Clean Air Council's Dine Out for the Environment Showcases Sustainable Restaurants Around the Region

Philadelphia restaurants will serve up their signature dishes and highlight their commitment to sustainability tomorrow (October 15, 2015) during Clean Air Council's Dine Out for the Environment. This second year event will give diners a sneak peek into impressive kitchens that work hard to support local farms, reduce waste and chemical usage, and leave the world a better place for future generations. Restaurants will donate 15-30% of their sales tomorrow to the Clean Air Council to support its work in the Philadelphia area.

“When Clean Air Council conceived the idea of hosting a sustainable restaurant night, I had no idea the commitment, creativity, and scope of what goes in to serving this amazing food and being environmentally friendly” said Clean Air Council Executive Director, Joseph Otis Minott, Esq.  “Philadelphians love to go to out to eat and now they support restaurants are doing their part to support sustainability.”

Participating restaurants were asked to submit all of their sustainable practices to Clean Air Council. There are traditional and non-traditional ways alike to be sustainable. From recycling and composting kitchen scraps, to sourcing locally, to using natural cleaning solutions such as water and vinegar.

A summary list of participating restaurants is as follows: 

Audrey Claire BYOB
Bourbon and Branch
BRU Craft & Wurst
Cosmic Cafe
EARTH ­ Bread + Brewery
Luna Cafe
Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe
P'unk Burger
Schmear It
SliCE (2 locations South Philly and Rittenhouse)
Square 1682
Twenty Manning Grill
U­Bahn Philly
United By Blue (2 locations)
Vgë Café
William Street Common
Win Win Coffee Bar

For hours, addresses, percentage amounts and summaries are found below. For more information on Dine Out for the Environment,

Agno Grill
donating 15% on Food
2104 Chestnut St, Philadelphia 
11am – 9pm

Agno Grill is a new kind of Mediterranean food inspired by the beauty of its culture and the timelessness of its food. Rooted in the traditions that have lasted for thousands of years, but inspired by modern flavors, processes and ingredients, we strive to make delicious, healthy Mediterranean cuisine that satisfies both the mind and the body.

Audrey Claire BYOB
Donating 15% on Food
276 S. 20th St, Philadelphia 
(215) 731-1222 for reservations
5pm – 10pm

Dine cheek to cheek at Philadelphia’s own little slice of the West Village. Audrey Claire, a Mediterranean BYOB, is one of the city’s favorite restaurants. The food will take you on a grand tour of the Mediterranean, combining distant tastes with locally sourced greens from Pineland Farms. BYOB & CASH ONLY.

Bourbon and Branch
donating 30% on Food
705 N 2nd St, Philadelphia 
(215) 238-0660 for reservations
11 am – 2 am 

Not just a whiskey based-bar, Bourbon and Branch offers an experience you won’t soon forget. If you’re thirsty, try its 17 drafts, many of which are locally brewed, or its uniquely infused cocktails utilizing local liquors. Explore the full menu based on American comfort food and featuring local and sustainable ingredients. 

Brü Craft & Wurst
Donating 15% on Food
1316 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
(215) 800-1079 for reservations
11am – 2am

BRÜ Craft & Wurst is a German-style bier hall and wursthaus nestled in the heart of Midtown Village. The bar is bustling with German draughts and Philadelphia’s most aggressive list of American craft beers. A self-serving station lets customers pour their own beers using special iPads.

Cosmic Café
donating 15% on Food
1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia
(215) 731-1222
8am – 7pm

Featuring locally sourced, health conscious and largely vegetarian food paired with Fair Trade coffee, homemade juices, and baked goods. Cosmic Café is a staple of the famous Boathouse Row. Best of all, everything is served in compostable cups, utensils, containers. Cosmic Café won the Triple Bottom Line sustainability award in 2006. 

EARTH: Bread + Brewery
donating 15% on Food & beverages
7136 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
Kitchen: 5pm – 10pm

EARTH is a brewpub with a wood-burning oven, making unforgettable flatbread pizzas. With a focus on local products and sustainability, everything is made from scratch, with produce sourced from Weavers Way and various farms in PA and NJ. Top that with fresh mozzarella made daily and served with house made beers, soda and kombucha and you have one of Philadelphia’s most sustainable restaurants. 

Eat A Pita
donating 15% on Food
128 S. 12th St, Philadelphia 
11am – 8pm

Eat-A-Pita offers quick and healthy options without sacrificing taste, quality, or price. The heart and soul of The Eat-A-Pita concept is the “Pick Your Own Pita” menu. Guests can “pick” their own PROTEIN, PRODUCE, and POUR – the key ingredients in the pita.

Luna Café
donating 15% on Food & beverages
317 Market St, Philadelphia 
(215) 309-3140 for reservation
7am – 4pm

Luna Café features an exciting menu of American bistro-style cuisine made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients grown or created on farms within 100 miles of Philadelphia. There’s a strong commitment to sustainability in every aspect of the café, even down to eco-friendly take-out containers and cleaning products.

