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“Best lunch spot in Center City!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fuel

Fuel
1225 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4914
215-922-3835
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Ranked #265 of 3,778 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Californian, Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Description: Fuel is a cafe right out of the hills of Hollywood. The first of its kind in the area, Fuel features a delicious menu of paninis, wraps, and salads all made fresh with 100% organic ingredients and all under 500 calories. Fuel also features a juice bar and coffee bar to quench all your thirst needs. Rocco Cima, the owner of Fuel, believes great food can be great for you! Fuel offers delivery and take-out as well. We hope you enjoy this unique experience!
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best lunch spot in Center City!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I go to Fuel at least once a week. Everything is under 500 calories and the options are so tasty and healthy. Their specials are always fantastic and use the freshest ingredients!

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Kensington, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“New concept”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I'd never seen a restaurant that claimed everything was under 500 calories. The menu has a caveat (the 500 cals doesn't include the bread), but overall, the menu items were tasty and filling. There's cheese on almost everything, but they'll hold it if you ask. Calorie counts for each item appear next to it on the menu. The best part? I can honestly say they served the best tomato basil soup I've ever had. Delicious, nice chunky croutons and slightly smoky flavor with the herbal flavor nicely balanced.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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La Costa, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Everything under 500 calories and delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I wandered over for a late lunch and had the hummus (voted best in Philly as a note) and then the eggplant goat cheese panini. Huge portions and I could not finish them. Both were great. Came with a side salad as well. Menu was diverse and very reasonably priced. The only issue is that I had to wait endlessly for a tea refill and it was not very crowded. When it was refilled I got half a glass???? Really odd. But the food and concept of the place is great and I wish they were in San Diego, where I am residing now.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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