• Laura Brzyski

Vegan Eatery Greens and Grains Is Opening Their Second Philly Location

Photograph by Greens and Grains.
Photograph by Greens and Grains.

Starting today, snag a plant-based breakfast taco or smoothie bowl at Greens and Grains’ new Rittenhouse spot.


Greens and Grains, a local vegan fast casual eatery, is opening their second Philly location today in Rittenhouse. With their first in the Concourse of the Comcast Center (currently closed due to COVID-19), this marks Greens and Grains’ first street-side storefront in the city.

Housed in the former Sip-N-Glo Juicery at 17th and Sansom Streets, the newest Greens and Grains spot will be serving Mediterranean-influenced savory salads, wraps, and sandwiches, plus their signature cold-press juices, superfood smoothies, and açaí bowls. You can expect mouth-watering menu items — all of which are 100-percent plant-based, baked (never fried), and free of added sugars — such as a gyro pita with seitan, chk’n parm pesto panini with vegan mozz and cashew pesto, corn tortilla breakfast tacos loaded with vegan chili, tofu scramble, vegan cheese and avocado, and a matcha superfood smoothie made with coconut milk, kale, spinach, matcha, Brazil nuts, hemp seed protein, banana, and pineapple. Healthy and delicious? We’re in.

Even better: Greens and Grains is community-focused. A portion of this weekend’s grand opening sales will be donated to Feed the Block, an initiative founded by Gangster Vegan’s Vinny DePaul to provide free, plant-based meals and bags of fresh produce to local communities in need. Additionally, Greens and Grains will help give out 200 Gangster Vegan taco bowls at the Philadelphia Homeless Encampment on Saturday, September 19th.

Greens and Grains — which currently has six other locations across Atlantic, Monmouth, and Philadelphia counties — was founded in 2017 by Nicole Jacoby and Lambros Psounos of LAN Restaurant Group. After opening at the Concourse in 2019, the husband and wife team started planning a second Philly location. Despite the pandemic, Jacoby and Psounos were eager to see through the Sansom Street store. “We have an amazing staff here and we’re dedicated to preserving their jobs, especially while our location at the Concourse at Comcast Center is closed,” says Jacoby.

Greens and Grains at 1700 Sansom Street will be open daily from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. for takeout, delivery (through Toast and Grubhub), and limited dine-in.