Night Kitchen Bakery & Café
donating 15% on Food & beverages
7725 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia 
7am – 7pm

The Night Kitchen Bakery has been a cornerstone of Artisan Baked goods for over 30 years, known for moist cakes, “Best of Philly” Brownies, and sinful sticky buns. With sustainability initiatives that include sourcing local ingredients from Lancaster Farm Fresh, eliminating plastic and Styrofoam containers and collecting rain water for flower beds and growing herbs, it’s no wonder the restaurant is 3 star Green Certified.

donating 15% on food
1823 East Passyunk Avenue
11am - 10pm

P’unk Burger is East Passyunk’s first casual dining spot for burgers, shakes and fries. The focus is on fresh food (not fast food) that is all natural (antibiotic, pesticide and hormone-free). The menu includes several vegan and gluten-free options. The colorful dining room features a tabletop vintage arcade table with 50+ games – including Burger Time.

Shmear It
donating 15% on Food & beverages
34th & Market, Philadelphia
7:30am – 2pm

Schmear It is a unique mobile bagel eatery utilizing locally farmed ingredients to make deliciously flavored cream cheese options. The truck doubles as a grassroots fundraising and marketing platform for local nonprofits. Leveraging its mobile market presence, Schmear It raises funds and increases exposure for featured organizations. 

SLiCE - 2 locations!
donating 15% on food
1180 S. 10th St, Philadelphia
10:00am – 3am
1740 Sansom St, Philadelphia
3:30pm – 10pm

SliCE offers award-winning Trenton style pies in Rittenhouse Square and South Philadelphia. Dough is made fresh every day, hand tossed and topped first with the highest grades of cheese, then baked with our homemade, hand crushed San Marzano tomato sauce. Top that with freshly chopped veggies or hand cut pepperoni. All locations are BYOB and offer pick-up, delivery and dine-in. 

Square 1682
donating 15% on food
121 S. 17th St, Philadelphia
(215) 563-5008 for reservations
6:30am – 12am

Square 1682 is a progressive restaurant featuring local, American cuisine with a focus on craft cocktails and a wine selection that will please all. Located in a LEED certified building, the restaurant sources so locally, even the roof top garden is harvested and served alongside proteins from local meat farmers and fisheries. 

Trolley Car Cafe
3269 S. Ferry Rd, Philadelphia 
7am – 3pm

Trolley Car Café is a modern twist on the 50’s-themed Trolley Car located alongside Fairmount Park in East Falls. Ride your bike, drive, walk or jog to us from nearby Kelly Drive. Have a seat inside the eco-friendly Café or enjoy the outdoor patio with views of the Schuylkill River and award-winning kitchen garden. 

Twenty Manning Grill
donating 15% on Food
261 S. 20th St, Philadelphia
(215) 731-0900 for reservations
5pm – 11pm

Everyone needs “that spot.” The one that’s there for the first date and for the third dinner this week. Located in Rittenhouse Square, Twenty Manning Grill has a reputation based on repetition – friends and neighbors return for seasonal, classic fare served in a relaxed setting. Twenty Manning is happily “that spot.” What are neighbors for?

U-Bahn Philly
Donating 15% on Food & Beverages
1320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
4pm – 2am

Descend from the streets of Midtown Village into U-Bahn, Philadelphia’s new underground stop for all things local - food, beer and music. Eighteen taps will be pouring an all Pennsylvania draft list and draft cocktails. The menu will showcase house-made pickles, cheese boards, old school bar snacks and twists on Philadelphia’s favorite sandwiches.

United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier - 2 locations!
donating 15% on Food & Beverages
144 N 2nd St, Philadelphia
3421 Walnut St, Philadelphia
7am – 7pm

A Philadelphia-based apparel/goods clothier and a full coffee bar featuring locally roasted organic coffees and pastries. Sustainability initiatives go far beyond sourcing, featuring compostable packaging, vegan dairy options and even alternative energy powering both locations. For every item sold, the company removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups.

Vgë Café 
donating 15% on Food & Beverages
845 W. Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr 
(610) 527-3091 for reservations
11:30pm – 8pm

Vgë Café is a casual, pure vegan and kosher restaurant option for health-conscious individuals. All soups, sandwiches and salads are prepared fresh, on the premises, free of preservatives. This menu of balanced nutrition is coupled with LED lighting, reusable dishes and compostable take out containers to reduce environmental impact. 

William Street Common
donating 30% on Food & Beverages
3900 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
(610) 283-5447 for reservations
12pm – 12am

A bar & kitchen in University City that employs a style of service for its communal tables. Customers are invited to enjoy the casual food menu by Chef David Gilberg, and hand-crafted selection of beers and specialty cocktails, all under the twinkling lights of our indoor beer garden. The restaurant’s long list of sustainable credits include buying ingredients from local farms and having a strict waste and reuse program.

W/N W/N Coffee Bar
donating 15% on Food
931 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia 
9am – 12am

W/N W/N is a cooperatively-owned café, bar, and kitchen serving coffee, booze and food. All the food (except citrus) is sourced from local farms like Kneehigh Farm, Heritage Farm, La Finquita, and Castle Valley Mill. The menu is mostly vegetarian and vegan food, with a few meat add-ons from Stryker Farm or Lancaster Farm.


Clean Air Council is a member-supported, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting everyone's right to breathe clean air. The Council works through public education, community advocacy, and government oversight to ensure enforcement of environmental laws.