Yes, I got it right Couch Tomato– you’d have to be from Philly (Manayunk actually) to fully appreciate that; the Couch Tomato Café is a great local pizzeria / sandwich shop – which fairly recently opened the Tomato Bistro on the second level
Rebecca and I went to visit not too long ago and had a great time – the bistro is perfect for Bridal Showers, Bridesmaids Luncheon or even a rehearsal dinner.
We love the place for its versatility –
They have great pizza, salads, wraps and sandwiches and with the addition of the bistro came a great selection of craft beers and wine.
But, they cater to many people the average bistro doesn’t – they are VERY vegetarian, Gluten –free and vegan friendly – and we LOVE their green practices. The Couch Tomato Café is becoming a GREEN Tomato by:
-Paying a premium for wind energy
-Offering a personalized salad container re-use (recycling) program to minimize waste
-Voluntarily recycling 15 cubic yards of cardboard waste per month
-Use recycled disposable utensils
-Voluntarily recycling over fifty 45-gallon barrels of metal cans and plastic bottles per month
-Using all forced air hand drying in bathrooms (reducing paper waste)
-Voluntarily recycling ten 45-gallon trash barrels of paper per month
-Using three super-high efficiency energy star heating and ventilation systems
-Transitioned away from wax plates
And of course the best part is the food is AMAZING!
While we were there I had the Duck and Apple Pizza – Apple Butter, Duck, Sliced Apples, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella and Arugula – YUM!
And Rebecca (our vegetarian) had the Veggie Panini with Eggplant, Broccoli Rabe, Red Peppers, Basil Pesto and Goat Cheese on their homemade Wheat Focaccia – with a side of their INSANE Mac n Cheese – made with Egg Noodles, Fontina, Parmesan and Gouda.
AND they also do great catering for small home or business events – My brother (who lives out in Bucks County) swears by their Breakfast Strombolis – you just can’t get enough.
Next time you’re in Manayunk, you have to stop by and check it out