Grand Opening of EAT Café, Philly’s First Pay-as-You-Wish Restaurant, Scheduled for October 26


On October 26, Philadelphia’s first nonprofit, pay-what-you-can restaurant will open for business.

EAT Café, which stands for “Everyone at the Table,” will serve dinner every Wednesday–Saturday from 4:30–8 p.m. All are welcome to dine at the community table and pay what they are able to for dinner. Donnell Jones-Craven is acting as general manager and head chef at the café, which was created to nourish, educate and unite the community.

The innovative eatery is a collaboration between Vetri Community Partnership, the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management at Drexel University.

Join the community at the table!

Find EAT Café at 3820 Lancaster Ave. in Philadelphia.

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