. In addition to being full of nutrients, kale may even be able to support a healthy lipid profile, keeping down LDL levels.
The incredible edible egg is also a superfood that is jam-packed with nutrients. Think of it – the function of an egg is to provide nutrients to support growth, and that’s exactly what they can provide. Eggs are full of antioxidants, rich in minerals and vitamins, and loaded with nutrients like choline and omega 3 fatty acids. In addition, eggs contain all 9 essential amino acids – a very rare trait in any food, and necessary for the support and reparation of tissues. Eggs are even rich in trace nutrients, which, though they are only necessary in small quantities, are necessary nonetheless. In addition to being exceptionally nutritious, eggs can even help to raise HDL while potentially even being able to lower LDL.
Avocados are also a perennial addition to many lists of superfoods, and this one is no exception. There are enough reasons why avocados are considered a superfood to write a full article in its own right, but to keep things short, avocados are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Avocados contain tons of fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, and healthy servings of vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and some B vitamins as well. Avocados can help support your immune system, your circulatory system, your eyes, hair and skin, and many other systems and tissues. Avocados may even be able to reduce chronic inflammation, which may offer a number of its own benefits just by doing so. Suffice it to say that avocados are rich in nutrients and compounds that support a number of systems of the body.
These are only a few of the nutrient-rich superfoods that you can find in many of the menu items of our Philadelphia waterfront restaurant – though you can also find them at any of our other locations. Remember, we are operated under a slightly altered schedule, and our Penn’s Landing and Dilworth Plaza locations are still open for ordering online or over the phone for in-store pickup.